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Title: Dansk Designs Ltd. - candleholders?
Post by: Anne on December 23, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
I picked up a pair of these today for no other reason than they are stamped on the base, but the stamp on each is different!

I understand them to be designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard and I've seen them described as hyacinth vases here: http://antiktak.dk/en/j-h-quistgaard-166/hyacinth-glass-designed-by-quistgaard-2829.html which given the shallowness of the area below the pinch, seems highly unlikely to me!

Size is 65mm (2½") tall and 73mm (2¾") diameter at the top, the hole is a two finger size. The back stamps are shown below for interest: can anyone tell me if these can be dated from the backstamp style?
Title: Re: Dansk Designs Ltd. - candleholders?
Post by: flying free on December 23, 2010, 11:47:20 PM
Anne as far as I know they are candleholders.  I have a pair as well.  I really like the design of them, and they are very functional and sturdy as candleholders.
m
Title: Re: Dansk Designs Ltd. - candleholders?
Post by: Ivo on December 24, 2010, 08:20:43 AM
There are several similar designs under the Dansk brand, some made in Denmark and some made in Finland which would explain the different bottom text.  Colours include dark green and dark brown.  And as you already guessed there is no way you can grow a hyacinth in there.
Title: Re: Dansk Designs Ltd. - candleholders?
Post by: Patricia on December 24, 2010, 11:49:04 AM
Anne,

They were advertised in the Pottery Gazette of September 1966 (with a candle on them).
That should give you some indication of how old they are and defenitely what they are.

Patricia
Title: Re: Dansk Designs Ltd. - candleholders?
Post by: Anne on December 24, 2010, 12:28:22 PM
M I agree re sturdy - things not being able to be tipped over are very important for this household! And they fit very well with my assortment of small candleholders and will look pretty for Christmas, being green. :)

Ivo, thank you for explaining the bottom text differences. (It'd have to be a genetically modified hyacinth with very short roots! . >:D)

Patricia, thank you too, that's very useful to know on both counts. I'm guessing they would take a tall traditional candle or a short pillar one, or one of those smaller round ball ones.... or even one of the super-sized tealight ones that don't fit any of the tealight holders I have already!  :rah:
Title: Dansk Candleholder
Post by: adam20 on October 09, 2012, 03:02:16 PM
Dansk Candleholder designed by Jens Quistgaard with moulded marks to base. I see these sometimes and at 50p I couldn't resist.

Adam
Title: Re: Dansk Candleholder
Post by: Ivo on October 09, 2012, 03:31:22 PM
I see them quite frequently at 50 p and have learned to restrain myself :-)
Title: Re: Dansk Candleholder
Post by: adam20 on October 09, 2012, 03:35:15 PM
Usually I do. I see two sell for a few pounds on eBay. I thought it would add to my growing votive collection. Cheap, cheap LOL
Title: Re: Dansk Candleholder
Post by: Pinkspoons on October 11, 2012, 10:07:50 AM
Technically not Scandinavian glass - whilst the company has a Danish name and Quistgaard was a Danish designer, Dansk is very much an American company - one that outsourced / outsources its production across the world.
Title: Re: Dansk Candleholder
Post by: adam20 on October 14, 2012, 07:21:36 PM
Interesting Pinkspoons. The exact same with info I got on designer is in Fire & Sea by Leslie Piña, but that is an American publication.

Adam
Title: Re: Dansk Designs Ltd. - candleholders?
Post by: Anne on October 16, 2012, 01:20:25 PM
Adam, I've merged your topic about these with my earlier one to keep all the info together. 8)

I also found this link explaining about Dansk Designs Ltd. so am adding it for reference:
http://www.answers.com/topic/dansk-international-designs-ltd