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Vasart Catalogue construction - Colours
This re-construction was made with the help of many of the former club members who provide photographs and details of all the colours and sizes in their collections. For the first time it can be shown in colour. However I do not think this gives a good representation of the colours used. If there is a collector who has sufficient Vasart to cover these colours, would you like to take close-ups in identical lighting please.
THE VASART COLOURS
|Catalogue Colour No.||Common Name||Approx||Methuen Classify||Catalogue Colour No.||Common Name||Approx||Methuen Classify|
|3||Black||see notes||27||Royal blue||19C7|
|5||Pale yellow||2A5||29||Mid blue||20B8|
|8||Lime green||2C5||32||Greyish blue||21D5|
|11||Greyish brown||6E3||35||Deep turquoise||24D8|
|13||Red||10A8||37||Pale emerald green||27B8|
|14||Pale pink||10A3||38||Dark green||27D8|
|16||Deep red||11C8||40||Deep green||29D8|
|17||Rose pink||12A4||41||Yellowish green||30A8|
|18||Rose red||12B8||42||Mineral grey||30C2|
|19||Persian rose||13B8||Av.||Aventurine inclusions|
|20||Greyish magenta||13D5||Sil.||Silver (Mica) flake inclusions|
|22||Lilac||15B4||Fil.||Filigree cane inclusions|
Black is not a real glass colour but is used where a very dark colour cannot be identified.
The above colours were determined from samples of Vasart glass in consistent lighting and compared against the colour charts in Methuen Handbook of Colour, ISBN 0 413 33400 7 and the actual classification codes shown against each colour are from that source. Of course the variety of shading in glass is to great to be shown here and the shades chosen are in my judgement the best averages.
I will redo the colour patches as soon as I can. In the meantime do not rely on them! FA March 2000. 2005 still done nothing, but an idea is germinating!
MIXED COLOURS (Granules of two colours together)
COMBINATIONS RECORDED Grouped by lower colour (number) to upper colour.
/ = Separate colour sections, & = Combined colours
Whorls are twisted spirals of colour usually found at the junction of colours.
Often with added colours
1 /White/Pale Pink
PINKS and REDS (13-25)
13 & White/Blue & Whorls
14/ Pink & Mauve whorls
15/ White & Turquoise whorls.
17/ Purple & Aventurine
18/ Purple & Aventurine
20/ Blue & Dark blue Whorls
22/ Deep violet & Aventurine
23/ Pale pink & Canes
24 & Canes/Greyish blue
ORANGES and YELLOWS (6-12)
6/ Grey & Filigree Canes
7/ Mineral grey
10/ Clear & Silver
12/ Yellow & Cane
27 & Aventurine
28 & Orange
29/ Purple & Aventurine
30/ Red 30/ Brown
31/ Black & Cane
39/ Olive & Aventurine
40/ Black & Aventurine
Pale blue/Mid blue
STRIPED STYLE (Usually in clear glass)
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