Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Dansk Teak Condiment Box - Acorn Jar by Jens Quistgaard, early 1960s

I recently found a Dansk condiment box, popularly called an 'acorn jar' because of its shape.  It's a sweet little thing, and pretty hard to find in comparison to many Quistgaard designs.  Unlike most Dansk pieces, which are staved, this one is small enough to be turned from a single piece of teak for both the lid and container.

This piece is listed as model 807 in a Dansk catalogue from the early 1960s and sold for $10.95.

I'm not exactly sure what condiment would have been used in this little box--sugar, maybe?  Weird to call sugar a 'condiment'.  If you have thoughts on the matter, let me know! 

If you'd like to see the Dansk pieces I have for sale in my Etsy shop, click here.   I'm always looking to buy collections or single pieces of early Dansk! 


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