Lily Candlestick Silver

Ivar Alenius Björk - 1939
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Ivar Alenius Björk was born in Sweden in 1905 and died there in 1978. He worked as a sculptor, mostly known for bust portraits. His public ornaments can be seen in Trelleborg, Simirshamn, Ängelholm and Lund. He has also designed a series of brass candlesticks for a no longer active company called Ystad-Metall.

Ystad-Metall produced a large number of classic design items in the 1920s-1960s. The Lily Candlestick was one of these products, it was originally designed in 1945 for the art exhibition in Göteborg where Ivar Alenius Björk presented his work and it has become a design classic that features in many international design magazines to this day. Skultuna has now agreed with the relatives of Ivar Alenius Björk in order to take up the production of the Lily candlestick again.

Skultuna is a Swedish company founded in 1607 at the bequest of King Karl IX. When the king wanted to implement his long held plans for a Swedish brass industry, the choice fell on the town of Skultuna, where the Svartån brook provided sufficient water power. Charcoal was available here as well and the copper mine at Falun was also close by. Today, over four centuries later, the company still resides in the very same place in Skultuna.

The first master braziers were called in from brass foundries in Germany and the Netherlands. They brought the technique to make large brass objects like chandeliers.

In the 15th and 16th century, the design work was part of the craftsmanship. At the end of 17th century, processes and work methods were standardized. This was the foundation for  what we call industrial design today.

Nowadays, Skultuna works with renowned designers like Richard Hutten, Folkform, Luca Nichetto and Claesson Koivisto Rune. The production in the factory in Skultuna continues in an unbroken line since 1607 and every year about five hundred chandeliers are built, a couple of thousand candlesticks are mounted and polished and thousands of cuff links are shipped around the world.

For over 400 years Skultuna has produced brass and sterling silver objects of the highest quality for both everyday use and for special occasions. Always with that same sense of quality, function and design, Skultuna today creates tomorrow’s antiques.


High polished silver plated brass


Width 21cm, height 12,5cm
Remark: price is for one single piece (not for a pair)

Made in Sweden


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