Two books were currently planned for the 'Chance' series, but due to the influx of extra data on the domestic glassware, this prompted a supplemental volume called Chance Additions.
Links: Chance Additions | Chance Expressions | Chance Reflections
A new book which is the second volume to Chance Expressions, and not a reprint or replacement.
- Actual photographs of patterns, previously unseen, including some which may have only been used for trial periods
- A complete list of the Orlak oven-to-tableware glass
- Labels from the pressed glass ranges
- Examples of Spiderweb variations, including the lids and knops
- Many more examples of the rare Cato design
- Complete list and photographjs of all Aqualux, including a previously unknown hors d'oeuvres set
- Coloured Swirl examples! Or maybe not...?
- Photographs of the entire Balloons pictorial series
- Ten different designs of Green Leaves
- all known variations of the Cut Pearl design
- An actual example of the Koala design
- The remaining Shakespeare designs by Kenneth Townsend. Also see the official Kenneth Townsend web site (right: the Cheshire Cat)
- Many more unusual Novelty and Commemorative trays
- The ruby-flashed and the larger Swirl handkerchief vases, both of which predate the Milk range
- Blue-Quilt handkerchief vase
This is just a small representation of what is available.
The cover shows, from top left:
Green Leaves, Koala, Cut Pearl, Chance 150th anniversary tray, Coty dish
guide to the domestic glassware
by Chance Brothers
From a collectors point of view there is
very little to help with the identification,
dating, valuation and relative rarity
of domestic glassware produced
by Chance Brothers, apart from this
But there are many misleading comments and
statements that simpy propogate rumours
and incorrect identification for
some of the patterns – all
these are addressed in Chance
Expressions. Available soon.
History of Domestic Glassware from
Including a catalogue
and reference guide for any collector
Buy Now from Cortex
the week starting 10th December 2007)
Many important findings that will help answer
the following questions:
What exactly is 'Aqualux'?
A truly iconic design
- Is your rare Swirl dish really Swirl?
- Who designed Swirl?
Probably not who you think!
- Who designed the superb Psychedelic pattern?
- Handkerchief Vases: how many colours/patterns?
- Which rare patterns are not
listed on this
- How much did Britannia
cost in 1950?
Included is a chapter
précising the history of Chance
Brothers — Volume 2 (Chance Reflections,
due out in 2008) deals with
this in depth, along with
the various technologies developed
Also included is a
chapter detailing Chance's
involvement with the media and
the influence of 1950s design,
various manufacturers, organisations
- Foreword by Charles Hajdamach
- 1. A Short History of Chance
- 2. Pressed
- 3. Slumped
Glass: Fiestaware Cross-Reference
- 4. Slumped Glass: Fiestaware Patterns
- 5. Fiestaware: Related Issues
Posy Bowls, 1956-81
- 7. 1950s
and the Media
We are honoured to include a foreword
by Charles Hajdamach, a widely respected glass
historian, researcher and author:
British Glass, 1800-1914
1900-2000 (due 2008)
Carder and Steuben
Glass: American Classics
- Full-colour printing, 'perfect' bound, silk
laminated 350gsm soft cover
- Size: A4 (210 x 297mm)
- SIze/Type: 148 pp on quality
150gsm silk paper
- Provisional price: just £17.99 (€27
through Europe, $35 US)
- Printed and Published in the UK
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