Tiny Taper holders by Quistgaard, Dansk Designs, 1963. Danish Mid-century design. Two cast iron candle holders for 12 tiny tapers. 24 new tiny tapers included!
SPIDER (pair) Tiny Taper Holders by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Design in 1963. Sculptural and very unique Mid-century Modern cast iron candle holders for tiny tapers - each fits 12 candles!
The SPIDER is a candle holder for up to 12 tiny tapers (special pencil-thin candles with a diameter of 0.3" / 7 mm) in cast iron, with a rough, sandy black finish. With its two tiered holders, it resembles a spider in shape - and thus commonly referred to as the SPIDER. The base 'feet' are finished with smooth black enameled pads to avoid scratching to the furniture on which it stands.
Jens H. Quistgaard (IHQ) designed this candle holder and the special tiny tapers in 1963. The tapers were designed to avoid dripping or melting unevenly. The Tiny Taper Holder (SPIDER) was the first and most popular of his 14 cast iron candles holders for these tiny tapers.
A pair of modern and intriguing candle holders that oozes classic Danish Mid-century design. They would be an attractive design piece on any credenza or coffee table, creating a gorgeous flickering fan of light or perhaps in a dining table setting.
I have three pairs of these beauties up for sale - all in excellent vintage condition with minimal signs of usage and age. Cleaned and treated to a careful curring process, to bring back the beautiful black cast iron color and prolong the life of the piece.
Hallmarked IHQ (Jens Harald Quistgaard), Dansk Design and Made in Denmark.
24 tiny taper candles included:
Each pair of candle holders includes 24 new tiny tapers, handmade by Danish artisan candle maker ElseMarie Haulund of Lysmageren. She uses original techniques and recipes to create these very special tiny tapers out of her workshop in Denmark. To our knowledge ElseMarie is the only artisan candle maker left in the world producing these in line with the original concept of the Quistgaard tiny tapers; dripless, smokeless and with an even burn/melting rate - so at Danish Vintage Design we are very proud to have secured collaboration with her!
Burntime: approx. 2 hours
Please make sure to write in the order notes, which color of tiny tapers you want!
Cleaned, cured, labeled and packed in protective bag.
- Diameter: 10.5 cm |4.1 inches
- Height: 3.5 cm |1.4 inches
- Cast iron
- Condition - Excellent Vintage Condition - (9/10)
Minimal signs of usage and age. Please see the photos! Including 24 tiny tapers, handmade by Danish artisan candle maker.
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- #15257/15258 + 15259/15260 + 15418/15475