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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 Brothers Black Glass 'Psychedelic' Handkerchief Vase

A black, white and clear British glass 'Psychedelic' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers, labelled.

Chance Brothers Green Glass 'Duet' Handkerchief Vase

A green, white and clear British glass 'Duet' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers, labelled.

Chance Brothers Red Glass 'Carré/Escher' Handkerchief Vase

A red, white and clear British glass 'Carré' (also known as 'Escher') handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers, labelled.

Chance Brothers Orange Glass 'Gingham' Handkerchief Vase - Label

A red, orange and clear British glass 'Gingham' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers, labelled.

Chance Brothers Caramel Glass Cordon Handkerchief Vase

A caramel, white and clear British glass 'Cordon' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Brothers Black Glass 'Bandel-2' Handkerchief Vase

A black, white and clear British glass 'Bandel-2' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Brothers Amber Glass 'Hammered' Handkerchief Vase

An amber British textured glass 'Hammered' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Brothers Amber Glass 'Cotswold' Handkerchief Vase

An amber British textured glass 'Cotswold' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Brothers Green Glass 'Small Flemish' Handkerchief Vase

A green British textured glass 'Small Flemish' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Brothers Blue Glass 'Small Arctic' Handkerchief Vase

A blue British textured glass 'Small Arctic' handkerchief vase. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Brothers Glass Grantleigh Plate/Dish c. 1980

A brown, blue, black, white and red British glass 'Grantleigh' plate. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Bros Glass Regency Gold Plate/Dish 1972 - Boxed

A gold and clear British glass 'Regency Gold' plate. Made by Chance Brothers, labelled and boxed.

Chance Bros Glass 'Swirl' Teardrop Bowl 1950's/60's

A white and clear British glass 'Swirl' plate / dish. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Bros Orange Glass Canterbury Plate/Dish 1971

An orange and clear British glass 'Canterbury' plate / dish. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Bros Turquoise Glass 'Lotus' Plate/Dish 1973

A turquoise, yellow and clear British glass 'Lotus' plate / dish. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Bros Pink/Blue Glass Clematis Plate/Dish 1971

A pink, blue, green and clear British glass 'Clematis' plate / dish. Made by Chance Brothers.

Chance Bros White Glass Filigree/Lace Plate/Dish 1971

A white and clear British glass 'Filigree' plate / dish. Made by Chance Brothers, labelled.


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References

For more information on Chance glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Chance Expressions: The History of Domestic Glassware from Chance Brothers | ISBN 978-0954919610


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

Websites

www.chanceglass.net