Collection Notes: Colorful Holmegaard Glass

Collection Notes: Colorful Holmegaard Glass

Rachael Grad
Oct 24, 2011

These colorful Holmegaard glass vases stood out at the Christie Antique Show last month. The bright colors, perfectly smooth surfaces and pleasing design of the pieces attracted immediate attention. The high price tag (around $300 a piece) made us wonder about the history of these pieces so we did a little research...

The Holmegaard Glass factory was started in 1825 in Denmark by Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe. The first products made were green bottles, followed by table-glass. In the 20th century, artists started designing Holmegaard's glass products. Danish glassmaker Per Lütken is credited for making Holmegaard successful in the 1960s and '70s. He worked at Holmegaard from 1942 until his death in 1998, and created some of the factory's classic pieces, included the vases shown above, which date from the 1960s.

Visit 20th Century Glass for a look at more Holmegaard glass pieces.

Images: Rachael Grad, 20th Century Glass

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