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Frank Thrower For Dartington "Holding Company" Decanter c1970

Heading : Dartington "Holding Company" decanter
Date : c1970
Period : Elizabeth II
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Stopper : Original ball stopper
Body : Rectanuglar with moulded sides with ripple effect
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead, pattern FT44
Size : 23.7cm tall and 12.5cm by 7.6cm
Condition : Some minor internal residue
Restoration : None
Weight : 1129 grams

This has many attributes of Webb glass post war and those optical pieces designed by Irene Stevens and those from Orrefors. It is a weighty and robust example that will not easily be knocked over when filled. Many thanks to Dr Colin Sutherland, our Frank Thrower fan for the identification.

Londoner Thrower worked for Wuidart with Ronald Wilson before taking up glass design having spent soem time selling pottery of al things. He co-founded Dartington glass in 1963 and was evidently influenced by Swedish design of the time. We are also advised that Frank was a bit of a ladies man, blessed with good looks and charm as wel as business acumen.

Dartington is now the last major glassware producer in Britain.



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