The Chance Brothers [Robert and William] started manufacturing window glass in their aptly named Chance Glass factory in England in the early Nineteenth Century. The company then moved on to produce lighthouse lens and other specialist optical glass before producing iconic homewares in psychedelic patterns and colours in the 1960s.
These glass dishes were the first pop art pattern made by Chance Glass – the pattern called ‘Canterbury’ is based on tulips – in 1973. The pattern also came in red and in many shape variations- all with a gilt edge.
Canterbury is the most collected of the pop-art glass today; it was produced up to 1979, and Chance Glass itself ceased production in 1983.
The dishes are termed ‘pin’ dishes- they have a lovely circular form without the fussy fluted edge of other Canterbury pieces. And it’s nice having a pair-
The dishes are for sale: $AUD60