Leerdam vase by Lanooy

above: Leerdam vase
designed by Lanooy



If you are looking for
Leerdam Glass there
is always some for sale
on eBay. See what there
is just now - click
Leerdam Glass




Glass Encyclopedia

Click here for the full
list of latest topics

or click on any of
the following links:

Advertising glass
Akro Agate glass
Amberina glass
American glass
Ancient glass
Apothecary glass
Apsley Pellatt glass
Art Deco glass
Art nouveau glass
Arts and Crafts glass
August Walther Glass
Baccarat glass
Bagley glass
Barolac glass
Beads (glass)
Bimini glass
Blenko glass
Books on glass
Bottles (glass)
Boyd's Crystal Glass
Brierley Crystal glass
E O Brody glass
Bubble glass
Burtles Tate glass
Caithness glass
Cameo glass
Cameo incrustations
Carnival glass
Cast glass
Chance glass
Charder glass
Cire Perdue glass
Cloud glass
Cobalt blue glass
Consolidated glass
Contemporary glass
Coralene glass
Coudersport glass
Crackle glass
Cranberry glass
Custard cups (glass)
Custard glass
Cut crystal glass
Dartington glass
Daum glass
Davidson's glass
Depression glass
Dew drop glass
Dorothy Thorpe glass
Drinking glasses
Dumps
DVDs on Glass
EAPG glassware
End-of-day glass
Etling glass
European glass
Fairy Lights
Federal glass
Fenton glass
Fire-King glass
Flygsfors glass
Fostoria glass
Frank Thrower glass
French glass
Fry Glass
Galle Glass
Glass hand vases
Glass-working
Glass Dumps
Gold ruby glass
Goofus Glass
Gray-stan glass
Greeners glass
Hand vases
Hazel Atlas glass
Heisey glass
Historismus glass
Hobnail glass
Hunebelle glass
Imperial glass
Intaglio glass
Irradiated glass
Isle of Wight glass
Italian glass
Jack-in-Pulpit glass
Jade glass
James Derbyshire
Jeannette Glass
Joblings glass
Joe Rice glass
John Derbyshire
J Walsh Walsh glass
Kemple glass
King's Lynn glass
Komaromy glass
Lalique glass
Leerdam glass
Le Verre Francais
L G Wright glass
Libbey glass
Libensky glass
Lobmeyr glass
Loetz or Lotz glass
Lost wax technique
Malachite glass
Manchester glass
Marbles (glass)
Marqueterie de Verre
Mary Gregory glass
Mdina glass
Mercury glass
Milk glass
Molineux Webb glass
Monart glass
Murano glass
Nailsea glass
Nazeing glass
New Zealand glass
NZ paperweights
Northwood glass
Opalescent glass
Orient & Flume glass
Orplid glass
Orrefors glass
Pallme-Konig glass
Paperweights
Paperweights of NZ
Pate de Verre
Peachblow glass
Pearline glass
Percival Yates & Vickers
Perthshire Paperw'ts
Phoenix glass
Pictures on glass
Pilgrim glass
Pirelli glass
Powell glass
Riverside glass
Reverse paint on glass
Roman glass
Rose bowls
Royal Brierley glass
Ruby glass
Sabino glass
Scandinavian glass
Schneider glass
Shoes in glass
Silhouettes on glass
Silvered glass
Silver overlay glass
Slag glass
Sowerby glass
Spatter glass
Stained glass
St Clair glass
Steuben Glass
Stevens & Williams
Strathearn glass
Stretch glass
STS Abel Zagreb glass
Sulphides in glass
Sun changed glass
Thomas Webb glass
Tiara glass
Tiffany glass
Tiffin glass
Toothpick Holders
Tortoiseshell glass
Tudor Crystal glass
Uranium glass
Val St Lambert glass
Vasart glass
Vaseline glass
Venetian glass
Venini glass
Verlys glass
Videos on Glass
Vistosi Glass
Vitro Porcelain Glass
Walther Glass
Waterford Crystal
Webb Corbett glass
Webb, Thomas glass
Wedgwood glass
Westmoreland glass
Whitefriars glass
WMF glass
Ysart glass

Useful glass links

Glass Message Board

Glass Museum on Line

Books on Glass

Glass Target Searches

Leerdam Glass from
The Glass Encyclopedia

A short explanation of Leerdam Glass:

The Royal Dutch Glassworks at Leerdam in the Netherlands, has been making glass since 1765. Traditionally they made table glasses, decanters, tableware, ornaments and containers, using traditional designs that are difficult to trace to any one glassworks.

Leerdam was one of the first Dutch factories to collaborate with artists and architects in order to produce beautiful, high quality factory-made glass products. P.M.Cochius became director in 1912 and from 1915 the company were commissioning designers to prepare suites of modern glass tableware and drinking sets, as well as vases and ornaments. These designer sets were acid etched with the designer's mark and marketed under the artists' name. Their designers included K.P.C.De Bazel, Andries D. Copier, C.J. Lanooy, Hendrik P. Berlage and Floris Maydam. The vase on the left was designed by Lanooy in 1927, and entitled Orange Apple.

Andries Dirk Copier (1901-1991) became the most famous of the Leerdam designer-artists. He began his career at the Leerdam glassworks as an apprentice glassblower in 1914 at the age of 13, attending training in painting, graphic design, and photographic printing during his appreintice years. After a half year of military service Copier returned to Leerdam in their design department, and by the time he was twenty Copier was supervising the manufacture of designs by the architect De Bazel and others. He was appointed the first full-time designer for Leerdam, and became one of the greatest Dutch glass designers. It is no exageration to say that his glass can be found in every Dutch household.

As General Artistic Director of the Leerdam factory from 1927, Copier had wide ranging responsiblities for developing the designs as well as organising exhibitions and publicity. His glass designs can be divided into two groups, firstly mass-produced, utilitarian glassware (mould-blown and hand-finished or press-moulded). And secondly his unique designs made at the furnace in collaboration with a master glass-blower. This was a completely new method of production for Leerdam. Copier as designer and Gerrit Vroegh as glass-blower experimented together at the furnace producing unique designs which were exhibited at Leerdam exhibitions from 1924 onwards. The public reacted well to this new kind of Leerdam glass, and the company marketed it from 1925 onwards as Leerdam Unica in company catalogues.

Leerdam Unica glass was so successful that other artist designers also produced Unica pieces, Chris Lanooy, Chris Lebeau and Rudolphe Strebelle. But their proportion of unsaleable items was too high, and by 1929 onwards only Copier was allowed to experiment at the furnace making Unica glass.

Leerdam Serica was the name given to short run limited edition designs usually derived from particularly successful Unica designs. Even these limited editions were expensive to produce. In 1940 Copier founded the Leerdam glass school, where some of the best glass artists of the next generation were trained. Copier continued to design Unica and Serica pieces for Leerdam until 1967. He retired from Leerdam in 1971 and did not work with glass until 1977, when he started collaborating with the glssblower H F Feunnekes and Piet van Klei at the art glass studio of Willem Heesen. In his eighties he went to Italy to collaborate with some of the great Italian glass artists. He died in 1991. But many of his designs continued to be produced at the Leerdam factory.




References and Further Reading

Click on any book cover or underlined title below to read more about that book.

Copier Ideas in Glass 20th Century glass book Millers Antiques book Millers Understanding Antiques book












Browse specialist books on Glass
- what's new?
- what did you miss?
The place to browse through interesting glass books - book-seek.com>









Or make your own search of Amazon.co.uk











Target ebay searches!

Find your favourite glass
with our Target Searches

- save time when you are busy
and don't miss an opportunity!

- CLICK HERE












NEW - Glass Blog
have a look









Copyright (c) 1998 - 2017 Angela M. Bowey.
All rights reserved. Copying material from this page for
reproduction in any format is expressly forbidden.
Web site designed by: Angela M. Bowey.
URL to this page:
http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/Leerdamglass.html