Holmegaard PER LUTKEN 1962 smoke gray Selandia art glass bowl
This is a famous design from an iconic Danish designer. The second picture shows one of the original Holmegaard advertisements for this piece.
This is the first large Selandia that our Swedish colleague, Pernilla, has seen "in the flesh" and it was interesting to hear how impressed she was, despite having seen a great deal of wonderful glass. We have a couple of smoke-grey Selandia bowls sitting on a piece of furniture at the bottom of our stairs as I write this.
Lutken and his glassblowers developed a technique for blowing glass using steam from wet wood, inserted into the gather of hot glass. I believe the perfection of curve in his designs, and the thickness of the rims, is a result of this technique. The "fried egg" in the middle of the bowl is another typical feature. Lutken (born 1916) lived for glass. He was employed at Holmegaard from 1942 until his death in 1998. His autobiography was called, Glass is Life.
The design was very successful and continued to be made for some time. Earlier pieces, like this one, have the year and Lutken's PL monogram. With glass like this, severe scratching on the base will make a difference. This piece is in excellent condition.
Length: 33 cm (13 inches)
Weight: 1945 g
Engraved "HOLMEGAARD 1962" and Per Lutken's mongram to the base
Condition: very light wear to the base, some very light scratches to the exterior and interior (longest 4.5cm)
Our Reference: 2455
This item has sold for US $290.00
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