Dansk Designs Silver Tiger Paperweight Danish Swedish Retro Scandi Style Scandinavian Animal Lovers Gifts Present
Vintage Dansk Designs Tiger Paperweight Silver Plated.
Very good vintage condition with some minor signs of age as shown in the photos.
Approximately 6cm high and 9cm wide. Weighs 550g.
This tiger was part of a series of larger Dansk paperweights that have a two tone matt and gloss silver plated finish.
There last photo shows another tiger with one of the standard sized Dansk paperweights (available for separate purchase) for size comparison purposes only.
This cute paperweight is made of silver-plated zinc.
It was designed by award-winning Swedish silversmith, Gunnar Cyren, for Dansk Designs in the early 1970s and made in Japan in the 1970s/80s.
It has ‘Dansk Designs, Japan’ on its base plus 'EPZ', signifying its manufacturing technique of electro-plated zinc, a technology that the Japanese led the world in at the time.
As well as looking great, these paperweights are extremely tactile and have a real quality feel about them. They make a wonderful gifts.
Dansk Designs was started in the 1950s by an American who toured Europe seeking out talented designers to produce a range of homewares he could sell to the US market. The range was designed to showcase Scandinavian design to an international audience and due to their wonderful combination of form and function Dansk Design items have become highly collectible including in their ‘home country’ of Denmark.