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HOLMEGAARD DECANTERS

I have hardly any glass by the Danish glass maker Holmegaard. Even one of the Kluk Kluk decanters I have here is not mine, and two of the other decanters were gifted to me. One of the key reasons is that I like quality glass, and although Holmegaard does have avant garde designs and their own style a lot of the output is not of that high a quality. For example, when you look at stopper fitting, it seems not to be a priority. If you are going to keep spirits in a decanter for any length of time a good fit is essential to stop evaporation. If the stopper doesn't fit well then the decanter has failed in a part of its function in my eyes.

This may seem harsh for a venerated glass house, but is it only my personal view and explains why I have so little of it on my website. I do hope to rectify this, if I see something I particularly want.

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A Holmegaard Kluk Kluk decanter with a solid ball stopper. Designed by Jacob E Bang, Holmgaard model number 282. Made circa. Late 20th Century.

Holmgaard churned out millions of Kluk Kluk decanters this is the one not to buy. That is because this is the standard, it is not coloured, the body is standard, the stopper is standard, etc. If you wanted to collect Kluk Kluks there are loads of variations, but this is not one of them. I have it because it was so cheap, and I was walking by.

Height: 11 inches

Width: 3.5 inches

A Holmegaard Kluk Kluk decanter with three layers of liquid resevoir and solid ball stopper. Designed by Jacob E Bang, Holmgaard. Made circa. Late 20th Century.

Although Holmgaard seemed to have churned out millions of Kluk Kluk decanters this is the only triple resevoir one I have seen. I am certain it is Holmgaard because it originally had a label on it.

I would like to thank my brother-in-law David for letting include this decanter.

Height: 11 inches

Width: 3.5 inches

This is a rectangular mould blown decanter, with a painted dockside scene with a white trawler. The stopper cork with a flat metal top with a ring on it. Late 20th Century.

Holmegaard were quite prolific in making this kind of decanter with the glass the same for every one but with deisgns by various artists. These are not high quality things, these are about having something to have on your shelf or giving as presents etc..

Height: 8 inches

Width: 3.75 inches

This is a rectangular mould blown decanter, with a painted Christmas scene. The stopper cork with a flat metal top with a ring on it. It has circular a sticky plastic label that says Holmegaard. Late 20th Century.

In line with what I said above Holmegaard produces this decanter with a different Christmas scene every year. Usually you can punt around on the Internet and find out which year they were made, unfortunately I can't find this one.

Height: 8 inches

Width: 3.75 inches

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