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Holmegaard Princess - what type and what year - help please
« on: January 22, 2011, 01:34:04 AM »
Hi - just bought these two gorgeous ice blue Princess glasses. Both signed to base HG x . larger HG and small x - see photos

Can anyone help with year of manufacture as I believe that is what the x denotes.

Also, even after looking at lots of pictures I am not completely sure whether they are liquor cocktail or champagne glasses. Dimensions are
height 10cm (approx 4 inches)
diameter of bowl 9.25cm (approx 3.75 inches )
diameter of base 3.6 cm (approx 1.5 inches)

I think Liquor Cocktail - any confirmation please?
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Re: Holmegaard Princess - what type and what year - help please
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 09:08:22 AM »
According to Peter on http://www.hardernet.dk/ they are cocktail glasses (choose stemware then click on P and scroll down and click on Princess).

Never seen them in ice blue before or engraved (they don't look blue in your photos). Princess glasses are always popular.

John


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Re: Holmegaard Princess - what type and what year - help please
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 10:54:22 AM »
Thanks John, yes, definitely the cocktail glasses then.

No, I have not seen them in ice blue before, that is one reason I snapped them up, also the engraving was a bonus. I bought them from a lady in Queensland who emailed me just after I had paid to say their town was about to be flooded, they were evacuating, and she'd be in touch when she could. About a week later she emailed to say the post office had reopened, and she had posted them. I can only assume her home was not flooded. Lucky! (both of us.)She might have lost everything, and  I might never have received them.

I just tried to photograph them again to show the colour, but it is so pale I cannot get it with my limited technical skills. I have a fine Per Lutken Kravkaal bowl in exactly the same colour, and also a Menuet vase (which being thicker shows the colour more) , so it is the classic ice blue of Holmgaard.
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Re: Holmegaard Princess - what type and what year - help please
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 11:47:42 AM »
HGX is 1972 - to differentiate it from production seconds that were marked with a '2'.


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Re: Holmegaard Princess - what type and what year - help please
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 12:10:13 PM »
I am a little bit :mrgreen: or should that be ice blue with envy? That Holmegaard blue is pale, not surprising that it is difficult to capture in glasses.

Have you used them yet?

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Re: Holmegaard Princess - what type and what year - help please
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 12:32:26 PM »
Thanks Nic for the date, & John for the  :mrgreen: !

the sellers photo on ebay showed the ice blue better than I can get it - item number 120661843519  if you want to look at the original photo -which will disappear soon as I bought them at Xmas.  (actually on  Xmas Day it seems - now that is obsessed!) (And you will see the amazingly low price I paid)

as to using them - well it is Saturday night, my son and daughter have both just left with friends for their nights out so I could fill one of them up and give it a go! Blue curacao here I come ( I bought a bottle just to fill up my Kluk Kluk decanter with to show off its shape - so I suppose I'd better drink some   :o ) I'll have to alternate glasses to give each a turn......

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