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Offline scandiscandi

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holmegaard Napoli information needed
« on: January 18, 2016, 03:55:09 PM »
Hello,

I am hoping to get a bit more information on a vase I recently acquired.  It measures about 14cm by 14cm.  I have found many examples of the Napoli line online in blue and in white, but never a combination of the two. Help!

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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 11:05:30 AM »
It will likely be a variant produced for the factory tour / shop in the 1970s. It's where Holmegaard oddities tend to hail from.

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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 01:32:17 PM »
Thank you for your reply!

I found today (while looking in the light) that it is signed at the bottom, "Holmegaard MB" with a number.

Does anyone have any recommendations for appraisal houses or websites?

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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 10:08:52 PM »
What's the engraved number?

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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 06:55:25 AM »
Dear Scandi,

MB.....is the designer Michael Bang. Hope this helps.

Kind Regards

Andrew

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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 01:20:35 PM »
The bottom is etched, "Holmegaard MB 416"


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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 11:32:47 AM »
Then it's an unika piece, made in relatively small quantities for exhibitions/trade shows. It doesn't appear to have been put into full production after.

There should also be two digits on the paper label, and these will tell you when it was made - so '32', for example, would be the third quarter of 1972.

Unfortunately, no one has published the records for Michael Bang's unika pieces, so I couldn't tell you where it was first shown.

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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 04:07:08 PM »
Thank you so much for the reply!

One last question-

Does anyone have an estimate of how much it would be worth?

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Re: holmegaard Napoli information needed
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 12:38:29 AM »
Worth is subjective, and depends on what folks are willing to pay in the marketplace of choice on any given day, so we don't really do values...

 

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