Author Topic: Hello - I am seeking information on Hadeland designer - Lars Fletre (1940's)  (Read 2343 times)

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Anne, thank you very much. ;D

 I have one more email to send (which shows more detail regarding the engraved glassware). One is of a nude female glass engraving he did (so nothing personal meant, just another example of what he did so).  :-X


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OK, 9 pics sent via 2 emails..... :)

I haven't heard back from Alexander (who I pm'd). I hope someone can reach out to him and ask him to read his pm's..... :)


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Thanks Anne and Amrine i have been collecting Hadeland a very long time it is nice to see some earlyish pieces and very different to the run of the mill . I have a good small book on Hadeland but my Norwegian is limited there are some early pieces in it , must look it out .


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Information on Hadelandís freelance designers is unfortunately sketchy. Most of those hired to do decorative work were sculptors, like Fletre. The glass design was more of a sideline not given much attention by art historians, for whom itís all about the sculptures.

Speaking Norwegian doesnít help much either, as there is little to be found about Fletreís glass designs anywhere here. Even the Norwegian Artists Encyclopedia offers little.

During his first ten years in the US, Fletre received an extensive artistís training in Chicago, before returning to Norway in 1933. He worked for Hadeland 1941-50, creating designs for the new sandblasting and deep etching techniques being developed there by the pioneering StŚle Kyllingstad. Some of Fletreís designs became quite popular, and remained in the catalogue long after his departure from Hadeland. After returning to Chicago in 1954, he only visited Norway briefly. He died in Oslo, however, having come there to work on a commision for a sculpture.

I have a couple of his pieces. They are not expensive; a first class FLC vase would set you back $200 at most.

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This is turning out to be such an informative thread.....thank you everybody....I love Hadeland Glass and although I have nothing as delicate and exotic as Amarine's, nevertheless I love and treasure the pieces I do have, and will continue to collect Hadeland glass.
Rosie.

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