Signed Kastrup Holmegaard Denmark 81/2 inches Height Blue Ombré Mouthblown Glass Vase
5 inches DiameterX 8 1/2 inches Height
An amazing array of Ombré Blue glass sets the tone of this sophisticated Vase by Holmegaard, Denmark
Holmegaard Glassworks was founded in 1825, but it all starts two years before, as Count Christian Danneskiold- Samsøe (1774-1823), applied the King of Denmark for permission to build a glassworks at Holmegaard Mose (a bog). Sadly, the Count dies before the permission is granted, but short after his death, his widow Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe (1776-1843) received the permission from the King, and pursued the project.
The glassworks was placed at the bog, because here was sufficient fuel to produce the temperatures needed for the glass kiln, and their first product – green glass bottles was produced in 1825, with the help of a Norwegian glassblower (The Norwegian Glassworks had monopoly to sell glass in Denmark until 1814, where Denmark lost Norway to Sweden). The Countess was a visionary woman, and wanted early on to expand the product line with beautiful clear drinking glasses and by 1835, Holmegaard was producing drinking glass, wineglass and decanters – this time with the help from Bohemian (German) glassblowers. With their advanced skills and craftsmanship, the company was now able to produce in clear glass, for the first time in Denmark. The opal glass shortly followed.
In 1847, Holmegaard established another glassworks, Kastrup Glassworks, near Copenhagen, to accommodate growing need for a proper bottle production, not least due to Jacobsen’s beer production (Tuborg). Kastrup Glassworks exclusively produced glass bottles and in 1857, the only production of glass bottles was at this glassworks. Kastrup Glassworks is sold in 1873.
Most of the glass products at Holmegaard were made from foreign designs, but at the beginning of the 20th century, different Danish artists worked with the company in designing and shaping Holmegaard’s glass products. In 1923, Holmegard started collaborating with Royal Copenhagen – Holmegaard produced glass designed by Royal Copenhagen – the glass material was refined and the lines were purer. This partnership continued for four year.
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