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Glass bowl and vase by Jacob Bang (Holmegaard, Denmark), 1934

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    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.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Just wonderful pieces! Thanks for sharing them!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I have just been going through the Hardernet site ( and found this reference to these pieces by Jacob E. Bang: "KUNSTGLAS SERIE "PÅLAGTE BÅND I MARINOT'S MANÉR" - Jacob E. Bang, Holmegaard Glasværk 1932"

      The suggestion is that Bang was emulating the designs of Maurice Marinot. The bullicante perfume bottles (and stopper) from this group certainly are a tribute to Marinot's designs. These two trailed pieces of yours are just fabulous.

      Where's AUSTRO?
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Amazing, amazing pieces!!! I wish I had them -well, simmilar ones ;)

      Jacob Bang was trained as an architect, wasn't he? In that case is natural he would search for inspiration in the work of master glass designers
    4. jensen jensen, 8 years ago
      He was an architect, yes, and also worked as an architect, but he is actually much better known as a glass artist - he was employed at Holmegaard 1928-1941, much of the time as their artistic director (he also started stoneware production there with his brother Arne Bang). A very prolific man indeed!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      I love the fact both Bang and Lütken were not actual designers but an architect and a painter, and they ended up being the best ones in this field.
    6. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      beautiful!!! and your very welcome Jensen!!

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