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Per Lutken "Selandia" Series Smoke Grey Bowl For Holmegaard Signed and No. 14594 A / Circa 1963-65

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Scandinavian Art Glass432 of 1423For you Sean...Danish Glass - Signed but by whom?
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    After yesterdays jewelry haul it's back to art glass today. I really was not sure about this 10 1/2" piece at all with it's very fluid simple shape and smokey grey color. What intrigued me most was that it was signed so that always indicates to me that it's a quality piece. I couldn't read the signature except for the 14594 A. Some long name and a small initial. About an hour of online searching and one name kept popping up "Holmegaard". I looked at it again and now knowing what to look for I could see that the engraved letters were indeed "Holmegaard" along with Per Lutkin's monogram. The catalog numbers were used after 1962 instead of the dates. Score again ! A Danish modern classic in perfect condition for two dollars including furniture protectors ! -Mike-

    Per Lutken and Holmegaard

    Per Lutken (1916-1998) was the unsurpassed master of Danish glass design and one of Holmegaard's most advanced glass blowers. He worked at the Holmegaard Glass Factory for 5 decades, from 1942 until his death in 1998. Known for his craftsmanship and perfectionism, he was an inspiring figure at the Holmegaard Factory.
    Per introduced his "Selandia Series" bowl in 1957 and it has since become a Danish modern classic
    In 1963 Holmegaard transitioned to numbering their pieces rather than date them.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      You will always know that signature now!
      Well done Mike - it's a classic.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Karen :)...signatures on glass are just as bad as paintings. Once you know what they're suppose to say it's like oh yeah now I see it !
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Compliments and thanks for this interesting post.
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thank you Kivatinitz and you're's always fun to learn something new :)
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Hello mike
      You remember I have one with similarities , unfortunately it's not sign.
      Very great find .

    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Alan :)...While researching this piece. I saw a few on Ebay that where actually copies by Ikea. The bottoms have a ground concave pontil as the major difference from the true Holmegaard pieces which are always polished and marked. Either signed or labeled depending on the year they were made. This bowl was also reissued a few years ago in two sizes but in only blue or clear.
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Very very nice!!!
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean......Scandy art glass is your forte so I knew you would like this :)
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      I love the shape Mike!
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thank you Rick :)... Yes, Danish biomorphic at it's finest.
    11. disneypoppop, 6 years ago
      Just found one today (4-5-16). Exact same one. Also searching net for about hour and found this much appreciated info. Thanks. Pop
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      So glad you found this info useful Pop and congrats on your find !

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