Posted 3 years ago
This vase has been for some time a real mistery to me... it didn't seem to fit in any range or style I know.
To start with it bears a red Holmegaard label, what made me think of Lütken, or maybe Sidse Werner.
It is full of bubbles, just like the Erik Höglund's Blåsiga (windy) series from the 1950s or the Sargasso ones by Kaj Franck from the 1960s... and as far as i know, only the LAVA series by Lütken has some bubbles on it, but they happen to be in a "guest star" way... they're not the main issue in that series.
Then, the shape seems to fit, once again, with that of some LAVA vases (it's got rounded base and top, but the centre of the vase is square-ish... Then the silhouette sort of fits with one of the Majgron vases (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/40737-majgrn-per-ltken-holmegaard-1955?in=collection-457), but Lava vases are exageratedly hand-made looking... I mean every item is totally different from all the other with the same design, with huge variations of shape and colour... and there's no green colour that I know.
The colour is a totally new shade of green, although at some point reminds me of that shown in the thick walled or solid glass parts of Majgron items, such as that of the bases, and that of a unika PL bowl I've got (somethimg I must share soon as I recently got a marching bowl in blue and brown... lovely!).
Somebody hinted it could be Björkshult... I totally forgot about it and today -Jn 31st, Jensen brought the vase "back to the comments" and I remembered about the Björkshult hint...
and yes, it is. This factory I had scarcely heard of before except for a kartio-like jug design and a few other glassware stuff. But I've found items with simmilar bubbles and others with H.Ch.Wagner's name on them... so the mystery is over. Well, not actually over as there's very few info about both Björkshult and HCWagner. All I've been able to find out about him is that he worked at the glassworks from 1957 to 1976.
Some of the bubbled items remind me a lot of the Asa Strömberg bowls and vases in Cobalt's, Rebesin's and my own collections.
I want to thank everybody, specially Jensen who seems to have asked every Holmegaard expert!!! :)