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The Handkerchief Vase was a popular icon from the late 1950s right into the 1980s and were produced as a more cost-effective alternative to the handkerchief (fazzoletto) vases made on Murano and popularised by Venini in the 1950s.
Chance first produced the Handkerchief vase in 1957 and the first models were the Intaglio design. Due to the cheap 'sheet glass' method of production (until about 1960, thereafter 'float' glass was used), this allowed Chance to produce later Fiestaware with a large variety of screen printed designs in vast numbers. Handkerchief vases can be considered an entire subset from this collectable range.
Sources: the Smethwick
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