A quick guide to what REALLY is Holmegaard's 'Carnaby' glass range.
Holmegaard has to be one of the top makers searched for on ebay when it comes opal lined cased glass. More specifically, Per Lutken's highly desirable 'Carnaby' range.
Sadly, a lot of what is being sold on Ebay as “Holmegaard”,
isn’t Holmegaard at all.
Various makers all over Scandinavia, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Poland and even Japan & China have all manufactured this kind of glass over the decades in a variety vivid colours & wonderful shapes.
As a lot of it doesn’t have a makers mark or label, as you
can imagine, it’s a nightmare trying to pin-point who made what!
So, here's a link to get a rough idea of what actually is Lutken's 'Carnaby' range:
Search for ‘Holmegaard Resource’ on google(or goto my Me Page ), then click ‘sort by designer’ then click onto Per Lutken.
This site is definitely worth bookarking, I reckon this site is going to be amazing over time when more is added.
If you are just starting to collect the ‘Carnaby’ range, I strongly recommend that you stick to collecting the pieces as shown on Holmegaard Resource and not what's classed as "Holmegaard" on ebay.
Another great website to see other Holmegaard cased glass, including Michael Bang's 'Palet' range is 'glashistoriskselskab'(goto my Me Page for link). The site is in Danish but to get to the gallery, click on 'Glashistorisk Museum' in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, scroll right down to the bottom and click on 'Holmegaard designet glas'. I would post links, but you're not supposed to on these guides...
This website is a great resource for ‘other’ cased glass and who seem to know their stuff & have an amazing selection:
Search for ‘vmglasshouse’ and click on either of the ‘cased’ glass links on the left to see examples of other Scandinavian & Italian etc cased glass. You will also notice how incredibly similar some Italian pieces are to Holmegaard pieces.
If you want to find out the origin of your cased vase, the friendly lot on the Glass Messages forum might be able to point you in the right direction: google ‘glassmessages’.
A couple images taken by myself of vases that are often misdescribed as being Holmegaard:
Should any of the above information be incorrect, please inform me and I shall make amends.
There aren't really any books that I would recommend, as you'll find more information & pics on the 'net for free.