Definitely not alone, Stuart, and the photos I've seen of your own Chance pressed glass still raise my eyebrows!
I would like to take this opportunity to clear up any misunderstanding from my statement:
It may have been Chance or one of its distributors "tarting up" the glassware. However, no adverts or records have appeared so far that attribute these fittings to Chance, so I can't be certain about this.
There is no doubt that the metalware seen adorning Chance items were NOT manufactured by Chance, and was definitely sourced by various makers, as mentioned in my book, p.28 (e.g. James Clarke & Sons). What I was trying to demonstrate in this topic was whether Chance itself actually sold items with the metal fittings.
believe that it was one, or more, of its distributors although there is some debate about those fittings which are crimped onto the foot of the jugs and basins. I think those metal feet can only have been fitted whilst the glass is hot and malleable, which indicates that some fittings were probably fitted at the factory. See image, where the foot of the jug is also slightly deformed and the metal fitting is extremely tight on the glass foot.
Any ideas how, after the jug was pressed, the metal foot was added? I may include these thoughts in Chance Additions