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A guide to Chance glassware
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Information grew from our sister site when the research on the subject made it grow out of all proportion!

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To make things easier, we decided to split the two sites: still covers 20th Century European Glass while researches the glass produced by Chance in much greater depth. Further sites may be forthcoming to cover other companies production in more detail.

Why Chance Glass?

If you are old enough, it is entirely possible that between 1934-1980 you would have encountered Chance glass in one form or another. It may not have been Fiestaware but could have been one of the many pressed glass items listed on this site. Take a look in the cupboard: you may be surprised what you'll find...

The old Chance Glass works, in Spon Lane, Smethwick, is also about five miles from our premises and its history impacted on the Midlands area by employing a wide range of people in a diverse area of manufacturing.

Being ideally situated made it easier to research the company.


A Britannia pressed glass plate as used continually by the family since 1949!

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