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About the design
The Clover leaf is a taper candle holder designed by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk Designs in 1960-61.
It is a candle holder for up to 4 tapers (thin candles with a diameter of 0.4″ / 1,2 mm) in cast iron. The four tapered legs each carry a leaf shaped platform in which a holder is placed in the middle. The four leafs extends and meets in the middle.
Jens H. Quistgaard (IHQ) designed the CLOVER LEAF around 1960-61 (first advertised in the New Yorker in 1961) in cast iron with either a rough sandy finish or shiny enameled finish. Along with this candle holder, he designed five other candle holders for taper candles – the first six cast iron candle holders Quistgaard designed for Dansk Designs. A couple of years later came the famous Spider and the special tiny taper candles, which became a huge success for Quistgaard and Dansk Designs.
The early editions features brass inserts in the holders, and they are also often unmarked.
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Meet the Designer
The Danish sculptor Christian Thomsen was employed at Royal Copenhagen from 1898 to his death in 1921. During which period he created more than 100 figurines (he had a fondness for agricultural characters, children figurines, animals figurines and figu …
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ABO Randers A/S was a small lighting company, situated in Aalestrup, near Randers, in Jutland. It was founded in the late 1960s, and mainly based on one product idea – the successful Ball magnet wall lamp, originally designed by Benny Frandsen. The gen …