Thursday, 17 November 2016

Old Glass Blogpost - featuring Chance Brothers Pattern D!

This popular Victorian glass was manufactured by Chance Brothers in clear and tinted versions. One of a range of figured rolled glasses; smooth on one side and patterned or 'figured' on the other.

Pattern D - blue.

Pattern D - yellow.

Pattern D - green

Pattern D - yes you guessed it pink!

Because, like Muranese and Kaleidoscope, it has a light catching, sparkly nature it was often used for borders and to give texture to panels...

Below it makes an interesting backdrop to a painted piece;

Unlike Muranese, Pattern D is hard to find for matching purposes, the closest match being Muranese.
For more info on old glass please visit the old glass directory on my website.

Old Glass Blogpost - featuring Pilkingtons Kaleidoscope!

Chance Brothers Kaleidoscope

I love this Victorian glass first manufactured by Chance Brothers but sadly withdrawn by Pilkingtons 1957 - 1961. I've recently completed a couple of restorations using this beautiful glass which comes in 13 different tints;

Blue Kaleidoscope.

Pink Kaleidoscope.

Apricot Kaleidoscope.

The closest match for restoration purposes is currently Muranese. For more examples / information on old glass please visit the Old Glass Directory on my website.