Just skimming through old messages, and came across this thread
with the comment:
Interesting that it has a retailers label on â€˜Cascade Englandâ€™ I have seen that two times before both on Holmegaard Gull vases (I know the label for 1960s 70s items) â€“ not saying that it is Holmegaard but it feels imported from Scandinavia.
It's a shame that Adam doesn't mention the colours of the Cascade-labelled vases.
Reading through several threads on here to do with Cascade, the loose concensus seems to be that they were an importers. Could it be possible that rather than being an importer, they were producing Scandi designs under license in the UK? It's just speculation, but I'm not sure pieces actually made by Holmegaard would have been re-labelled, as the design and interior magazines of the period that I have seem to regard Holmegaard quite highly, and it was sold fully advertised by Heal's department store - so I can't see much point in putting the label of a lesser company on the glass.
And culled from another thread, which may back up my specualtion (emphasis mine):
I have a recollection that "Cascade Glass" was a trade mark used ( with a black and silver label of a fountain cascading down by one of our pressware comeptitors now defunct. So it may be Waterstone Glass of Wath upon Wear near Rotherham, Wodd Bros, or Trent Valley.
I have not seen a catalogue for ages, and I left my archives on defunct British Glass to the Broadfield House Museum in Kingswinford, near Stourbridge. A call to Roger Dodsworth the curator ( and author of "British Glass between the Wars" may solve the mystery!
The blue looks like Waterstone who made mainly bottles and ashtrays and a few things like eye baths in that blue. (See Eyebath website for Woods as well!)
Sorry not a definite solution but a lead perhaps...
Fancy giving away my archives in July and deciding in September to start collecting British Domestic Glass! Doah! What a plonker!
So if anyone just happens to be passing Broadfield....