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Anyone Speak Danish? Holmegaard Description.
« on: December 21, 2006, 04:49:15 PM »
I've been looking for information on a kuttrolf decanter I have, but the only snippet I've found, I can make neither head nor tale of. The online translator I use doesn't seem to be much help either!

Klukflaske med rødmalet prop. Korpus bemalet med mørkerøde hjerter og forskellig dekoration (bl. andet blomster)i grønt og gult. Klukflasken hører til servicet Viol. Dekoration er vist på tegning dateret 4-4-1945 fra malerstuen på Holmegaard.

So far I've understood that it has a red stopper and some painted flowers/hearts/greenery, but I'm a little confused over the mentioning of the Viol range (the crown-shaped stopper shares design elements of the Viol range - is it saying that this design is part of the range, or an evolution from it?) and the significance of the date (4th April 1945).

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Re: Anyone Speak Danish? Holmegaard Description.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 05:00:38 PM »
Hi Nic,
It looks like this says from the Viol range. Decoration by Holmegaard painters and dated by them 4-4-1945.
I will check the date, as this may be the date of liberation from Germany.
Having checked this appears to the be the date of the withdrawal from Denmark, of the bulk of German occupying forces, with the official Liberation day following a month later on the 5th of May 1945, when all German forces surrendered.

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Re: Anyone Speak Danish? Holmegaard Description.
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 05:20:49 PM »
yes it says the Klukbottle belongs to the Viol service and the painting is dated 4-4-1945.
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Re: Anyone Speak Danish? Holmegaard Description.
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 05:32:50 PM »
Thanks Marcus and Ivo.

Mine's not dated on the decanter itself. Maybe the design on the specific decanter mentioned happened to have been painted on the day of the withdrawal and the artists thought to commemorate that? Hard to say.

It's interesting that the decanter was part of the Viol range - kuttrolfs with the crown stoppers (without decoration) were in production well into the 1970s, and probably later. I thought production of Viol ceased in the 1930s. It also means that the pattern can be pinned down to JE Bang.

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Re: Anyone Speak Danish? Holmegaard Description.
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2006, 07:45:30 AM »
Direct translation.."Kluk bottle with painted red stopper.The body of the bottle painted with dark red hearts and varying decorations ( including flowers) in green and yellow. The bottle is part of the Viol range. The decorations are shown on a drawing dated 4.4.1945 from the Holmegaard paint room"

Malerstue is an old term which can mean, amongst other things " art school", "paintshop" but in this case I am 95% certain that it means the room where the actual painting of bottle s etc. was carried out.
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