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Posted 3 years ago


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This is another one of Carlos's birthday presents I received at the begining of the month. As I already posted a couple of items from the series i am pretty sure you are all familiar to them. In case this looks new to you, here's the link to the other LAVA stuff I shared before:

It stands 14 cm tall and its base has sides which are 9 cm long. As you can see on pic.4, the top rim is pretty irregular and far from being a perfect square.

It is signed on its base HOLMEGAARD PL 2917, so it is supposed to be a unika item. When i looked at the Black Book reproductions i could see that the item under this series number is not this vase, not even a LAVA item, but a candleholder that was made in September 1976. BUT I can see that the items from this time show a double number system, and that the candleholder is also listed as 3594B. Looking for the 1970s designs, when the LAVA series started to be made, there's a lot of LAVA unika entries -some of them are even marked as "only two items made"-. Unfortunately no entry matches this vase, so it looks like we have two possible scenarios here:
a) somebody just added a unika signature to a normal production vase
b) somehow somebody at Holmegaard made some mess numbering some items around 1970 with wrong or more advanced numbers, and then in 1976 when they were going to use them they realized these had been already used so they had to use a different code. Tis would mean there would be some unregistered unika items from around 1970...


  1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for loving it Violet, czechman, vet and agh!!! :)
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
  3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Very nice Alex! Thanks Carlos!
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    LOL Thanks racer!!!

    Also thanks to Sean and sklo!

    I forgot to mention this is my 1oth LAVA item. It's funny because they're asking such incredibly high prices and we've never paid even a third part of what they usually ask for them for a single piece.
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for loving it GlueChip, geo, Phil and Mike!!!

    I can't do t the moment, but very soon (ok, not that soon, by september) I'll be able to take a pic of the whole LAVA group :) Would love to share it with you all!!!
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks MacArt for your love!!!
  7. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Good Day Austro ! I have missed a few of your posts somehow so I had to catch up today and always love your posts and missed this one . Seems like things go past so fast as of late that I wonder why I missed them . Anyway Beautiful post :-))))))
  8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for your love radegunder and Manikin!!!!

    Well, we are not always in the mood or have got the time to check every single new post... it happens to me all the time! :) (and I think I've missed many of yours lately too) I do appreciate your kind and honest words. they make you very kind and special ;)

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