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Mid-Century Scandinavian candle holders: Dansk spider & Bollnaes

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Posted 2 years ago

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MYTHOS
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Picked these up Saturday - the Dansk one is iron, and the Swedish pair are solid brass. I've been wanting a Danish spider one since I started collecting.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    I am also on the hunt for a spider in the wild. Great find!
  2. MYTHOS, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the reply. It was really a good weekend for rummaging. I also found matched shades for the two DM lamps you commented on.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    At first I thought the brass ones were Dansk too! The problem I've found with the spiders is where do you get the candles to fit? A dozen needed at a time!
  4. MYTHOS, 2 years ago
    Scandinavian import stores have them. I'm in Minnesota, which makes finding them a bit easier.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    "Tiny Taper Holder" by Dansk, Jens Quistgaard, c. 1960.
    Check out this Pinterest collection of photos:
    http://pinterest.com/morrhoppa/cast-iron-candle-holders/

    My favourites are the ones by Robert Welsh.
  6. MYTHOS, 2 years ago
    What I like best about it is that it has a dab of gloss paint on the bottom contact points, so it doesn't scratch when you set it down. Clever Danes.
    Nice gallery...looks like I'll be raiding more Lutheran rummage sales for the others.
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Must redouble my efforts to find this bad boy!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Don't worry Amber one will be arriving soon!
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    V you crack me up. I find our friendship thrilling. You have such an amazing mind and wicked sense of humor. I look forward to the day we meet face to face.

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