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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: MANDI on November 19, 2012, 04:48:13 PM

Title: smoked glass cameo tankard - ID = Dartington
Post by: MANDI on November 19, 2012, 04:48:13 PM
This is a well made smoked glass tankard. Heavy glass with a round pontil on base. There is an attached cameo on the front with what looks like deer/or a rose maybe as it is not too clear. It looks like 1970's glass and I wondered if it could be Wedgwood and if not Scandanavian. Very heavy base. Strange design! Anybody have any ideas please?
Title: Re: smoked glass cameo tankard
Post by: Greg. on November 19, 2012, 05:05:15 PM
Dartington could be worth looking into.
Title: Re: smoked glass cameo tankard
Post by: chopin-liszt on November 19, 2012, 05:14:14 PM
I second your suggestion, Greg.  :)
Title: Re: smoked glass cameo tankard
Post by: Paul S. on November 19, 2012, 07:07:58 PM
under the heading of 'Rarer Pieces' - page 159 of Linda and Stuart Smithson's book, this does look very much like FT1.    A tankard made in midnight for the period 1967/8 and 1969 only.     Someone else confirm please. :)
Title: Re: smoked glass cameo tankard
Post by: glassobsessed on November 19, 2012, 07:24:05 PM
This is the commemorative FT1 tankard for 1969, same book (p146) describes it as the Dartington Hall Seal (rose design with hart lying in middle).

They produced this tankard with a different design on it each year.

John
Title: Re: smoked glass cameo tankard
Post by: Paul S. on November 19, 2012, 08:19:00 PM
apparently, this particular seal, along with some others on the FT tankards, was designed by Kim Thrower.        I don't know if this one was issued in any sort of limited or numbered edition - some were, although I wouldn't call numbers in the thousands 'limited'.        Nice tankard, and midnight more attractive than clear, maybe. :)
Title: Re: smoked glass cameo tankard
Post by: glassobsessed on November 20, 2012, 02:17:20 PM
Perhaps we could call those editions 'not very limited'... The limited runs were engraved on the base, so easy to distinguish from the unlimited.

I don't recall seeing one of these tankards in midnight before but here is one in kingfisher (made in 67 or 68): https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/DartingtonGlass#5752079486296159602

John