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Jens H Quistgaard was the son of a sculptor and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Although introduced to a host of mediums as a young boy, he developed an obsession for wood early on. Despite training and working as a sculptor, ceramicist and draughtsman Quistgaard went back to teak again and again. His most famous work, a huge teak ice bucket, was inspired by the hulls of viking ships. He also had a passion for Japanese ceramics. In 1954 he co-founded his company Dansk International Designs with Ted Nierenberg, an American entrepreneur with whom he worked for thirty years producing the majority of designs for the company. We not only love Quistgaard's wooden ice buckets, bowls, cutting boards and trays but find it hard to part with our extensive collection of vintage Dansk koben-style enamelware. Buy it here.

Vivianna Torun von Bulow-Hube became the first silversmith to establish her own studio in Sweden back in 1951. Quoted as having said "diamonds are a girl's worst friend", she was celebrated for her beautiful coiled jewellery designs. She often incorporated pebbles and fossils into her work, and it was when out tracking down pebbles on the beach near her studio in Biot, France, that she first met Picasso. The world-famous artist arranged a solo exhibition of her work in Antibes in 1958 and from then on her confidence in her sculptural designs grew from strength to strength. We are totally in awe of the collectable cheeseboard and knife she created for Dansk which we sell on the site.

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Huge teak ice bucket inspired by the hull of a viking ship and designed by Jens Quistgaard for his Danish company Dansk in the 1960's. This one is quite rare and was created in Denmark. It has an orange liner and the covetable Duck logo stamped underneath.

Teak nest of tables with raised lips on two edges of the largest table. Designed by Jens H Quistgaard. H 51 L 80 D 39.
Highly collectable staved teak tray by Jens H Quistgaard with original IHQ, Denmark and duck logo. Number 802. Runners underneath give the tray a feeling of floating on any surface. Beautiful condition. L 60cm W 30cm.
Highly collectable solid teak ice bucket by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk.
H 14.5cm, W 23cm
Jens Quistgaard teak gondola bowl stamped with the duck logo. Excellent condition. H 4.5cm, L 62cm
Vintage Dansk blue teak and enamel fondue set designed by Jens H Quistgaard. (h21.5cm, l 31cm)

L160 Vintage Dansk medium red enamel koben pitcher, other colours available (h 18cm)

Vintage Dansk large yellow enamel koben pitcher, other colours available (h 27cm)

Dansk cheese board designed by Jens Quistgaard (l 46.5cm, w 31cm)
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