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.