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    Posted 11 years ago

    vetraio50
    (734 items)

    I bought this fazzoletto vase at the Surry Hills markets about ten years ago and it has remained a bit of a mystery to me. I have found one similar on the Chance glass site (chanceglass.net) and they attribute it as a possible Chance piece.
    Chance is an English glass firm with a long history going back to Robert Lucas Chance in 1828. They made glass for the Crystal Palace in London in 1851 and the greenhouses at Chatsworth House. In 1945 the company was taken over by Pilkington glass. They specialised in flat sheet glass.

    I suppose another way of using flat glass is to create these handkerchief or 'fazzoletto' vases. The form became an icon of the modernist period and these versions by Chance were cheaper to make and more cost effective than the Italian products made famous by Venini and the artists of Murano.

    The edges of the ruby glass have been bevelled and the gilded.

    I'd appreciate any comments you may have about Chance glass.

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    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      It's pretty thick, isn't it?
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks BELLIN^* and to austrohungaro too!
      It's about 25mm thick = 1/10th of an inch

      Height is 9.5 cm = 3.7 ins
      Width is 15 cm = 5.9 ins at the widest point.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks scandnavian_pieces, toolate2 and Dean @ MuranoGlassArt too.
      This one I think is not so difficult to achieve as the Murano pieces.
      I think it's more a piece of pressed glass.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks BeauxPurdy too!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks u88xcq!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks bratjdd!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      your very welcome Kevin:)
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks GLAZZMAN 'n AMBER too!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks TOM!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AIMATHENA 'n INKY too!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks NUTSABOTAS!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks INKY 'n MOON too!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY10456!
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      David E. is the author of Chance Glass Books. Here is his site, drop him a line and find out for sure.

      http://www.chanceglass.net/pages_hk/index.html

      Great site there!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks Amber! I had seen the site and based my attribution on the same vase he has there:
      http://www.chanceglass.net/pages_hk/hk_gallery.html

      But I might contact him since it has been some time and maybe he knows something more these days!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks AURA & KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS!!!

      You've dug deep to find this one !!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks JENNYN !!!! !!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!'m
    21. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 6 years ago
      that colour is amazing, thanks for the research...another darn glass maker added to my list!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ANNE & WINDWALKER !!! !!!!! !!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER & DEANO !!! !!!! !!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NICEFICE !!! !!!! !!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      Many thanks VCAL !!!!!!

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