A set of iconic sculptural candle holders by leading Danish designer Jens Quistgaard (1919–2008), manufactured by Dansk International Design (see stock photo #4).
The smaller (10.8x9.5x3.2cm) is commonly called the Spider (because of its arachnoid-like two tiered holders), but actually named "The Tiny Taper Holder" when designed in 1963. This was the first and most popular of his innovative candle holder designs for Dansk. It comes with the original Dansk box.
The larger Quistgaard holder "Starcluster" (18.5 x 18.5 x 4cm), also produced by Dansk, is rare and highly sought after.
Both holders are made of cast iron that has a rough, sandy black finish, while the feet are finished with smooth black enameled pads to avoid scratching the underlying surface. The bases are marked "Dansk Designs Denmark" IHQ.
The holders are in good vintage condition. They take 12 pencil-thin candles (diameter 7mm), see stock photo #5.
These are lovely decorative objects - essential pieces for the Quistgaard collector or any mid-century Scandinavian collection.
- Fine set of two retro candle holders, "Starcluster" and "Spider"
- Cast iron
- Designer/ Artist
- Jens H. Quistgaard
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Dansk Design
- Model/ Name
- "Crown of Thorns"; "The Tiny Taper Holder"
- Mid-Century Modern
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 300 g