Dartington Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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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.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Dartington #FT2 Frank Thrower Flame Red/Amber Glass Vase

A flame red British glass vase with stylised flower and sun patterns. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT2.

Dartington #FT58 Frank Thrower Blue Glass Greek Key Vase

A blue British glass vase with greek key pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT58.

Dartington #FT59 Frank Thrower Turquoise Glass Daisy Vase

A turquoise British glass vase with daisy pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT59.

Dartington #FT60 Frank Thrower 1960's Flower Glass Vase

A midnight grey British glass vase or candle holder with stylised flower pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT60.

Dartington #FT65 Blue Glass Frank Thrower 'Geometric' Vase

A kingfisher blue British glass vase with geometric pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT65.

Dartington #FT66 Blue Glass Frank Thrower 'Sun' Vase - Label

A kingfisher blue British glass vase with sun pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT66, labelled.

Dartington #FT72 Frank Thrower Flame Red Glass Greek Key Vase

A flame red British glass vase with greek key pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT72, labelled.

Dartington #FT88 Frank Thrower Glass Panel + Spot Vase

A midnight grey British glass vase or candle holder with panel and spot pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT88, labelled.

Dartington #FT95 Frank Thrower Nipple Blue Glass Vase

A kingfisher blue British glass vase with "nipple" pattern (also known as "X Certificate"). Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT95.

Dartington #FT98 Frank Thrower Kingfisher Blue Glass Bark Vase

A kingfisher blue British glass vase or candle holder with bark pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT98, labelled.

Dartington #FT101 Flame Red Glass Bark Vase by Frank Thrower

A flame red British glass vase with bark pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT101.

Dartington #FT228 Frank Thrower Glass Marguerite Vase - Boxed

A British clear glass vase with "Marguerite" flower pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT228, boxed.

Dartington #FT222 RARE Frank Thrower Glass 'Volterra' Vase

A large green British glass "Volterra" floor vase. Made by Wood Bros, for Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT222, labelled.

Dartington #FT223 RARE Frank Thrower Glass 'Inkwell' Vase

A large green British glass "Inkwell" floor vase. Made by Wood Bros, for Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT223.

Dartington #FT224 RARE Frank Thrower Glass 'Candy' Vase

A large amber British glass "Candy" floor vase. Made by Wood Bros, for Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT224.

Dartington #FT402 Frank Thrower Turquoise Glass 'Flare' Vase

A British turquoise and clear cased glass vase with "Flare" pattern. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT402, marked.

Dartington #FT113 1970's Spotted Glass Vase - Labelled

A British clear glass vase with coloured spots. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, from the "Kitchen Collection", pattern number FT113, labelled.

Dartington #FT146 Frank Thrower Glass 'Avocado' Bowl/Dish

A British clear glass "Avocado" bowl / dish. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT146, labelled.

Dartington #FT181/4 Bristol Blue Glass Frank Thrower Bowl

A blue British glass "Victoria" apothecary jar. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, pattern number FT181/4, labelled.

Dartington Single Stem 'Conceicao Cabral' Glass Vase

A black, white, red and clear British glass stem vase. Made by Dartington, pattern name "Conceicao Cabral".

Dartington Hooped Green Cased Glass Vase - Labelled

A British green and clear cased glass hooped vase. Made by Dartington, marked and labelled.

Dartington Glass Decanter by Frank Thrower - Labelled

A British clear glass decanter / bottle. Made by Dartington, designed by Frank Thrower, labelled.

Dartington Cranberry Pink Glass Vase - Stamped/Labelled

A pink British glass vase. Made by Dartington, marked and labelled.


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References

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

Books


Frank Thrower and Dartington Glass | ISBN 978-0955286520


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

Websites

www.dartington.co.uk