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Robert Lucas Chance, previously a manager at Nailsea, bought the British Crown Glass Company in 1824. He was joined by his brother William Chance in 1932, and from then on the factory became known as Chance Brothers. In 1945 the company was taken over by Pilkington glass. Popular designs from Chance include the Spiderweb range by Robert Goodden, the Fiesta range, and of course the wide range of handkerchief vases produced from the 1950's up until 1981 when the factory was closed.

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Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 1' - c. 1960. Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 1' - c. 1960. Chance black + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Psychedelic' - c. 1970. Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Psychedelic' - c. 1970.
Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 1' - c. 1960.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 1' - c. 1960.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance black + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Psychedelic' - c. 1970.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 54
Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Psychedelic' - c. 1970.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 54

Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Psychedelic' - c. 1970. Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978. Chance white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978. Chance orange + yellow glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978, labelled.
Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Psychedelic' - c. 1970.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 54
Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105
Chance white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105
Chance orange + yellow glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105

Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978. Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978. Chance orange + red glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978. Chance orange + yellow glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978.
Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105
Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105
Chance orange + red glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105
Chance orange + yellow glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105

Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled. Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled. Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled. Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled.
Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 103
Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 103

Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969. Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961. Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961. Chance brown + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974.
Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 103
Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance brown + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 104

Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974, labelled. Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974, labelled. Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974, labelled. Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974, labelled.
Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 104
Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 104

Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974. Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Carré' (also known as 'Escher') - c. 1974. Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase - Cordon - c. 1961 Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Polka-Dot' - c. 1974.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 104
Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Carré' (also known as 'Escher') - c. 1974.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 105
Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102

Chance purple glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961, labelled. Chance purple glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961, labelled. Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase - Cordon - c. 1961 Chance caramel + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Chance purple glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance caramel + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102

Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Carré' (also known as 'Escher') - c. 1974. Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Carré' (also known as 'Escher') - c. 1974. Chance caramel + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961. Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Duet' (also known as 'Duo') - c. 1981.
Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Carré' (also known as 'Escher') - c. 1974.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 105
Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Carré' (also known as 'Escher') - c. 1974.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 105
Chance caramel + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance green + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Duet' (also known as 'Duo') - c. 1981.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 105

Chance amber glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965. Chance green glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965. Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965. Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965.
Chance amber glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106
Chance green glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106
Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106
Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106

Chance amber glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Hammered' - c. 1969. Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Arctic' - c. 1969. Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Flemish' - c. 1969. Chance green glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Flemish' - c. 1969.
Chance amber glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Hammered' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106
Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Arctic' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106
Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Flemish' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106
Chance green glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Flemish' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106

Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980.
Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 58

Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980.
Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Grantleigh' - c. 1980.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 58

Chance glass dish with white floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Filigree' - c. 1971, labelled. Chance glass dish with white floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Filigree' - c. 1971, labelled. Chance glass dish with white floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Filigree' - c. 1971, labelled. Chance glass dish with white floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Filigree' - c. 1971, labelled.
Chance glass dish with white floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Filigree' - c. 1971, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 54

Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971.
Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 62

Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971.
Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 62

Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971.
Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 62

Chance glass dish with orange floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with orange floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Clematis' - c. 1971. Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Clematis' - c. 1971.
Chance glass dish with orange floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Canterbury' - c. 1971.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 65
Chance glass dish with floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Clematis' - c. 1971.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 62

Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Lotus' - c. 1973. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Lotus' - c. 1973. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Lotus' - c. 1973. Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Lotus' - c. 1973.
Chance glass dish with turquoise floral pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Lotus' - c. 1973.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 65

Chance glass dish with gold floral pattern, pattern name 'Regency Gold' - c. 1972, boxed + labelled. Chance glass dish with gold floral pattern, pattern name 'Regency Gold' - c. 1972, boxed + labelled. Chance glass dish with gold floral pattern, pattern name 'Regency Gold' - c. 1972, boxed + labelled. Chance glass dish with gold floral pattern, pattern name 'Regency Gold' - c. 1972, boxed + labelled.
Chance glass dish with gold floral pattern, pattern name 'Regency Gold' - c. 1972, boxed + labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 54

Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955. Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955. Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955. Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955.
Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 49

Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955. Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955. Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955. Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955.
Chance glass dish with white swirling pattern and gold rim, pattern name 'Swirl' - c. 1955.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 49

Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase - Bandel 2 - c. 1969. Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961. Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961. Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Flemish' - c. 1969.
Chance yellow + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 103
Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance orange + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Cordon' - c. 1961.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 102
Chance blue glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Small Flemish' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106

Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978, labelled. Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978, labelled. Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled. Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled.
Chance blue + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Gingham' - c. 1978, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p105
Chance turquoise + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969, labelled.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 103

Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969. Chance amber glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965.
Chance red + white glass handkerchief vase, pattern name 'Bandel 2' - c. 1969.
Ref: Chance Expressions p 103
Chance amber glass handkerchief vase from the 'Tinted' range, pattern name 'Cotswold' - c. 1965.
Ref: Chance Expressions p106



        



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