Rare Collectors Vintage Heavy Norwegian Hadeland Glass Crystal Ten Piece Tableware In Perfect Condition (6kg). Please browse all 12 sets of photographs for size weight and condition as they are self explanatory. Absolutely superb condition with the Hadeland label still present on some pieces. Possibly a Gro Sommerfelt Grover design. The set contains the following.The famous and eminent Norwegian Hadeland Glassverk was founded in 1762, in Jevnaker, Norway, and began producing glass bottles, jars, and household glassware in 1765. During the 1800's, production moved to wine glasses, bowls and vases, in styles popular in other European countries. Hadeland began to create their own designs in the 1920's, with Sverre Pettersen as art director and designer from 1928 - 1949. A sculptor, Ståle Kyllingstad, joined in 1937. At this time, the master glassblower Johan Wilhelm Johansson. His son Willy Johansson became a designer at Hadeland in 1947 and soon became head of design, having previously been an apprentice at the company since 1936. Other designers at Hadeland included Herman Bongard, Severin Brørby, Arne Jon Jutrem, and Benny Motzfeldt. Hadeland glass is still in production to this day.
Although the glass works was founded in 1762 on land belonging to the Mo estate. Production actually started in 1765. At the time Norway did not have the necessary skilled craftsmen, and these were recruited from abroad, principally from Germany.Initially production consisted mainly of bottles, chemists jars, medicine bottles and items of household glass. Berg took charge of the glass works, and the company underwent dramatic development.
Production was redefined to consist of smaller crystal items and included everything from wine glasses to bowls, dishes and vases. During the 19th century the glassworks mainly copied designs from other European countries and in the 1920s it started developing its own designs.Hadeland Glassverk is the oldest industrial company in Norway that can claim continuous operation since its foundation. In later years, however, most of the production is done abroad. With its 190 employees the glass works today represents an industry undergoing constant development, with an increased focus on cost-effective production but also significant operations linked to the Visitor Centre.
There is still a development section at the site and this, together with the option for visiting artists to make their own glasswork makes a thriving environment for innovative ideas. A/S Hadeland Glassverk is currently a company within the CG Holding company, which includes business activities within industry, commodity trading, property and investment. In May 2012, King Harald marked the 250th anniversary of Hadeland Glassverk.The item "Rare Collectors Vintage Heavy Norwegian Hadeland Glass 10 Piece Tableware (6kg)" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Other Scandinavian Art Glass". The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Ladywell (Near Eccles), Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.