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Offline Pinkspoons

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Bride of Kuttrolf...
« on: July 25, 2007, 11:15:56 AM »
I picked up this beastie recently...

Bride of Kuttrolf

I can't find any reference to this shape, and it's the only one of them I've seen. I'm starting to doubt that it was entered into commercial production, as I assume it would be quite complex to make on any large scale and where the two halves meet is fairly wobbly at best.

I know that Michael Bang was experimenting a lot with the kuttrolf form in the early 1980s, so might this hail from that period? Or is it just a later frigger sold via the factory shop? Or, alternatively, I might be wrong and it was an adventurous production model...

Any clues?

PS: It's a touch under 31cm tall.

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Re: Bride of Kuttrolf...
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 11:32:00 AM »
Hej Nic.

Oh, I find my starring at the photo, I have never seen this shape before, so if this is a Holmegaard design, as it seems, I have never seen this shape on sale in DK and I do not recall from abroad.
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Re: Bride of Kuttrolf...
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 11:50:53 AM »
I'm fairly sure the Holmegaard label is original to the piece, and it's also in the right colour of crystal for the period (slightly blue-tinted). The twist of the 'columns' also matches what M. Bang was doing with the kuttrolf shape in the 1983 with the Bogø, Samsø and Fanø klukflasker.

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Re: Bride of Kuttrolf...
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 12:14:29 PM »
I have been looking at a lot of antique webshops in dk, but none has the shape only the welknown kluk kluk shape.
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Re: Bride of Kuttrolf...
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 07:23:42 PM »
Thanks for looking anyway, Peter. I have about 25 kuttrolf decanters hailing from across the last 125 years or so, and this is certainly the oddest of the lot.

 

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