Posted 8 years ago
In 1934 Jacob Bang, Director of Holmegaard Glassworks and brother of the ceramist Arne Bang, designed a series of heavy 'art glass' bowls and vases in this bold art deco design. It's very different from the fine Viol and Primula series he designed just a few years earlier and, unlike Viol and Primula, decidedly modern to look at even today, I think!
I absolutely love both the bowl and the vase (which I often use). There are different shapes of vases and bowls in this series, in these colours along with 'smoke-coloured' glass (brown) and colourless glass, but I have never come across any at flea markets or antiques fairs. I inherited both the bowl and the vase.
The dimensions of the bowl are diameter: 20 cm; height: 10 cm. Despite its moderate size, this bowl is quite heavy (1.56 kilos!). The colour is often described as 'nephrite green'. The height of the vase is 16 cm.