Posted 7 years ago
There are 'blue days' and there are 'Safir days'!
Yesterday I had a Safir day that brought some real joy to my life down here in Sydney, Australia. It was the first Sunday in the month and I went to the Collector's Fair at Wentworth Park for day out on the hunt. I was really surprised to see a "DRÅBEVASE" - Per Lütken, Holmegaard Glasværk.
It was signed 15470 with the normal engraved Holmegaard & PL monogram. I was a bit confused though because I thought it was the same size as the small version that I already had at home. I really thought it was a duplicate!
But when I arrived home I saw that I now had a larger vase.... something I had been awaiting a long time. This really did bring a smile to my face.
H: 14.5 cm. It weighs 865 grams.
So now it joins the other two: the big 15472 and the tiny 15469.
The large one is:
H: 44cm It weighs 6.5 kilos.
H: 17.3 ins Weight: 14.3 lbs.
The smaller one is only 12 cm high.
The three vases were bought separately, many years apart.
The larger one was found in a second hand store twenty five years ago with some very dusty dried flowers in it. I had already started collecting signed pieces by PER LÜTKEN in the seventies, but this was the largest piece I had ever seen. I paid twenty dollars for it.
PER LÜTKEN (1916 – 1998)