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Teak Ice bucket, (Jens H Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, 1955)

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..._DANISH DESIGN121 of 122Per Lütken_FIONIA bowl in REDHelge Østerberg vase. Denmark 1950s/60s
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Posted 1 year ago


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After such a long time sharing my collection here at CW I am surprised I never shared any item from DANSK DESIGNS as, even if I haven't got many of them, I'm very proud of them all.

This ice-bucket was bought in Miami where I lived in 2003 and 2004. I remember the joy I had to see it as I always wanted it ever since I first saw it at a friend's country house in 1998. It wasn't expensive at all so I couldn't help getting it. Even if I had to bring it with me to Madrid via Dublin -where I was lived for several months before definetly returning to Spain-. Unfortunately I broke the rubber liner as for the sake of safety I kept the Lindshammars teal kartio-like jug inside :(

The ice-bucket has become an absolute design icon. They say it's inspired by the hull in Viking vessels, but it always reminded me of the wooden buckets used at the sauna (a Norweigian freind gave me one -handmade by her grandfather- when I was a teenager).

One thing that surprises me about it is the Congo name everybody used to refer to it... I wonder if it was given by the same Quistgaard. As you can see on pic.4, at an add from I guess 1963 they don't mention that name at all. By the way, please do read the text on the add...

By the way, this one is of the smaller size and it's fully signed on the base: DANS DESIGN DENMARK IHQ ©


  1. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Interesting design, very nice!
  2. SEAN68, 1 year ago
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    I do love this design. Does it have the ducks on the bottom?
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Thanks catteann, Amber, Sean, pops, fran and agh for loving it!

    Unfortunately not, Amber, the stamp on the base is the normal typography one. I wish I could get the big one with the ducks, but it seems those are harder to get.

    I also wish I could get the matching trays :( I won one on ebay once but the seller (from te US) didn't even send it. It's been the only bad ebay experience I've got. Well, there was another one with a Venini ashtray :'(
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    My furniture buddy has/had one. Not sure if its sold or not. Want me to check?
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    I am afraid I cannot afford it at the moment :( I wish!
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Thanks for your loves vet and GTMOOM!
  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 1 year ago
    My pleasure Austrohungaro. Unusual wooden vases, I've not seen anything like them
  9. SEAN68, 1 year ago
    I was checking some of my dansk designs wooden items I do have one with the ducks on the back !!! found it for a dollar last summer !!
  10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Ach, Sean, you're simply great... don't make me hate you LOL

    Seriously, it's asmzing how many treasures you can buy so cheapy in the States, I wish the offer could be the same in Spain.
  11. SEAN68, 1 year ago
    LOL!!!!!! thankyou austro :) it is posted on fb !!
  12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Thanks Racer!!!
  13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    thanks mikel, vanskyock24 and Belltown for loving it!
  14. SEAN68, 2 months ago
    austro can we see what you makers mark looks like on yours compared to mine? im just was wondering to determine the age of these.
  15. SEAN68, 2 months ago
    mine does have the duckssssssssssssss..............

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