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A new month, a new quarter allows for a new home page. Glassware of note is by Per Lutkin - "Princess" for Holmgaard, last made late 1960s. Beautiful and possibly the coolest glasses ever, still available on vintage sites, fairly readily, possibly because they defy our sense of stability and gravity. They are glasses I don't bring out with exuberant friends with wild hand gestures.
They help define the era in the film Darling (1965-John Schlesinger) with Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde and the sexy Laurence Harvey. Holmgaard Princess are in the background when Miles (Harvey) seduces Diana (Christie) in his swinging London flat.
As a girl, I thought it was the coolest, deepest film I'd ever seen. The characters waft through an existential, amoral existence. Words like louche and roué come to mind. Diana gets her comeuppance marrying the fatuous Prince Cesare della Romito.
Ah, youth! Find it, watch it.
3/12/2017 08:09:37 pm
I remember someone on The Antiques Road Show saying that he thought the Princess wine glasses are just the best wine glass ever !! I remember first seeing them at the Archbishop’s house in Adelaide not long after I arrived here.
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