Collection Online
15.8 × 31.2 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Holmegaard, Denmark
incised in inside rim of base: HG (monogram) 84
PL (monogram) 3390
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of H M Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, 1987
© The Estate of Per Lütken
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
Per Lütken was a leading Danish glass designer who worked with the Holmegaard glassworks. This bowl is from the Rose of Africa series created for the Living Arts exhibition in South Africa in 1982, and is inspired by the Protea – the country’s national wildflower. The bowl is blown in clear glass, with coloured glass chips placed on the partially shaped mass of molten glass. The chips fuse with the clear glass form, creating organically shaped coloured fields in the body of the glass – the petals of the flower.