Scandinavian Glass from Sweden, Finland, and Denmark: From the Early Modern Period to Industrial Glass Production

Gunnel Holmér, Kaisa Koivisto, Susanne Outzen, Mette Bielefeldt Bruun

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Glassworks throughout Scandinavia have many similarities, but each country had its own historical development. This article presents an introduction to the history of Scandinavian glass production in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, and it demonstrates how the glassworks have a common industrial history, ranging from their initial establishment and entrepreneurship to the simultaneous closing of the factories around the year 2000. But this introduction also highlights regional differences resulting from exhibitions, sales fairs, competition between glassworks, local innovation, and the employment of great glass designers and artists.
Translated title of the contributionSkandinavisk glas. Fra tidlig moderne industri til industrielt glas og museumssamlinger
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Glass Studies
Issue number62
Pages (from-to)167-184
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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