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Author Topic: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?  (Read 882 times)

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Offline Pat

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Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« on: May 09, 2007, 07:34:01 PM »
The colour and bottom of this worry me but it was cheap.  It is 8" tall and white inside cased with green.Clarification would help me. Thanks.

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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 07:45:09 PM »
Hi Pat, my guess would be Elme (Sweden) - I'm sure I'll be corrected if wrong though  ;D

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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 07:52:20 PM »
Or Alsterfors  ???

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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 06:12:16 AM »
Della (I think) had something not dissimilar with a German glassworks label - though I've forgotten which factory.  ::)

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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 06:28:46 AM »
That would be Taube or Ingrid.

However,
I think the weak milky colour of the lining points at Chinese, as does the specific colour of green.

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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007, 06:51:54 AM »
I've found that a few of the Scandi and European makers, especially Elme, produced cased glass with very weak white interiors. I've even got a couple of pieces from HG's Carnaby range with less-than-white insides.

Saying that, I'm not doubting the possibility that this vase may be Chinese - it seems to lack the wackiness of a most cheap 'n' cheerful Scandi cased glass of the 1960s/70s.

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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 07:20:01 AM »
The one I have, Nic (or should I say had, I broke it shortly after taking a photo, although I still have the pieces) was made by Hirschberg, Germany. It too had a very milky interior.
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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007, 08:19:03 AM »
Thanks for your input. I suspect european rather than chinese because it is very well made.
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Re: Holmegaard candlestick or copy?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007, 08:30:14 AM »
I wouldn't discount China purely on quality - I've some really quite nice quality triple-cased vases from China somewhere in storage. In fact it's better than some of the Elme glass I've had, which can vary wildly in quality.

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