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Author Topic: Asymmetrical Scandi Decanter - Holmegaard? ID = Dartington  (Read 807 times)

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Offline horochar

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Asymmetrical Scandi Decanter - Holmegaard? ID = Dartington
« on: March 04, 2012, 02:31:30 PM »
I'm hoping someone can assist me in identifying the maker, designer and age of this unsigned decanter.  It appears to be a mold blown piece, with smooth pontil on the bottom.  The stopper and inside are ground.  Interesting shape, asymmetrical (one shoulder is higher than the other). My very fallible instincts tell me Holmegaard.
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Re: Asymmetrical Scandi Decanter - Holmegaard?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 03:49:05 PM »
Dartington perhaps?

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Re: Asymmetrical Scandi Decanter - Holmegaard?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 03:58:54 PM »
Wow that was fast!  Thanks Tigerchips.  Matches pic on the Dartington webpage.  http://www.glass-roots.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/2903?opendocument&part=3

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Re: Asymmetrical Scandi Decanter - Holmegaard?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 10:22:40 PM »
If by smooth pontil you mean a concave polished pontil mark then Dartington looks spot on, it should have a capacity of around 950ml, height of around 23cm or 9ΒΌ inches, pattern number would be FT167.

Here is another of Frank Throwers decanters, basically just a square version: https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/DartingtonGlass#5684180868707803954

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Re: Asymmetrical Scandi Decanter - Holmegaard?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 02:29:39 AM »
Yes, same pontil.  Positive confirmation.  (Now if someone would only move this message to the Brit board. Unless it's more useful here, so people can see something that seems so obviously scandi isn't.)   :o

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Re: Asymmetrical Scandi Decanter - Holmegaard?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 08:51:34 AM »
 ;D I know, Frank Thrower took a lot of his inspiration from Scandinavian design of the period and at times has been maligned for it, quite wrongly in my opinion. He also took inspiration from very traditional English sources which shows in many of his suites of glasses.

Dartington Glass was the most successful English glass producer of the 1970s, the volume of production was higher than any other glass works, sadly the decline at Whitefriars was in full swing towards the end of that decade.

John

 

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