E DRAGSTED SILVER PLATE CANDELABRA (DANISH)
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A classic mid century Danish Modern candelabra from the workshop of Einar Dragsted. This 5 armed candelabra is made of brass with silver plate and is in very good vintage condition with the plating all intact. It is marked on the underside of the base "E. DRAGSTED SILVERPLATE ON BRASS, DENMARK. Dragsted used the E. DRAGSTED mark from 1948 to 1958.
EINAR ROED DRAGSTED (1887-1967) was an active silversmith and designer in Copenhagen Denmark from the 1920s until his death in 1967. He was one of a hundred "purveyors to the Danish Crown" (the equivalence of holding a Royal Warrant in the UK). His grandfather, Arent Dragsted (1821-1898), was himself a royal court jeweler & goldsmith having founded his original eponymous silverware factory in 1884. In 1923, Arendt Dragsted's factory workshop was separated under the company name E. Dragsted with Einar as sole proprietor. Although silverware was mainly produced, pewterware was a significant part of the production in the mid 1920s, and from 1935, the company also became known for its art-industrial bronze goods. Einar's designs were unique for the times in which they were produced, and he gained wide notoriety as a highly skilled silversmith. Today his tableware and jewelry are still admired by a wide range of collectors whose tastes range from Traditional to Art Deco to Danish Modern.
|Design Period||1950 to 1959|
|Production Period||1950 to 1959|
|Country of Manufacture||Denmark|
|Identifying Marks||This piece has an attribution mark|
|Style||Vintage, Mid-Century, Scandinavian Modern, Hand-Crafted, Minimalist, Modernist|
|Detailed Condition||Very Good — This vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use.|
|Restoration and Damage Details||Patina consistent with age and use|
|Materials||Brass, Silver Plating|