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SPIDER – tiny taper holder by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Designs in 1963. Sculptural and very unique Mid-century Modern cast iron candle holder for tiny tapers – fit 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.

A modern and intriguing candle holder that oozes classic Danish Mid-century design. It would be an attractive design piece on any credenza or coffee table, creating a gorgeous flickering fan of light or perhaps used in a dining table setting.

This SPIDER is in very good vintage condition with few signs of usage and age. Cleaned and treated to a careful curing 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:
This candle holder include 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!

Diameter: 10.5 cm | 4.1 inches
Height: 3.5 cm | 1.4 inches
Cast iron
Design year
Jens Harald Quistgaard
Dansk Designs
Condition – Very Good Vintage Condition - (8/10)
Few signs of usage and age. Please see the photos!
DVD item no.
#17183-A + B