Holmegaard Glassworks, a Danish glassware company, began its glass production in 1825 under Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe. She continued the work of her deceased husband who had been granted permission by the Danish king to build a glassworks facility. In the beginning, Holmegaard only produced green bottles. After a decade, Holmegaard began producing table glass as Bohemian glass blowers were able to expand the variety of glasses they produced. Between 1930 and 1980, the company grew substantially and produced handsome, modern designs from notable artists Jacob Bang, Per Lϋtker and Michael Bang (Jacob’s son). During this time, Holmegaard specialized in both mouth-blown and machine blown glass. The company continued to produce exceptional glassware until 2009, when financial difficulties forced it to close.