These are a Beautiful Pair of Dartington Glass ‘Panel + Spot’ vases / candleholders, made in England circa 1960’s / early 1970’s.
Fantastic Modernist design by Frank Thrower, hexagonal thick walled art glass, with raised ‘Panel + Spot’ motifs on each side, referencing ancient Greek styles.
The smaller vase pattern number FT88 has a shape reminiscent of an inkwell with its squared rim. The rare taller vase, has a slight variation in tone, almost turquoise, and is a wonderfully imposing geometric clean lined form, with a subtle frosted texture to the glass.
A classic iconic design very reminiscent of the sixties. The glassblowers at Dartington were trained by Scandinavian masters from Kosta and Orrefors and this is refelected in the style and technique.
Striking examples of British Art Glass that would make a great addition to a Dartington collection and would complement Whitefriars or Scandinavian glass designs. Would be great in any retro, vintage, sixties, mid century modern, minimal or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, a couple of miniscule fleabites on the rims, too small to photograph, nothing to detract on display.
Measuring: Larger 9.5 x 11 x 10cm / 3.75 x 4.5 x 4in
Smaller 8 x 10.5 x 10cm / 3.25 x 4.25 x 4in.