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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Designed in 1952 by Per Lutken for Holmegaard (Denmark), the vases are called knogle (bone) vases, a name which references their unusual shape. They have a bit of a confusing history though, because most sites will tell you that the design never went into ‘full’ production and that manufacturing was taken over by the Swedish company, Aseda. The confusing part though, is that supposedly the Aseda versions have bubbles in the bases, whereas the Holmegaard versions are plain.
    Also Humppila lasi supposed to make them too.....
    And too be more confusing to me is that I have not seen another with these stripes blue and red (which looks black in some lights. )
    So at the end of the day I can’t say for certain who made it!
    10 1/2 " High Great clear crystal looking glass.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      It really is a beauty, MARTY!
    2. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      Turned out more interesting than I thought it would be . Love a good mystory!
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Yeah.....All I have seen have bubbles in the base, so I am ??
    4. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      Dats whart I wanna know!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      You know I always thought Kedelv at Flygsfors did them first!

      I think this is the best I've ever seen Marty - just love the lines in it and the form itself is perfect.

      As an aside the Japanese did a "good" Aseda copy in the 70s, and I see the market is flooded with Chinese ones now. I saw them at a florist wholesalers, well made but with a concave base, for $6 each. Hmmm
    6. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      Hi Racer 4 4 , I did look at Flygsfors as well but still not striped
      Dam those copies ! (note I did not use the words that Clive Palmer did : ) )
      This has a very solid polished base.
      Paul Kedelv did do some striprey other things so perhaps a clue though his tops look different
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning vase Ozmarty!!! :)
    8. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      At first I thought it was a plate to my surprise it's a stunning vase

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