42,000 pieces of Danish glass go on show

Showcasing 42,000 pieces of Danish blown glass

This collection spans 195 years

and is housed in Denmark's oldest glass factory

Location: Naestved, Denmark

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BBC'S GLASS ANTIQUE SPECIALIST, ANDY MCCONNELL, SAYING:"In many cases you could look at a hundred pieces of glass and you can go Danish, Danish, Danish and why, how is that? What is the essence that makes it distinctive?"

Holmegaard glasswork began production in 1825

Their designs have been sold in 135 countries around the world

(SOUNDBITE) (English) GLASS ARTIST, BJORN FRIBORG, SAYING:"The reason why it's special here, place made in Holmegaard, is because Holmegaard carries the tradition of glass production."