An original vintage candle holder or vase, designed by Frank Thrower and made by Dartington, Devon, England. The design originated in 1968 and is FT60. It's square with a wide round rim, and designed as both a vase and to hold a pillar candle on its inner shoulders. It's in the Kingfisher Blue (turquoise) colouring. The Kingfisher was only used from 1967 to 1973 - dating this quite precisely to this late mid century era.
Each side of the square shape has an abstract raised daisy pattern in the middle, lightly textured. This contrasts with the smooth cylindrical narrow neck then wide round rim. Flat polished rim. Mouth blown and handmade so the glass has natural undulations and ripples. This vase has thick glass, making the Kingfisher particularly rich and dark.
It's in excellent condition with just two of the tiniest inner rim imperfections (see photo 5, they're impossible to see). 12cm tall x 8cm x 8cm. The inner rim is around 5.8cm wide (so the inner shoulders will support a pillar candle 4 to 5.5cm wide), and the inner hole is about 2.5cm wide. It's a great example.
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Dartington Frank Thrower FT60 Kingfisher blue turquoise art glass vase. 1960s

  • mid century, vintage, retro, votive, pillar candle, handmade, flower, pot, candleholder, Got a match, art glass vase, Whitefriars Aqua, 1968