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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: Franlow on January 20, 2012, 12:33:51 PM

Title: Please help identify this vase - ID = Dartington
Post by: Franlow on January 20, 2012, 12:33:51 PM
I found this at a bootfair last year & thought it looked so stylish, I had to have it. The marks to the base are really clear & I thought it would be a simple job discovering who it is by. Three hours later & I'm giving up the will to live! My biggest problem is I don't know how to phrase my search properly. Can any kind soul give me a hand please?
TVM
Fran
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: Lustrousstone on January 20, 2012, 12:36:12 PM
We need to see a picture of the whole vase as well please
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: Franlow on January 20, 2012, 12:42:29 PM
This is it, keep having to resize the photos!
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: flying free on January 20, 2012, 12:44:23 PM
I think this is the Dartington Glass Victorian range.
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Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: Franlow on January 20, 2012, 12:50:17 PM
Boy how quick was that? Thankyou so much. Next time I won't waste time faffing around I'll come straight to the experts!
Fran xxxx :kissy:
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: chopin-liszt on January 20, 2012, 12:57:59 PM
It certainly does look as if it might be - but was Victorian not one of the ranges produced by the short-lived Dartington Studio?

I'm afraid I lost interest in the Studio stuff when they did the Victorian, not my taste, so I never bought any, and Victorian was the last range they did. I had been hopeful they'd carry on and do more.

The mark on the base is not that of Dartington Studio, which is an illustration of two blow-pipes with a blob of glass on their ends.

Or am I being ignorant about other Dartington ranges......... ?  :spls:
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: Franlow on January 20, 2012, 01:03:44 PM
http://www.dartington.co.uk/living/type/vases/lily-vase.html#
It is the florabundance Lily range designed for the V&A. I have had my brolly in it by the front door :-[
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: glassobsessed on January 20, 2012, 01:21:23 PM
Sounds like a practical solution for a dripping brolly... Quite big then at 35cm.

Dartington Crystal then rather than Dartington Studio (or Dartington Glass).

John
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: Franlow on January 20, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
Well I never, I thought Dartington was just one company. Thanks so much.
Fran x
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: chopin-liszt on January 20, 2012, 01:50:38 PM
It's current Studio stuff is called Innovate.

Glass is a diverse and fascinating subject, Franlow.... are you getting hooked yet?

Perhaps you should put something soft in the bottom of your vase to prevent your umbrolly marking the base - even if it's just some kitchen roll or bubblewrap - unless you can think of something more aesthetic which would serve the same purpose. I think this is a great use for it! It is to be enjoyed.
Title: Re: Please help identify this vase
Post by: glassobsessed on January 20, 2012, 02:34:09 PM
The company started out as Dartington Glass but these days after buy outs etc. it is called Dartington Crystal. Dartington Studio refers to a range of glass produced between 97 and 2004, very nice it was too but it proved too expensive to produce and it was discontinued. Search the board to see several examples.

John