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Author Topic: A use for Fan Vases (or Fag Vases?) :-)  (Read 1710 times)

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Offline David E

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« on: August 23, 2006, 01:10:25 PM »
Came across this item from an importer's advertisement, dated 1951.

I was curious to know whether it was their original purpose, or if it was contrived by the maker/importer as an alternative use.

Importer was Artglass Ltd., 48 Carnaby Street, London, and the advert was titled 'Venetian Glass'. Can post the full advert if required: there is one of those stylised fish lamp stands also shown.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006, 01:28:34 PM »
Hmm... might help if I posted the actual picture link! :oops:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2968
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006, 02:21:41 PM »
It's a great kitsch idea 8)  but if they were originally intended for fags, then the inside bottom is the wrong shape to allow them to actually fan out properly.  It would have to reflect the shape at the top IMHO, otherwise they would all be squashed up inside.   :oops:
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006, 07:14:36 PM »
Original Fenton ad (1927) calls them Fan Vases.

Sorry - not tobacciana.  :shock:

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006, 07:17:04 PM »
David & Anne — the oval cigarettes are instantly recognisable as Passing Clouds by W.D. & H.O. Wills, the only oval cigarrette, and the only one sold in a pink packet or box.   Very much a fashionable lady's accessory.    See this 1956 advertisment.

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2006, 07:32:16 PM »
Ah, thanks for that! I actually collected cigarette packets when I was a nifter and I distinctly remember the pink Passing Clouds pack - never knew they were oval though :)  :shock:
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2006, 08:47:49 PM »
Quote from: "Bernard C"
David & Anne — the oval cigarettes are instantly recognisable as Passing Clouds by W.D. & H.O. Wills, the only oval cigarrette, and the only one sold in a pink packet or box.   Very much a fashionable lady's accessory.    See this 1956 advertisment.

Bernard C.  8)


Not the only ones, Turkish and "oriental" cigarettes were also oval, very popular in pre-war Germany, disgusting smelly things that they were.....
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006, 06:50:46 AM »
Quote from: "DenCill"
Ah, thanks for that! I actually collected cigarette packets when I was a nifter and I distinctly remember the pink Passing Clouds pack - never knew they were oval though ...

I collected almost anything in childhood, except boxes, which I put things in.   I had one of the pink 100s boxes — I can't remember what was in it, postage dues on piece, marbles, Meccano gears, or Bayko rods, perhaps.

Better stop now, or I will start reminiscing about marble runs.

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2006, 07:35:40 AM »
I reckon collectors are born with a particular gene — whether it's faulty or not, I'd prefer not to speculate :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006, 08:57:10 AM »
If you want marbel runs go the The House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey devon.
They also have attached a nice glass studio with two young artists blowing lovely glass-I know because I bought some!
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