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Author Topic: Holmegaard - Otto Brauer or not?  (Read 365 times)

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Offline BrianEgan

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Holmegaard - Otto Brauer or not?
« on: March 01, 2019, 12:27:04 PM »
Hi all
New around here and looking for some help please?

I believe this might be a Holmegaard - Otto Brauer Gul Vase?
It is a orange/red colour with the white interior.
It is 25 cm tall, I cannot see any marks on it anywhere.
Anyway of telling for sure?

Thanks in advance
Brian

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Re: Holmegaard - Otto Brauer or not?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 02:09:10 PM »
Properly, the name is Gulvvase - with two 'v's (in Danish, 'gulv' = 'floor').

Yours seems like a legitimate example in a colourway called 'Coral', produced after 1967-ish.

Telling Holmegaard gulvvaser from similar vases is mostly about paying attention to the shape (similar bottle vases might have thicker cased bases, no flared flat lip, different proportions, etc), and recognising the colours they were originally made in.

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Re: Holmegaard - Otto Brauer or not?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2019, 02:12:03 PM »
Properly, the name is Gulvvase - with two 'v's (in Danish, 'gulv' = 'floor').

Yours seems like a legitimate example in a colourway called 'Coral', produced after 1967-ish.

Telling Holmegaard gulvvaser from similar vases is mostly about paying attention to the shape (similar bottle vases might have thicker cased bases, no flared flat lip, different proportions, etc), and recognising the colours they were originally made in.

Terrific many thanks for the information, really informative.
Warm regards

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Re: Holmegaard - Otto Brauer or not?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 07:12:13 PM »
Gulvvases were only made in certain sizes.
Similar vases have been made by others, so Nic (who knows far more about this area than I do)  is absolutely correct to say check the sizes and the colours.
Real ones are better made, they won't be squint or have too many extra bubbles in the casing.
They were also made in England, under license, by a company called Cascade. They made deep blue and amber, uncased ones.
I used to think cased ones were all genuine, but I recently found a very short and very squint cased one in lilac. It's not Holmegaard. It might be Japanese.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Holmegaard - Otto Brauer or not?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 08:03:16 PM »
Real ones are better made, they won't be squint

I've had a few skewiff genuine ones over the years. The flat rim seems to be the common point (relatively speaking) for wonkiness - either droopy or asymmetrical.

I'd assume in all instances, though, that they were sold through the factory shop as seconds rather than slipping through their (incredibly exacting) quality control process. They won't be too common outside of Denmark.

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Re: Holmegaard - Otto Brauer or not?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 08:19:29 PM »
The neck of my very short lilac one is at a completely different angle to the sides, but the rim is perfectly flat. (and not at 90 degrees to the neck) ;D
Thanks for clearing that up and putting me right, Nic.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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