Clover leaf

  • Clover leaf
  • Clover leaf

Clover leaf

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Candle holder, Decor, Taper holder
6.2 cm |2.4 inches
9.5 cm |3.7 inches
Black, Green, Olive, Orange
Cast iron
* Variations are separated by comma [ , ] while Combinations are separated by slash [ / ]

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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

Marianne Starck

Marianne Starck

Marianne Starck was one of the main contributors to the success of Michael Andersen & Søn’s pottery in the second half of the 20th century. She was born in Germany and studied at the Joachim Thom’s pottery in Holstein Germany, later went on to stud …

Originally produced by

ABO Randers

ABO Randers

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 …