These elegant works of Scandinavian mid-century Modern design are by Swedish designer Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall. Ystad Metall was founded in Sweden in 1833 and came to produce some of the most notable designs in bronze and brass home accessories of the twentieth century.
This set of three candleholders comprises of two with a single stylised floral bobeches (glass collars) with brass leaf accented stems and one with a double bobeche. The candleholders each take a taper candle measuring c. 12 mm / 1.2 cm / 0.5".
Excellent. There are no chips, scratches or cracks to the glass, only mild surface wear and the brass also has mild age wear that is commensurable with age. Age wear can be polished if preferred or kept for vintage charm. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the single-bobeche candleholders are marked with 'Ystad-Metall MADE IN SWEDEN' and company logo. The underside of the dual-headed candleholder bears a layer of green felting.
- Single Bobeche Candleholder, height: c. 3.5" / 9 cm (from rim of tallest bobeche to base) x c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm diameter (across bobeche widest point). Brass stand diameter: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm
- Double Bobeche Candleholder, height: c. 4.3" / 11 cm (from rim of tallest bobeche to base) x c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm diameter (across widest points). Brass stand diameter: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm.
Unpackaged weight [Full Set]: c. 0.5 kg / 543g
Set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Ystad Metall was originally founded in Sweden in 1833, however, it was during the decades before and after World War II that some of their most iconic designs were developed. In the late 1930’s, Ivar Ålenius-Björk (b. 1905 - d. 1978) designed what would become the company’s most iconic and timeless product, the “Liljan” candlestick, for the 1939 World’s Fair
Gunnar Ander (1908 - 1976) was a Swedish designer and architect. Ander's was hired by Erik Hovhammar from Lindshammars Glassworks to develop a new design profile to differentiate them from the competition. He worked alongside with Ystad Metall, where he designed wrought iron and other art objects. Ander's candelabras from the fifties elegantly captures the spirit of that time. He continued his work at Lindshammars and Ystad Metall (later Scandia Present AB ) until his death in 1976.