The 'Kluk Kluk' carafe has become a well-recognised design for Kastrup and Holmegaard glass, it is said that it became known as the Kluk Kluk or 'Cluck Cluck' decanter due to the distinctive sound made when pouring. Just as Gaudi was famous for creating his designs to become as fitting to the human form as possible, this decanter was designed with a 'pinched waist', making it easy to maintain a grip when in use.
The purity of the deep Cerulean blue glass is evident throughout and the lithe yet sturdy form of the body brings out the most fantastic glow in the glass itself.
This particular piece is rare and a collectors piece due to a combination of its size, the original stopper and the label which can be dated to being in use up until c. 1965. Though the label is lightly worn at the top, the words 'Kastrup Glas', 'made in Denmark' and insignia is very clear.
Excellent, no damage or evidence of use, there is light wear (such as movement marks on the base of the decanter) which is commensurable with age. Please see photos as part of the condition report.
Height: c. 8" / 20 cm tall (without stopper) and c. 9" / 23 cm tall (with stopper)
Width: 3.1" / 8 cm wide (across the base)
Unpackaged weight: c. o.4 kg / 449 g
Decanter will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
More examples of Kastrup and Holmegaard glass can be found at: https://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/scandinavian_glass/holmegaard_glass/holmegaardglass_home.htm
A BIT OF HISTORY
Holmegaard was founded in 1823 after Count Christian Danneskjold-Samsøe petitioned the Danish king for permission to build a glassworks. He died before permission was granted. However, when permission was finally received in 1825, his widow Countess Henriette Danneskjold-Samsøe pursued the project and began production. Much of Holmegaards early work was regarded as derivative and inconsequential, but between the 1930s and 1980s, it was transformed by the designs of Jacob E. Bang (1899-1965), Per Lütken (1916-98), and Bang's son, Michael (1944-2002). Today the company is known for its high-quality products of Danish design.
Jacob E Bang (1899 - 1965) is known as Denmark’s first industrial designer and the creator of functionalism in Danish glass. Graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1921 as an architect, he began his career Kay Fisker’s design studio.
Jacob E. Bang’s glass design, which was popular and virtuosic, achieved great recognition and popularity, and today many of his works have become style icons and collectables. He believed his designs should be beautiful, strong and practical.
Bang was one of the few Danish designers of the time and won several medals at world exhibitions; Barcelona in 1929, Brussels in 1935, Paris in 1937 and New York 1939. From 1957-65, he was the artistic director of Kastrup Glassworks.