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Scandinavian Modern Barware

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Style: Scandinavian Modern
Teak Coasters with Holder Mid Century, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Mid century 1960s teak coasters with holder. Set of 8.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Rare Jens H. Quistgaard Danish Modern Rosewood Ice Bucket Dansk Denmark, 1960s
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rare Danish Modern Rosewood Ice Bucket designed by the Jens Harald Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, Denmark in the 1960's for his 'Rare Woods’ Limited Edition collection. Scandinavian M...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Rosewood

Danish Modern Teak Wine Rack Designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scarcely seen staved teak table top or floor wine rack designed in the 1960s by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Designs of Denmark. Holds up to 8 bottles. New refinished condition, thoug...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Teak

Danish Modern Solid Teak Square Ice Bucket
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful craftsmanship solid teak dovetail joint in this simple and elegant, ice bucket with plastic liner freshly refinished and in great condition.
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20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Plastic, Teak

Sky Food/Cocktail Sticks Stainless Steel, 6 Pcs
Located in New York, NY
A good eye for detail is what makes someone the perfect host, so elevate your party with these eye-catching stainless steel cocktail sticks. Use as a stylish way of serving charcuter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Steel

Iittala Ultima Thule Rocks Glasses by Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tapio Wirkkala was considered the pioneer of modern Finnish industrial art. Internationally recognized for his glass designs, Wirkkala’s greatest inspiration always came from his nat...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Glass

Holmegaard Ice Bucket, Glass & Cane, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Holmegaard ice bucket in glass with cane handle. Icecube thong in brass. Made by Holmegaard in the 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Brass

Scandinavian Gin Decanter in Purple Sommerso Glass, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A modernist/Brutalist styled decanter for Gin or Vodka. It’s made from amethyst summerso glass. Notice that the tristand formation to the bottom matches the shape of the stopper. It’...
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Blown Glass

Sky Champagne/Wine Cooler Stainless Steel 7,5L
Located in New York, NY
With its organic, sculptural form, this minimalist stainless-steel cooler is the perfect way to keep your wine or champagne chilled to the perfect temperature. Large enough to hold t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Steel

Sky Liquor Decanter With Steel Stopper Crystalline V: 145CL
Located in New York, NY
Part of the enjoyment of wine or spirits is beyond just taste: the beautiful color and aroma also play an important part. This beautiful crystal decanter with its ergonomic and sculp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal, Steel

Scandinavian Modern Crystal Decanter by Strömbergshyttan, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Heavy Strömbergshyttan crystal decanter. Crafted of thick crystal with it's characteristic light blue hue. Superb fro storing your beloved Cognac or Whiskey. Capacity approx. 0.7 lit...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

Mid-Century Scandinavian Modern Denby-Milnor Blue Flare Glass Goblets, S/6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Swedish glass maker Denby-Milnor, a set of six Mid-Century Modern goblets, in the Blue Flare pattern, circa 1970s. This pattern was hand-blown in the distinctive Scandina...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Dansk Designs Jens Quistgaard Staved Teakwood Modern Ice Bucket 1970s
Located in National City, CA
Ice Bucket Dansk staved teak wood Ice Bucket Mid Century Modern. Jens Quistgaard Dansk International Malaysia. Features matching lid and plastic waterproof interior. Item is original...
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1970s Malaysian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Plastic, Teak

Midcentury Serving Tray in Rosewood, Danish Modern, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Rosewood serving tray, designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Rosewood

Mid Century Dansk Cake Server
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Carved whale bottle opener (sold)made from teak with brass as the opener. Salt and pepper is teak also with weighed metal bottoms for stability. Cake server has a black walnut handle...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Plastic

Scandinavian Modern Cheese Slicer after Thor Bjørklund, Norway
Located in New York, NY
A Norwegian Scandinavian Modern period cheese slicer after inventor Thor Bjørklund, circa mid-20th century, Norway. The cheese slicer is a Norwegian invention by Thor Bjørklund. Piec...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Erik Höglund Figural Pig Decanter for Atelje Boda Sweden, 1970s
By Boda
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Humorous decanter with handle depicting a dog or pig. Studio-made in Hand-blown clear glass. Designed by Erik Höglund and manufactured by Boda in Sweden circa 1970-75. Label from Bod...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Hand-blown Figural Woman Decanter in Optical Glass by Erik Meisner, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Erik Meisner is regarded as of of Denmark best glassblowers. He worked at Holmegaard before opening his own glass studio in 1970. This pieces was executed in the mid-late 1970s. It d...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Danish Modern Five Bottle Solid Rosewood Wall-Mounted Wine Racks
Located in San Diego, CA
A rare Danish modern, five bottle capacity, solid rosewood wine. The racks are easy to install and in great condition. Five racks are available and they are priced individually; buy ...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Rosewood

Mid Century Danish Modern Dansk Teak Ice Bucket by Quistgaard
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Very cool teak ice bucket by Jens Harald Quistgaard for Dansk. Plastic liner. Signed on bottom.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Plastic, Teak

Solid Swedish Teak Tray Produced by Karl Holmberg, 1960s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Solid Swedish teak tray produced by Karl Holmberg i Götene AB. Marked by maker with sticker on the underside. Light ware consistent with age and use.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Colorful Graphic Design Teak Cocktail Coasters Midcentury Palm Springs Vibe
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Playful Danish design with a Southern California influence. Set of six.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Vintage Mid Century Teak “Congo” Ice Bucket by Jens Harald Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern teak “Congo” ice bucket designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard for Dansk, circa 1950. With a black liner, this piece is truly a sculpture. This piece pr...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Danish Mid-Century Modern Disgmed Ice Bucket, circa 1960's
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern ice bucket, marked Digsmed. This beautifully crafted teak ice bucket dating from the 1960's is a classic example of Danish simplicity. The teak is ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Dansk Jens Quistgaard Large Mid-Century Modern Teak Ice Bucket
Located in Miami, FL
Dansk Jens Quistgaard large Mid-Century Modern teak ice bucket Offered is a Classic Dansk Jens Quistgaard large Mid-Century Modern teak ice bucket with original top and plastic li...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Plastic, Teak

Monumental Dansk Staved Teak Bucket Style Ice Bucket by Jens Quistgaard
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome and iconic staved teak ice bucket by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk. This is the monumental 19.25-inch-tall example. It is in outstanding vintage condition, circa 1950s-1960s. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Plastic, Teak

Holland-America Line Silver Plated Ice Bucket, by Van Zwanenburg
Located in valatie, NY
Holland-America Line silver plated ice bucket with diamond crest, by V. Zwanenburg c1950. Probably made by Christophole for Zwanenburg. The bucket, with a captured ball swing handle ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Danish Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver and Glass Ice Bucket
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern ice bucket. Tapering sides, flat rim, and curved corners. Well ovoid. A thick, substantial vessel with swing-mounted sterling silver handle comprising 2 ribbed bra...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Scandinavian Modern Denby-Milnor Purple Mirage Champagne Coupes, S/6
By Swedish art glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Swedish Glass maker Denby-Milnor, a set of six Mid-Century Modern Coupes, in the Purple Mirage pattern, circa 1970s. Designed for Champagne or desserts, this pattern was ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Vintage Jens Quistgaard Ice Bucket for Dansk Designs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large staved teak ice bucket by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Designs. White plastic liner. Stamped on the bottom with early maker's mark. Made in Denmark. In very good vintage condition...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Vintage Scandinavian Diamond Accented Glass Decanter, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rectangular glass decanter fully decorated with diamond patterns. Intended for Whiskey or Cognac. Anonymous Scandinavian design/maker circa 1960. Capacity: circa 0.7 liter. Measure...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Arne Jacobsen for Stelton Stainless Steel Ice Tong, Danish Mid-Century Modern
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Danish stainless steel ice tong by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton. Classic Danish modern ice tong in very good condition. This tong is perfect for your ice bucket and w...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Midcentury Scandinavian Danish Modern Ice Bucket Wine Cooler, Denmark ca. 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A great Scandinavian Modern ice bucket, circa mid-20th century, Denmark. Ice bucket has a brown teak wood exterior, red plastic interior and a black metal lid with knob. A great piec...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Metal

ATAPCO Inox Stainless Steel Scandinavian Modern Ice Cooler Bucket, Denmark 1970
Located in Miami, FL
Danish modern inox stainless steel insulated cooler, ice bucket designed by ATAPCO and made in Denmark, 1970s. Inside with plastic liner and the lid has a teak knob. Marked at the ...
Category

Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Holmegaard Glass Beer Mugs by Michael Bang, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rare set of unused Beer Mugs in handblown clear glass. Its a variation of Michael Bangs Globetrotter made prior to 1973. The set was made at Holmegaard in Denmark. Measurements: H:...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Bjorn Wiinblad Artist Line Porcelain Set for Rosenthal, 1970s, Set of 3
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Wiinblad Studio Line set consisting of ashtray/dish, candlestick and table lighter. Colorful and characteristic Wiinblad fantasy figurines. Manufactured by Rosenthal in Germany durin...
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1970s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Porcelain

Rainbow Patinated Scandinavian Serving Tray in Brass, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A circular brass tray that has developed rainbow patina to its edge over the years. It was made during the 1960s by Cawa in Denmark in a style reminiscent of Josef Frank. It is suita...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

1970s Brass Decanter with Wooden Stopper by Pierre Forsell for Skultuna
Located in Ystad, SE
A sculptural and elegant brass decanter with a wooden stopper by Swedish designer Pierre Forsell. Forsell worked for Skultuna, a Swedish manufacturer of brass, between 1955 and 1986....
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

1960s Brass Gold-Plated Tumblers by Pierre Forsell for Skultuna, Set of 4
Located in Ystad, SE
A set of four elegant brass gold-plated tumblers by Swedish designer Pierre Forsell. Forsell worked for Skultuna, a Swedish manufacturer of brass, between 1955 and 1986. These tumble...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Size Teak Ice Bucket
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Size Solid Teak Ice Bucket with Plastic Liner. Harder to find Large Example. Stamped bottom showing Denmark edition. and Quistgaard.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Jens Quistgaard JHQ for Dansk Teak Tray, Denmark
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury 1960s Danish teak tray designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk. Excellent Condition Domestic Shipping is Complimentary Free for this Item
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Pierre Forsell Decanter Produced by Skultuna in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Decanter designed by Pierre Forsell. Produced by Skultuna in Sweden.
Category

1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

1960s Orrefors Sweden Karolina Glass Stems, Set of 8
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s Orrefors Sweden set of 8 glass stems in the Karolina pattern. Beautiful crystal glass that has been handblown. Marked underneath.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Holmegaard Ice Bucket, Glass & Cane, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Holmegaard ice bucket in glass with cane handle. Made by Holmegaard in the 1960s.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Cane, Glass

Arne Jacobsen for Stelton Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Shaker and Stir Spoon
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Arne Jacobsen for Stelton, circa 1967, made in Denmark. The Cylinda Line was awarded the ID-prize in 1967 by The Danish Society of Industrial Design and the International Design Awar...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Aluminum

Anton Michelson Scandinavian Sterling Silver Enamel Spoons Denmark, Set of 6
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of six (6) Scandinavian Modern Danish Modern sterling silver, gold vermeil and enamel spoons by designer Anton Michelsen, circa early-20th century, Denmark. These bea...
Category

Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Tinka Decanter Set with Five Glasses by A. D. Copier for Royal Leerdam Holland
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome clear crystal Tinka decanter set with decanter and five glasses designed by A. D. Copier for Royal Leerdam Holland. The decanter and five glasses are all in fabulous vintage...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

Teak Ice Bucket by ESB Denmark
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage Scandinavian ice bucket with removable plastic insert and lid. Expertly crafted in a patchwork of end-grain teak. Manufacturer: ESB Year: 1960s Origin: Denmark S...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Teak 12 Bottle Wine Rack or Holder by Nissen Langaa
Located in San Diego, CA
Versatile solid birch 12 bottle wine rack by Nissen Langaa, circa 1980s with nine bottles on the bottom and three on top perfect for a small place.
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20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Birch

Tapio Wirkkala, Set of Silver Pitchers and Cups, 18 Pieces, Finland 1970s
Located in Houston, TX
Tapio Wirkkala. Set of silver pitchers and cups, 18 pieces. Kultakeskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland. Marked with makers mark, Finnish assay mark, 925H, Hämeenlinna town mark, ye...
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1970s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage Teak Danish Jens H. Quistgaard Wine Bottle Holder for Dansk
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern wine bottle holder designed by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk, Denmark. This unique piece is made of solid teak with dowel joint inlays. Equipped with a carrying han...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak & Brass Lidded Ice Bucket Plastic Insulation 1970
Located in Miami, FL
Danish modern two-tone teak lidded ice bucket with Brass Knob. The interior is lined with white plastic.  
Category

Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Plastic, Teak

Lot of Red Art Glass of Nine Drink Glasses, Vodka, Liqueur Glasses and Decanter
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lot of red art glass, nine drinking glasses, vodka, liqueur glasses and a decanter. Monica Bratt for Reijmyre, Swedish design, 1960s. Glass measuring 7-9 cm. Decanter measures 27.5...
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

1960s Jens Quistgaard Danish Rosewood Ice Bucket by Wenge
Located in Knebel, DK
Jens Quistgaard wenge rare ice bucket in conical form, flared at the base, with integrated handle and carved lid. Branded mark on base “wenge/Dansk Designs/Denmark/JHQ/llsort". ...
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15th Century and Earlier Danish Antique Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Rosewood

Midcentury Frosted Glassware Cups Tapio Wirkkala Ultima Thule Mugs IITTALA
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Vintage Scandinavian frosted glass cups, mugs with sassy handle done in frosted ice glass, style design of Tapio Wirkkala for IITTALA. Ultima Thule, Finland. No la...
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1980s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Scandinavian Modern Teak ‘Congo’ Ice Bucket by Jens Quistgaard
Located in London, GB
A fine example of a Scandinavian Modern teak ice bucket designed by Jens Quistgaard, a master of the sculptural paired back and simplistic form. This teak ice bucket has had its wood...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

Torun Bülow-Hübe necklace by Georg Jensen in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare necklace designed by Torun Bülow-Hübe. Produced by Georg Jensen in Denmark.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Rock Crystal, Sterling Silver

Set of Eight Scandinavian Modern Smoked Grey Cocktail Glasses, c. 1960's
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage 1960's whiskey rock glasses with streamline design. The barware glasses are handblown with slightly tapered forms in translucent smoked grey glass. This Mid-Century Modern se...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

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