Cut Ruby, Blue & White
intaglio range were only produced for a
short time and differ significantly from
Intaglio handkerchief vases were known
to be made around 1957/58, but other glassware
had probably already been superceded by transfer-printed
These have a 'flashed' red, white or blue outer
layer of glass and the designs were
created by cutting through the colour to reveal
can be seen on the photo (left), the cuts
are reasonably deep for just 3mm glass
and, being hand-cut, a great deal of
control had to be exercised by the engraver.
The un-engraved blanks were also purchased by
other designers for their purposes. One
notable person was the late Geoffrey Baxter
who used such blanks for his college course
work in 1953. Baxter joined Whitefriars
the following year and ended as Chief Designer.
6½" dia. ruby-flashed circular Intaglio dish
8" oval ruby-flashed Intaglio dish, suspected to have been made by Geoffrey Baxter.
photo © Anne
Large white flashed Intaglio handkerchief vase
and matching dish, named 'Cut
photo © Emmi
Chips can devalue the item
substantially, although very
slight marks can be less of a problem.
But Intaglio is not like Fiestware, where
chips can render certain items worthless,
and it can maintain a fairly good price
even with slight imperfections.
Of the three colours, the white and blue examples
are the most sought after. Note the
white example shown might not be Chance,
although there are known examples of white
intaglio handkerchief vases and dishes.
See the Handkerchief
Look for regular geometric patterns as seen here
- this probably indicates Chance, but Czech
and Bohemian glassworks have produced similar
items in the past (most of which have their
own worth anyway!)
Chance 7-in opal-flashed Intaglio dish