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Set of 6 Midcentury Danish Glass Candle Holders ("Det Levende Lys") by ASP Holmblad--New-In-Box--Danish Typography--Simple, Yet Striking

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It's easy to understand why midcentury Scandinavian items are so collectible these days -- and this set of six petite, new-in-the-box Danish glass candle holders are a great example. Their design is straightforward and useful, but also strikingly elegant.

These six candle holders from Denmark -- the perfect size to hold angel-chime candles (as shown) -- are new in the original box, which reads "ASP Holmblad" and "Det Levende Lys." (Translation: "The candle") The typography is decidedly vintage and accompanied by some lit-candle graphics.

Each candle holder measures 2-3/8" in diameter and accommodates a 1/2" -diameter candle. Pristine condition, with no cracks or chips.


Based on my research -- and thanks to Google Translate! -- I know this company had a retail store in Copenhagen, which closed its doors in 1972. It was regarded as "probably the only shop in the world which sells only light."

ASP-Holmblad still exists as an online retailer, but its packaging is far more modern and contemporary now than the blue box containing these taper holders. Also, when I did a search for "ASP Holmblad" here on Etsy, it looks like the other few items are in packaging that includes both Danish and English words -- so, they were probably imported pieces.

This set's box is all-Danish. That -- plus the price stamp on the base that reads "D25¢" -- leads me to believe these were probably purchased in that retail store in Copenhagen, or (at the very least) in Denmark itself.


NOTE to collectors of mid century Scandinavian decor/housewares: The estate sale deities have been *very* good to me lately when it comes to MCM Scandinavian items. Check out my store for these other swanky pieces:

-- Pristine Mid Century Upsala-Ekeby/Gefle (Sweden) "Zebra" Cup-and-Saucer--Eugen Trost Design -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/105753498/rare-pristine-mid-century-upsala

-- Set of 4 Rare Sigvard Bernadotte Porcelain Demitasse Cups & Saucers--Made by Johann Haviland/Bavaria--Designed by Swedish Royalty -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/105810268/set-of-4-rare-pristine-sigvard

-- Pristine Mid Century Crystal Owl by Reijmyre (Sweden) -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/105280939/pristine-rare-mid-century-crystal-owl-by

-- Large 1960s Snow-White Ceramic Pitcher by Arabia Finland--Kaj Franck Design -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/105041948/large-1960s-snow-white-ceramic-pitcher

-- Set of 6 1960s Tapio Wirkkala Cups & Saucers--Made by Rosenthal/Thomas Germany -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/105039313/set-of-6-1960s-tapio-wirkkala-cups

Set of 6 Midcentury Danish Glass Candle Holders ("Det Levende Lys") by ASP Holmblad--New-In-Box--Danish Typography--Simple, Yet Striking


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: glass, cardboard
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