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Posted 6 years ago

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What every modernist household needs: herring servers!
Two dishes and serving spoons in the original box. The celluloid top of one box is missing. I'm still at a loss about who designed these early pieces for Stelton.

Stellan + Carton became Stelton in 1960.

Niels Stellan Høm and Carton Madelaire met in the army and began a trading company. They linked up with a firm called Danish Stainlessnin Fårevejle, Denmark and manufactured a gravy boat that sold like hot cakes in the US in the early sixties. An early administrator/designer was Peter Holmblad, whose step-father was Arne Jacobsen. Holmblad joined the company in 1963, I think, as Export Manager. Arne's designs date from 1967, the famous Cylinda-Line.

The forks are marked "Denmark / stainless"
The dishes are marked "stelton / Denmark / stainless / 18/8"


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Love it!
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    I love this! (as much as I love herrings, specially those in curry sauce!)
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Have you or will you ever use this? Can you re-purpose this for some other delicious snack?
    I found something that I believe is Stelton yesterday. Will post this afternoon.
    HOpe you are doing really well V!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Mnay thanks everyone: AmberRose, BELLIN68, austrohungaro, miKKoChristmas11 & inky too!
    They have seen some use, Amber. Herrings and mackerel, anything preserved in oil or brine: rossi e gialli, olives too! They worked well for the modernist "host(ess) with the most(est)" at an impromptu moment or two/three!
    Love that lion!
  5. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
    Ciao Vetraio . seem like Alessi Italian Design .
    Have a great Time : ))
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks mrmajestic1! And thanks too to you Alberto!
    You're right, the design is quite similar to the vassoio "Avio" of Carlo Mazzeri & Anselmo Vitale of 1961. I have a fondness of Alessi unlike austrohungaro!
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Well, I have to say, Alessi from the 80s and later I don't quite like (there's the occasional nice item from time to time though), but I do like their previous designs, much in the fashion of the time, like Alfra or Avio, specially Avio :)
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    On the point of Alfra. I know it's a composite of Fra(telli) Al(essi).
    Is Avio something similar?
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian-pieces!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks ozmarty!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
    Your very welcome Kevin!!!!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks BHock!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN and NADIA too!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!
  16. tom61375, 5 years ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!

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