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
Also see below two new books on glass-related topics, just released:
A History of Glassmaking in London: and its Development on the Thames South Bank
by David C Watts
Publisher: Watts Publishing
A new book, just launched in May 2009, which charts the history of glassmaking in London. A very detailed book with hundreds of photos and illustrations.
Lighthouses: The Race to Illuminate the World
by Toby Chance and Peter Williams
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
A new book, which explores the efforts by Chance Brothers from 1851 to produce lighthouse parts that were eventually found all around the world. Using technologies pioneered by James Timmins Chance, this optical glass became world-renowned.
Visit Toby Chance's web site
A new book which is a supplement to Chance Expressions, and not a replacement.
- Actual photographs of patterns, previously unseen, including some which may have only been used for trial periods
- Labels from the pressed glass ranges
- Examples of Spiderweb variations, including the lids and knops
- More examples of the rare Cato design
- More on Aqualux, including a previously unknown hors d'oeuvres set
- Coloured Swirl examples!
- Photographs of the entire Balloons pictorial series
- Five different design of Green Leaves (is there a sixth?)
- More variations of the Cut Pearl design
- An example of the Koala design!
- The remaining Shakespeare designs by Kenneth Townsend. Also see the official Kenneth Townsend web site (right: the Cheshire Cat, photo © Pip Harris)
- Many more unusual Novelty and Commemorative trays
- The ruby-flashed and the larger Swirl handkerchief vases, both of which predate the Milk range
This is just a small representation of what is available.
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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