Vessel Gallery London - Contemporary Art-Glass Sculpture and Decorative Art. Exhibitions, Sales and Commissions.






H 42 cm W 100 cm D 18 cm


Blown & cut glass with oak & silver


£ 20700


'Hild' from the Glasskibe Collection is a unique glass and oak sculpture by the Danish and British artists, Backhaus & Brown and Egeværk.

The title explained by the artists;

"Hild (Hildr means battle). Hild is a “valkyrie”. Valkyries were generally associated with battle, and this association is further emphasized by her name. The valkyries were a group of female deities who on Odin’s command chose the warriors to fall in battle. The valkyries also escorted the fallen warriors to Valhal. They were portrayed as riders with spears and helmets; able to ride through the air and across the sea".

The Danish town of Hundested is steeped in maritime history and richly from the Viking Age. It is the majestic imagery of the Viking ships passing that has inspired two of the harbour’s contemporary craft companies; cabinetmakers Egeværk and glass artists Backhaus & Brown. These two award-winning workshops have combined their masterful crafts in an innovative collaboration; namely a series of sculptures named "Glasskibe" – Viking ships in handblown glass and carved oak.

The artists can also create pieces to commission, please contact the gallery for further information.

Backhaus & Brown and Egeværk