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Post by Pip on March 24th 2009, 9:10 pm

Dartington Glass was established in Torrington, Devon in 1967. Eskil Vilhemson from a Swedish glass company was brought in as Managing Director along with a team of Scandinavian glass blowers. Frank Thrower was the chief designer and creative inspiration at Dartington Glass since it's inception until his death in 1987.

Below are three large vases produced in 1978 by Wood Brothers for Dartington Glass. Left to right: a Volterra in smoke, an Inkwell in jet and a Candy Vase in amber - very few were made.

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Post by Pip on March 24th 2009, 9:29 pm

A few more bits of Frank Thrower designed Dartington glass ....

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Post by dantheman on March 24th 2009, 9:33 pm

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FT2 in kingfisher


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Post by dantheman on March 24th 2009, 9:34 pm

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Post by dantheman on March 24th 2009, 9:36 pm

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Post by dantheman on June 2nd 2009, 10:03 pm

that's a Frank Thrower design for Dartington glass I think in pewter

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Post by big ed on June 3rd 2009, 8:44 am

I think it's Frank Thrower , he did a series of these in 1968 , numbered ft58, ft 60 and so on ,all with different neck shapes , only one FT 101 was copied from Sarpaneva's crocus vase for littala.
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Post by Pip on August 18th 2009, 9:17 pm

The Mark Hill/Eve Thrower book is very useful - well worth buying :-).

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Post by Pip on August 18th 2009, 10:19 pm

Yep, FT2 is the shape number - most of these types of late 1960s Frank Thrower designs were available in Kingfisher, Clear, Midnight and the much rarer Flame (official Dartington colour names).

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Post by Christine on August 24th 2009, 1:48 pm

"Dartington Glass: The First Twenty Years, 1967 to 1987" by Linda and Stuart Smithson has everything in it that Frank Thrower (and a few others beside during that period) designed for Dartington and is often found on ebay direct from the authors at a good price.

I'm not entirely convinced Pip's glasses are FT. I'll check later
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Post by Christine on August 25th 2009, 6:17 pm

I apologise, they are FT109, Polar range "On the rocks". Second quality though with that label. Came in clear, midnight and kingfisher. The glasses are hi-balls (109/6) if 5.5 inches tall.

Here's an FT2 to look out for, unstruck Flame = amber
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Post by dantheman on September 13th 2009, 9:58 am

Ft 66

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Green Daisy vase

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Aqua Greek Key vase

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Post by dantheman on September 15th 2009, 1:36 pm

FT 60

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Hyacinth vase

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green and aqua greek key design

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Post by dantheman on September 15th 2009, 2:04 pm

This tiny candle holder with bark effect stands at 2.5 inches tall
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Post by big ed on September 15th 2009, 2:09 pm

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I have had a few of these over the years, they can be bought quite cheaply ,but look great .
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pair of clear greek key vases
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Post by Thesigeng on July 8th 2010, 12:37 am

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Candle holder
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Post by Thesigeng on July 8th 2010, 12:41 am

Is it correct certain coloured labels meant seconds. I know of the red, black and gold labels. What do they signify on the Dartington glass?
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