Dansk Designs model 824 'Drum' or 'Double Barrel' staved teak peppermill and salt shaker designed by Jens Quistgaard IHQ in the 1960's
Handmade drum-shaped model 824 staved teak peppermill designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, Denmark
Rare Jens Quistgaard Peppermill with model number 824, Iconic 1960's mid century modern design.
Detail of teak grain wood on a barrel shaped vintage pepper mill designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, Denmark
Detail of top of rare Dansk Designs IHQ peppermill designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard in the 1960s
Detail of salt shaker holes on combination salt and pepper mill designed by Jens Quistgaard in the 1960s for Dansk Designs, Denmark
Salt holes on drum shaped pepper mill designed by Jens Quistgaard
Mid Century Modern design by Jens Quistgaard, a staved teak Danish pepper mill in the form of a barrel or drum, model number 824
Side of vintage staved teak pepper mill 824 designed by Jens Quistgaard IHQ for Dansk Designs, Denmark, 1960s
Base of Jens Quistgaard pepper mill, showing Peugeot metal grinder from the 1960s
Rare Jens Quistgaard Danish teak peppermill from the 1960s
Jens Quistgaard Danish pepper mill
Jens Quistgaard vintage teak pepper mill in the shape of a drum or barrel, with removed teak pegs to insert salt or pepper
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Teak peppermill pegs designed by Jens Quistgaard Denmark
Jens Quistgaard IHQ barrel-shaped peppermill, model 824, showing teak pegs removed to insert salt or pepper
Early Peugeot metal grinder on IHQ Dansk Designs Jens Quistgaard 1960s rare teak pepper mill
Stamped marks on Danish teak pepper mill by Jens Quistgaard including misspelt 'Dansk Designs' 'Desings' stamp from the 1960s
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Jens Quistgaard "Drum" Salt & Pepper Mill

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A carved staved teak salt and pepper mill, reminiscent of a drum or barrel, designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk and produced in Denmark. Quistgaard designed his eminently collectable series of combination salt shaker pepper mills between the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Like most of the mills in Quistgaard's circa 60 piece collection, this design holds salt in the top whilst the lower half grinds pepper. The round, squat design functions fantastically but it is also a very sculptural piece. Satisfying both these criteria was crucial for Quistgaard.

Interestingly, this mill is an example from a batch that had been stamped with misspelt branding; the mark reads "Dansk Desings" rather than "Designs" - a quirk which is well known.

As mentioned on the incredibly informative website, quistgaardpepper.comThe Philadelphia Museum of Art states that this mill was designed in 1972, but this is definitely not the case, as the mill appears in a 1964 Dansk advertisement.

Model Number: 824

Model Nickname: "Drum" or “Double Barrel”

Designer: Jens Harald Quistgaard

Manufacturer: Dansk Designs

Year of Design: C. 1960

Dates Produced: 1960's-80's, the grinding mechanism on this example dates it to the 1960's.

Colour: Brown

Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 12 cm

Condition: Perfect.

Branding: Underside reads ‘Dansk Desings Ltd Denmark IHQ’.  Peugeot grinder.

The misspelling of “Designs” is a rare but well-known and documented quirk from this period.