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Posted 6 years ago


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I have had this piece of Royal Copenhagen for a few years and it remains another mystery piece. I have no idea what it is made to do. My only idea is that it might have been for putting a hole in the end of a cigar.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

I have a few metal pieces by Royal Copenhagen. I know that there is a link between Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen. I believe that Royal Copenhagen acquired Georg Jensen in 1972. There was a legal dispute about use of the Georg Jensen signature. I have one object that was made by both companies. I'm thinking that the mark of Royal Copenhagen on metal suggests a date later than 1972.

Can anyone clear up this point for me?

What I have seen that is of interest to me at least is that a very similar design was used by the late Czech glass artist Frantisek Vizner:

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks for the comments, gents!
    I really hadn't thought about the candle!
    Thanks scottscuff, BELLIN68 & PhilDAvidAlexanderMorris!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks BeauxPurdy!
  3. jensen jensen, 4 years ago
    It's true that there was a legal dispute (the case was settled in 2000, it seems, and I even found the result on the net, but it is a very lengthy document! It seems, though, that RC lost the case!). As for the object I am absolutely sure that it is for a large candle! Spending so much time in rainy darkness, we are a nation of candle-lovers, so you can find all sorts candle and tea light holders for many sizes of candles and tea lights! This type, with a spike in the middle to prevent the candle from toppling, is not uncommon (although I have not seen this particular one before). It is probably meant for a so-called 'calender candle' (they are often big) which are used in December - they have the numbers 1-24 and Christmas-y decorations on them and you 'burn a number' every day until Christmas...
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks Jensen!
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!!!!!

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