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Dartington Glass was founded in 1966 in Devon, England, by The Dartington Hall Trust. Frank Thrower was chief designer and co-director, and made over 500 designs for Dartington during his 20 years at the company. Staff at Dartington were trained by skilled glassblowers from Kosta and Orrefors. In 1982, Wedgwood glass bought a 50% stake in Dartington, but sold their share to the Rockware Group in 1989. Dartington was renamed Dartington Crystal in 1987, and returned to private ownership in 1994.

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Dartington rare British amber glass 'Candy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT224. Dartington rare British amber glass 'Candy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT224. Dartington rare British amber glass 'Candy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT224. Dartington rare British amber glass 'Candy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT224.
Dartington rare British amber glass 'Candy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT224.

Dartington rare British green glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223. Dartington rare British green glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223. Dartington rare British green glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223. Dartington rare British green glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223.
Dartington rare British green glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223.

Dartington rare British black glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223. Dartington rare British black glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223. Dartington rare British black glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223. Dartington rare British black glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223.
Dartington rare British black glass 'Inkwell' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223.

Dartington rare British green glass 'Volterra' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT222, labelled. Dartington rare British green glass 'Volterra' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT222, labelled. Dartington rare British green glass 'Volterra' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT222, labelled. Dartington rare British green glass 'Volterra' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT222, labelled.
Dartington rare British green glass 'Volterra' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT222, labelled.

Dartington British glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, in rare flame red colour, pattern number FT72. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT98.
Dartington British glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, in rare flame red colour, pattern number FT72. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT98.

Dartington British midnight grey glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled.
Dartington British midnight grey glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled.

Dartington British midnight grey glass 'stylised flower' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT60. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'stylised flower' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT60. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT58. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT58.
Dartington British midnight grey glass 'stylised flower' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT60. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'stylised flower' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT60. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT58. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT58.

Dartington British blue glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British blue glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British green glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'certificate X' or 'nipple' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT95.
Dartington British blue glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British blue glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British green glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'certificate X' or 'nipple' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT95.

Dartington British midnight grey glass 'daisy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT59. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'daisy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT59. Dartington British midnight grey glass vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT62. Dartington British midnight grey glass vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT66.
Dartington British midnight grey glass 'daisy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT59. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'daisy' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT59. Dartington British midnight grey glass vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT62. Dartington British midnight grey glass vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT66.

Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British turquoise green glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88. Dartington British turquoise green glass 'stylised flower' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT60. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled.
Dartington British kingfisher blue glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British turquoise green glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88. Dartington British turquoise green glass 'stylised flower' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT60. Dartington British midnight grey glass 'panel + spot' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled.

Dartington British green glass vase, acid stamp to base + labelled. Dartington British green glass vase, acid stamp to base + labelled. Dartington British green glass vase, acid stamp to base + labelled. Dartington glass candlestick holder, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT353.
Dartington British green glass vase, acid stamp to base + labelled. Dartington glass candlestick holder, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT353.

Dartington British blue glass vase, acid stamp to base. Dartington British blue glass vase, acid stamp to base. Dartington British blue glass vase, acid stamp to base. Dartington British purple glass vase, unmarked.
Dartington British blue glass vase, acid stamp to base. Dartington British blue glass vase, acid stamp to base. Dartington British purple glass vase, unmarked.

Dartington British turquoise glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British blue glass 'marguerite' vases, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British green glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British blue glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT58.
Dartington British turquoise glass 'bark texture' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101. Dartington British blue glass 'marguerite' vases, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British green glass 'marguerite' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228. Dartington British blue glass 'greek key' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT58.

Dartington glass vase with coloured spots. The shape is from the Kitchen Collection, designed by Frank Thrower in 1971, pattern number FT113, but this could possibly be an experimental piece, as I have not seen this spotted pattern documented anywhere. Dartington glass vase with coloured spots. The shape is from the Kitchen Collection, designed by Frank Thrower in 1971, pattern number FT113, but this could possibly be an experimental piece, as I have not seen this spotted pattern documented anywhere. Dartington glass vase with coloured spots. The shape is from the Kitchen Collection, designed by Frank Thrower in 1971, pattern number FT113, but this could possibly be an experimental piece, as I have not seen this spotted pattern documented anywhere. Dartington glass vase with coloured spots. The shape is from the Kitchen Collection, designed by Frank Thrower in 1971, pattern number FT113, but this could possibly be an experimental piece, as I have not seen this spotted pattern documented anywhere.
Dartington glass vase with coloured spots. The shape is from the Kitchen Collection, designed by Frank Thrower in 1971, pattern number FT113, but this could possibly be an experimental piece, as I have not seen this spotted pattern documented anywhere.

Dartington British kingfisher blue glass vase with moulded stylised flower and sun patterns, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT2. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass vase with moulded stylised flower and sun patterns, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT2. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass vase with moulded stylised flower and sun patterns, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT2. Dartington British kingfisher blue glass vase with moulded stylised flower and sun patterns, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT2.
Dartington British kingfisher blue glass vase with moulded stylised flower and sun patterns, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT2.

Dartington 'Conceicao Cabral' glass vase. Dartington 'Conceicao Cabral' glass vase. Dartington 'Conceicao Cabral' glass vase. Dartington 'Conceicao Cabral' glass vase.
Dartington 'Conceicao Cabral' glass vase.

Dartington cranberry pink glass vase, stamped + labelled. Dartington cranberry pink glass vase, stamped + labelled. Dartington cranberry pink glass vase, stamped + labelled. Dartington cranberry pink glass vase, stamped + labelled.
Dartington cranberry pink glass vase, stamped + labelled.

Dartington British glass 90cl decanter, designed by Frank Thrower, labelled. Dartington British glass 90cl decanter, designed by Frank Thrower, labelled. Dartington British glass 90cl decanter, designed by Frank Thrower, labelled. Dartington British glass 90cl decanter, designed by Frank Thrower, labelled.
Dartington British glass 90cl decanter, designed by Frank Thrower, labelled.

Dartington British turquoise glass 'Flare' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT402, acid stamp to base. Dartington British turquoise glass 'Flare' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT402, acid stamp to base.
Dartington British turquoise glass 'Flare' vase, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT402, acid stamp to base.



        



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Frank Thrower and Dartington Glass | ISBN 978-0955286520



20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-0847822539

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