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Offline jonchellycain

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Dansk by Jens Harold Quistgaard but what actually is it ??
« on: April 27, 2010, 08:25:48 AM »
Hi all
a friend emailed me this last night in a hope i could ID it for him, now i got as far as Dansk Designs LTD by Jens Harold Quistgaard  and his work has either JHQ or IHQ on, company started in 1954 by JHQ, but i have no idea what the object is used for.
Funnily enough i have actually seen these before and not realised they where Dansk, so to see a stickered one has solved one little mystery for me now to work out what they are actually used for.
http://i67.servimg.com/u/f67/14/37/17/66/sl381011.jpg
many thanks in advance
michelle

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Re: Dansk by Jens Harold Quistgaard but what actually is it ??
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 10:08:44 AM »
Candleholder - they came complete with large church candles bearing holes to the underside that you just popped on top.

Brief history of Dansk:

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Dansk Designs was founded in Great Neck, New York in 1954 after American businessman, Ted Nierenberg, spotted some tableware designs by Danish artist/designer Jens Harold Quistgaard whilst visiting Copenhagen's Kunsthandvaerker Museum. Nierenberg contacted Quistgaard and convinced him that his designs could be mass-produced for the American market - thus Dansk Designs was born.

Production of Dansk Design's designs was often outsourced to Scandinavia and Europe, as well as Poland and China more recently.

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Re: Dansk by Jens Harold Quistgaard but what actually is it ??
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 10:29:34 AM »
 :thup: many thanks nic, thats that little mystery solved for me.
Also thanks for the extra info, it always helps to build a bigger picture of an item
michelle

 

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