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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Series: "Skjold" 1960 -1969
    Designer: Per Lütken
    Color: Turquoise and smoke

    A decoration consisting of spiral patterns already occurred in the period around 1600 BC in Denmark, probably under the influence of imported bronze works from Southeast Europe.

    About 1500 BC the spiral motif became increasingly dominant. Bronzes now be decorated with spirals that rolls up and resolves itself up. The coils connected together in groups joined together with tape and hooks are included in compositions with geometric patterns of great fineness.

    So it is a really old pattern which Per Lütken has use in his glass design - the name "Skjold" means shield - many Viking shield had this spiral pattern on the front.


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    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Great glass Benny and thanks for the background information.
    2. BennyBerg, 6 years ago
      @racer4four u are so welcome :-)
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Great post! And I love you've told about the spiral motif!!!

      I have always loved the Skjold series -which we've got in the same colour, my favourite amongst those the series was made in- perhaps because in spite of being a mass produced item, the design is modern and quite striking.
    4. BennyBerg, 6 years ago
      Thanks @austro
      It is a truly mass produced item but "Skjold" shows how much design and quality makes it more than that :-)
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      So true!
    6. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Of course this should not be confused with the 'Skjold' series produced at Fyens Glassworks in the 1930's. I have an 'older Skjold' bowl - I better post a picture sometime...
    7. BennyBerg, 6 years ago
      @jensen no - please do :-)
    8. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      I just did! 'Komet' and 'Skjold' together, though.

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