Through the Looking Glass: The Story of Holmegaard

It´s a woman’s work Everyone will tell you that Holmegaard Glassworks began in 1825 which is when the first official production began, however the story actually started much earlier with something everyone can relate to – Taxes. At the beginning of the 1800´s the King of Denmark made the decision to tax imported glass. Count Christian Danneskiold-Samsøe decided this presented an opportunity to create a locally owned glass manufacturer. He applied for permission from the King of Denmark to open his business. But sadly, time was not on his side – the permission was granted in 1825, two years after his death. When the permission arrived, Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe, his widow, was th

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