These are a rare highly collectible pair-of model L-40 candlestick holders, designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson and produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden during the 1960s. Brass bases with purple amethyst colored hand blown glass shades. Both brass base are signed with a paper label on the bottom reading. HANSAGNE JAKOBSSON A/B MARKARYD. Glass shades are in excellent condition no chips or cracks. Here is some history on HANS AGNE JAKOBSSON. Though lesser known today than many celebrated midcentury lighting designers like Jo Hammerborg and Verner Panton, Jakobsson created a range of pendants, floor lamps, wall lamps, and table lamps that showcase a penchant for diverse materials and forms, as well as a deep understanding of lighting effects. Jakobsson was born in Havdhem on the island of Gotland in Sweden in 1919. He first apprenticed as a carpenter and then continued his education in Gothenburg, graduating with a degree in architecture. In 1951, Jakobsson founded his eponymous furniture manufacturing company, Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden, which is sometimes referred to as AB Markaryd. Although Jakobsson designed and produced various types of furniture, his lighting received greater international attention. Experimenting with a wide range of materialsincluding brass, iron, glass, fabric, and wood shavingsJakobsson mastered both the direction and color of light. His designs are known for their hidden bulbs and streamlined ornamentation, which created diffused, muted lighting. Jakobssons career was prolific to say the least. His company produced over 2,000 separate lamps in fifty years. Jakobssons own body of work includes laminated pine pendant lamps, large bulbous glass chandeliers, all manner of muted lighting, and even Pop Art-inspired sconces. Examples include the outdoor light Tratten S2064 (1954), Estrella V258 Wall Lamp (1950s), Lamingo T325 Celling Light (1950s), his pinewood cylindrical B128 Table Lamp (1960s), BN26 Table Lamp (1960s), and Diana V155 Wall Light (1960). One of Jakobssons best known designsoften referred to as the Laminated Pine Pendantis believed to be the happy result of a temporary solution to a glaring light in Jakobssons Christmas display shop window in the mid-1950s. Jakobsson began producing this design from his own factory in the late 1950s and achieved international success. Around 1970, Jakobssons design for a very similar laminated pine lamp was picked up by IKEA. This model was not produced in Jakobssons factory but by his partner, Ellysett AB, who manufactured several of Jakobssons designs. In the 1970s, Jakobsson launched a collection by Swedish designer Torsten Orrling, which referenced Pop Art using sheets of brass, copper, aluminum, and the plastic-like astralite and which showed the influence of Verner Panton. This was one of only a few lines produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB that was not designed by the founder himself. The item “Pair Of Rare Hans Agne Jakobsson Mid Century Glass Candle Holder L40 Sweden 50s” is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1960s”. The seller is “worldin1″ and is located in Rochester, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Handmade: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Sweden
- Object Type: Candle holder