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Paul S.:
In view of the lack of available book information on this subject, thought it would be useful to show colours used by this factory, with the aim that members might add others not included in this initial effort.          Again, in view of the poor book coverage of the factory, it would be useful to provide images of the many shapes associated with these colours  -  but the colours might come first, followed by the two tone pieces perhaps.

I've shown the recognized colour name where known - invented others, which obviously can be changed if someone can provide the right one - and in the interests of simplicity have steered clear for the time being of including the pattern name i.e. Venetian Ripple, horizontal wave etc.
As to be expected, certain colours predominate and from my own experience sunshine amber is perhaps at or near the top of the list,followed by one of the ambers, and for others this may well depend on where people live.

I may have misunderstood the books, but I'd assumed it was only sunshine amber in the Gay Glass range that fluoresced, but assuming I have my greens correct, then evergreen also glows.
For some reason I appear not to have seen the Gay Glass spring (eau-de-nil), nor the green from the Bristol Blue range produced during the 1970's or the ruby used in the Flair pieces.           
Just for the sake of mentioning it, the Gay Glass range did include clear pieces - whether for all of the patterns or only some I'm note sure - and other patterns were made in clear, but how extensively I've no idea. 
Pieces shown are either backstamped or known patterns from this factory.

Feel free to comment in whatever way, and hope people will add those missing colours I've mentioned. :)

P.S.   to be continued ........

Paul S.:
some more............

there is a decided difference - in the flesh - between the two ambers shown here.

Whether there really is a difference between sunshine amber and the other large similar coloured vase, I'm not sure.    The vase is thicker and in the flesh appears decidedly darker than the smaller pieces - but at the end of the day they may all be classified as Gay Glass sunshine amber.         They all fluoresce very well, although the rims of the small pieces show green in ordinary daylight (even in the picture I think) whereas the vase does not show this effect.  So, people's opinions please.

Paul S.:
and finally the greens.......

Paul S.:
just one more...  this is what I've called 'new amethyst', from the Bristol Blue Range in the 1970's  -  it's noticeably different from the earlier more common colour of the same name.

David E:
Well done!

There is also an amethyst in the later range (beat me to it), and regarding the Flair range: Ruby (I have a bowl in this colour), Green, Amber, Teal, Blue.


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