This bowl / tealight is from the famous glass manufacture Holmegaard Glassworks in Denmark. It was designed by Sidse Werner (1931-1989) in 1975. It is from the Waterlily collection and as is the case with many other glasses from Sidse Werner's hand, the Waterlily bowl from 1977 is a typical example of a decorative and functional design for everyday use, designed based on nature.
The history of Holmegaard glassworks began in 1825, when Count Christian Danneskiold-Samsøe sought permission from the King of Denmark to establish a glassworks at Holmegaard Mose. However, the Count died in 1823 without receiving an answer to his request. His dowager, Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe, decided to pursue the project when, shortly after the death of her husband, she received permission from the King to establish a glassworks.
Initial production at Holmegaard glassworks began in 1825. Early on, the factory produced only green bottles, but Henriette also wanted to produce clear glass tumblers, and the Bohemian glassblowers were able to manufacture these. The history of Holmegaard glassworks is a story of a few small glassworks, growing to become part of a large modern group over a period of 185 years. During the 20th century, artists entered the equation, designing and shaping Holmegaard’s glass products. This was the start of a long and proud tradition, and as a result, even to this very day, some of the best artists in Denmark are associated with Holmegaard’s glass production.
Holmegaard Bowl / Tealight | By Sidse Werner | Denmark 1977
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This is a vintage item, in good condition.