This "prototype" had very short production life due to very time consuming process and high manufacturing cost. Jens Quistgaard used many different types of exotic wood that was taken from the jungles of Nicaragua, Brasil, British Honduras and East Africa - the world's rarest, most exotic wood, to create his famous high end limited edition tableware. He also used a top quality grinding mechanisms of case-hardened steel made in Italy (Tre Spade), France (Peugeot, Goldenberg) or unmarked.The marked grinders have an authentic insignia and are known to be the best on the market for almost 200 years. The durability of these mechanisms and their proven track record allows to provide a lifetime guarantee on the grinding mechanism.
The peppermill is 7 1/4 (18.5 cm) tall and 3 1/2 (9 cm) wide. This 60+ years old piece is in excellent good, all original vintage condition. The natural finish and patina preserved beautifully.
Some very minor shallow dents to the wood, mostly on the bottom plate around the logo and one to the low lip of the salt shaker (please revise carefully all close up photos attached). Other than that, there is no wood damage. The internal tooth fill for both salt and pepper corns seems to have a nice fit, but we never tried to open for testing. The metal grinder is also retains its original patina and has not been touched or polished. The metal grinder marked: Tre Spade Made in Italy'.
The asking price is reflecting all details described above. The bottom of the peppermill has an earliest embossed logo and its marked: " Dansk Designs Denmark JHQ ". Extremely rare find, especially in its beautiful all 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. Thank you for visiting our store and stay safe! The item "DANSK Rare Woods Pepper Mill Peppermill JHQ IHQ Quistgaard Denmark Eames" is in sale since Sunday, June 13, 2021. 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.