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H 51 cm W 58 cm D 10 cm


Blown & cut glass with oak




'Fensalir' 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;

Fensalir is Frigg's residence in Asgard. Some scholars have thought the name means "Swamp Halls" and point to Frigg as a goddess of springs. Frigg is Odin's wife in Norse mythology. In literature, she is described as Odin's equal when it comes to knowledge of the fate of the world, but unlike him, she remains silent.

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