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A Scandinavian-design "Osteklokke" (cheese bell) of hand-blown, smoked green glass on a round teak cheese board, dating from the late 1950s - 1960s.

The set was designed by the highly regarded designer Benny Motzfeldt for Norway's Hadeland Glassverk, and produced between 1955-1967. This is only the second such example of Benny Motzfeldt's cheese set I've ever found.

The teak underplate or board measures 6.5 inches in diameter; the set stands 7.5 inches tall on the table. (There is waxed paper under the cheese in this photo.) The face of the board is in good vintage condition; the reverse side has some wear and tear showing, and so the set is priced accordingly.

Because the glass is handblown and shaped by hand with tools and wooden molding blocks, you can see one or two tiny air bubbles, and if you look at the area around the pixie-top finial, you can see tiny threads of the molten glass that wrap around the finial neck. Lovely marks of handcraftsmanship.

Utterly charming and fabulously collectable. This particular design is illustrated in Eileen Harrison Beer's important 1975 volume, _Scandinavian Design: Objects of a Life Style_.

Imagine their faces when you mention "it's been published" while offering some Jarlsberg and wine.

Priceless. :)

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Glass Cheese Dome by Benny Motzfeldt for Hadeland of Norway, Osteklokke, MidCentury Modern, Scandi Glass, Danish Modern.


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: hand blown glass, teak wood
  • Only ships within United States.
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