Beautiful Mid Century Modern Kluk Kluk decanter, unsigned but almost certainly produced by Holmegaard Glassworks of Denmark, circa 1960, and featuring the traditional Danish `Klukflaske' shape. This distinctive pinched shape is highly decorative and looks amazing when filled with liquid.
The 'Kutrolf' style evolved from the 16th-17th century German design of twisted multi-tubed drinking vessels and bottles. The tubes on today's versions of the Kutrolf give a good hand-grip, and provide a smooth flow, but a residual "gurgle" sound remains and so the form was called a "Kluk Kluk"' decanter by mid-century modern makers.
The decanter is in very good condition, with the only flaw being a long shallow chip along one edge of the stopper, which is virtually invisible when the bottle is in use. There is also the slightest amount of clouding to the inside base of the decanter which will disappear when filled, otherwise it is in excellent estate order with just the normal small bubbles and other slight irregularities normal for hand blown items.
This is a high quality crystal decanter that was hand-blown and hand-tooled, it has a polished pontil, and the integral pouring tubes are attached to the main body with ultra thin sections of drawn glass. The form is ideal for spirits and fortified wines such as port and sherry. Stunning visual form, this is a wonderful decanter to leave out on a bar, it is highly unusual and very functional.
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