After reading John’s review of Danish Pepper, my mom got to thinking about her old Dansk teak peppermill. She bought it from a Dansk outlet store in the early 1970s, which means this particular mill is probably from the late 1960s. My mom has toted this mill around for over 30 years, which is a testament to it’s quality and design. She ended up finding it in the back of her cupboard, unused for over 10 years.
All of the Dansk peppermills are made by Jens Quistgaard (with a few exceptions) and based on the mechanism at the bottom, we found out it’s the third generation of design–the last of the Peugeot mechanisms–thanks to the Danish Pepper “Identifying Vintage” breakdown. For all of you who’d like to do some mom’s cupboard hunting of your own, if you happen on a teak peppermill, check for markings on the bottom. They should read something along the lines of: Dansk Designs Ltd./Denmark/ IHQ/ The Dansk Ducks logo (thanks mom for the suggestion!)