**Provenance: Acquired from the private collection of sister-in-law to Jens Harald Quistgaard**
Pair of SPIDER cast iron candleholders for Tiny Taper candles – also known as Flower Tapers. Including 4 boxes of 12 new original recipe hand dipped Tiny Tapers.
Designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard (IHQ) for DANSK DESIGNS in 1962, the SPIDER candlesticks are sculptural and aesthetically highly pleasing mid-century Danish modern design marvels in their own right.
Originally produced by DANSK in Denmark, they were marketed all over the world, and also inspired the manufacturing of competing brands across the planet. Thus the SPIDER and many interpretations of its design can still be found at secondhand markets and in vintage stores to this day – however the SPIDER is the original. While the name obviously does hint at its resemblance to a spider, Quistgaard has stated that initial inspiration for this design was found in a dandelion, in its ‘pappus state’, which he observed floating in creek. This state is when the flower develops into seed heads, and each seed is attached to a characteristic fuzzy structure called a pappus that allows the seeds to be carried by the wind.
The sandy black cast iron SPIDER candleholder fits 12 Tiny Taper candles, distributed over its two-tiered arms and feet – the latter finished with smooth black enameled pads underneath to avoid scratching the furniture on which it stands. Hallmarked IHQ, DANSK DESIGNS and Denmark. They are true classic Danish modern design, an obvious conversation piece, and are an extremely attractive accent to any credenza, shelf, dinning or coffee table setting, providing a gorgeous flickering fan of light when lit.
The candlestick has been cleaned and treated to a careful curing process, to bring back the beautiful black cast iron color and prolong the life of the piece.
Included in this listing are 2 SPIDER candleholders and 4 boxes of 12 new Tiny Tapers made specially for DANSK candleholders. Choose any Tiny Taper combination among our six color options (white, red, yellow, orange, purple or black) – please write in the order notes which color combinations you want.
To our knowledge TinyTapers.com is the only artisan candlemaker left in the entire world, who still produce these in line with the original quality concept of the DANSK Tiny Tapers – dripless, sootless, and with an even 2+ hour burn rate – we are very proud to be able to continue this tradition!
Spider – Diameter: 4.1″ (10,5 cm)
Spider – Height: 1.4″ (3,5 cm)
Taper – Diameter: ca. 0.3″ (0,7-0,8 cm)
Taper – Height: ca. 13.4″ (34 cm)
TAPER BURN TIME: More than 2 hours.
CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition, minimal signs of usage and age. Cleaned, cured and packed in protective plastic cover.
Original boxes with normal signs of age and usage, text on boxes may differ from photo.
Tiny Tapers are new! Please write in the order notes which color combination you want.
MATERIALS: Cast iron, Tiny Tapers (cotton wick, stearin, paraffin)
SHIPPING: Packed with the utmost care for safe transport. Shipped worldwide with priority postal services, insured and tracked.
From Denmark to anywhere in 1-10 days depending on destination.