Here is your chance to start or upgrade your Dansk peppermill collection with the highest quality items. We are offering an EXTREMELY RARE and highly collectible vintage DANSK pepper mill / salt shaker - one of the earliest designs by Jens Harald Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, LTD from the 1960's. We are collecting Dansk pepper mill for almost 2 decades, but only few pepper mills of this shape were ever available for sale. This piece consist of Salt shaker and Pepper mill and was handcrafted of beautifully grained Siamese teakwood with a natural finish.
The peppermill was made in Denmark and has the earliest type of metal grinding mechanism made by PEUGEOT, France. Jens Quistgaard used a top quality grinding mechanisms made of case-hardened steel by Peugeot Freres Lion, France. The grinder has an authentic insignia with lion and arrow and known to be the best on the market for almost 200 years (since 1840).
The durability of these mechanisms and their proven track record allows Peugeot to provide a lifetime guarantee on the grinding mechanism. The peppermill is 5 1/2 (12.7 cm) tall. This 50+ years old piece is in very good, all original vintage condition. The natural finish and patina preserved beautifully.
The top salt shaker has 6 holes. The internal tooth fill for both salt and pepper corns seen to have a nice fit, but we never tried to open for testing.
This type of fitting was in production for very short period due to it's fragile and impractical design and was discontinued quickly. Almost all of Dansk pepper mills made with "tooth fill" had chipped plastic or wood. This sample is no exception. There is a tiny short hairline crack under the top.You can barely see it but we have to mention it for the accuracy of the description. The bottom shows some slight wear from use and it is mark with the earliest embossed logo: " Denmark JHQ ". Please view all photos attached. Other than that, there is no wood damage and it looks like the peppermill was barely used.
Original patina looks very nice. Extremely rare find, especially in its very good original condition. The piece is very clean, comes from smoke free environment and would be a perfect addition to any of mid-century, Eames style collection! Beautiful decorative object, useful piece of art, wonderful and very elegant gift as well as a great investment! With normal care it will last for generations...Please take a moment to view our other auctions listed separately (last photo). Please read the item description carefully. Avoid making any assumptions about details that aren't included. Please don't ask to alter the Custom forms.
We don't claim our items as gifts outside the U. The item "DANSK Teak Pepper Mill Peppermill JHQ IHQ Quistgaard Denmark PEUGEOT RARE Eames" is in sale since Sunday, June 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Kitchen Tools & Gadgets\Salt & Pepper". The seller is "gapalapa" and is located in United States. This item can be shipped worldwide.