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ARZBERG "1000 CHROMATICS" (BLOCK ?)

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China and Dinnerware1492 of 2393Teacup & Saucer~Steeplechase horse racing~By Johnson Bros in Australia1937 Edwin Knowles
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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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I have a few pieces of the Arzberg Chromatics range. But I was wondering if anyone has any information about the American Block Manufacturing Company. I've seen on the net that it was founded in 1963. I know that I see lots of Chromatics pieces on ebay marked Block rather than Arzberg. Here in Australia we see Arzberg and not Block versions of this design by Gerald Gulotta & Jack Prince that I think goes back to 1973.
I'll be putting on some other Chromatics pieces later.
I love the handle on this cruet/serving bowl/jam pot. It appears on the cups as well! And I have a preference for the Lavendelrot.

There is one of these at the Brooklyn Museum:
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/159081/Sauceboat_Chromatics_Line

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Sean!
    This is about another company however: the Block Manufacturing Company.
    The American Manufacturing Company is a much earlier beast!
    I'm taking a copy of this material however because all of this info is important. I just keep learning.

    But this Block company was begun in 1963.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    Mmmm. really want to see more from this range. It is lovely!
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    I agree, colors and handle are groovy. (couldn't help myself).
    Looking forward to seeing more and will keep an eye out for pieces.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks austro and Amber!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Maggie Dog!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN and AGHCOLLECT!
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    your very welcome Kevin:)

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