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1954

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2002

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2017

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Fjord Place Setting, designed 1954

This is a Place setting. It was designed by Jens H. Quistgaard and manufactured by Dansk International Designs, Ltd.. It is dated designed 1954 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is wood, stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Dansk International Designs, Ltd.. It is credited Gift of Dansk Designs, Ltd..

Its dimensions are

(a) cm: L: 21.2 x W: 2.5 x D: 1.5 (b) cm: L: 18.4 x W: 3.2 x D: 2.4 (c) cm: L: 18 x W: 4.1 x D: 2.5 (d) cm: L: 16.4 x W: 2.8 x D: 2.1 (e) cm: L: 16.7 x W: 3.3 x D: 2

It has the following markings

On blade (a): a duck above three ducklings, above "DANSK DESIGNS GERMANY IHQ". On reverse of tines (b,d): "DANSK DESIGNS GERMANY IHQ". On reverse of bowl (c,e): "DANSK DESIGNS GERMANY IHQ".

Cite this object as

Fjord Place Setting, designed 1954; Designed by Jens H. Quistgaard (Danish, 1919 - 2008); Germany; wood, stainless steel; (a) cm: L: 21.2 x W: 2.5 x D: 1.5 (b) cm: L: 18.4 x W: 3.2 x D: 2.4 (c) cm: L: 18 x W: 4.1 x D: 2.5 (d) cm: L: 16.4 x W: 2.8 x D: 2.1 (e) cm: L: 16.7 x W: 3.3 x D: 2; Gift of Dansk Designs, Ltd.; 1975-57-1-a/e

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