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Underside of an early Jens Quistgaard pepper mill, makers mark reades Dansk Designs Ltd Denmark IHQ. Grinding mechanism is stamped Peugeot France Lion.
Close up showing an early all metal grinding mechanism on a 1950s Jens Quistgaard peppermill, made in Denmark.
Detail of plug stopper belonging to a Jens Quistgaard peppermill.
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A rare collectable but still useable mid-century Scandinavian design pepper mill by Jens Quistgaard.
A group of Jens Quistgaard pepper mills produced by Dansk Designs from the 1950s until the 1970s. All hand carved in teak by skilled craftspeople in Denmark.
Dansk Designs

Jens Quistgaard "Sphere" Salt & Pepper Mill

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A carved solid teak salt and pepper mill with a geometrically shaped body incorporating a cone and a sphere, designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk. 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 his circa 60 piece collection, this design holds salt in the top whilst the lower half grinds pepper. The object functions well but it is also very sculptural in shape. Satisfying both these criteria was crucial for Quistgaard.

In Stig Guldberg's 2010 documentary on Quistgaard the latter proclaims: "The finished product must display harmony but its usefulness must not be affected just for the sake of making it pretty. Practical use and beauty of design must go hand in hand."

Model Number: 855

Model Nickname: "Sphere"

Designer: Jens Harald Quistgaard

Manufacturer: Dansk Designs

Year of Design: C. 1960

Dates Produced: C. 1960. The grinding mechanism on this example dates it to the early 1960's.

Colour: Brown

Height: 19.5 cm, Diameter: 9 cm

Condition: Perfect

Branding: Underside reads ‘Dansk Desingns Ltd Denmark IHQ’.  - The misspelling is a known factory error. Peugeot grinder.