Girl with the Golden Horn

£445.00

Royal Copenhagen porcelain figurine of the Girl with  the Golden Horn; a hand painted and gilded figure sitting on a dark wood plinth.

Inscription on base:
The Golden Horn was found by Kristine Svendsdatter in the year 1639 at Gallehus.

The Golden Horns of Gallehus were two horns made of sheet gold , discovered in Gallehus, north of Møgeltønder in South Jutland , Denmark. The horns date to the early 5th century, the beginning of the Germanic Iron Age .

Model # 12242

Modelled by Holger Christensen

Marked and dated to base 1943

First Quality

Measures 22 cm high

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the porcelain or gilding, checked with UV light.

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Description

About Royal Copenhagen (Manufacturer)

Producers of the finest in Danish porcelain, Royal Copenhagen is a company steeped in tradition. Its celebrated blue-and-white china patterns as well as its famed hallmark depicting the royal crown and three waves—symbolizing the monarch who founded the company and the three major waterways of Denmark—are emblems of master craftsmanship.

     Royal Copenhagen was founded in 1775 by Queen Juliane Marie. Years earlier, after the death of her husband, King Frederick V, Juliane’s stepson ascended the throne. Shortly into his reign, he went insane, and the Queen became the head of Denmark and its small empire. She sought to improve Denmark’s economy and founded factories around the country to promote domestic growth and international trade. Royal Copenhagen was one of the first of these. Royal Copenhagen first made dinnerware and vases with blue-and-white motifs inspired by Chinese porcelain, then the rage in aristocratic Europe. Many of these designs are still made today.

     Apart from its classic patterns, Royal Copenhagen has adapted to the changing styles of time and appeals to many different tastes. Their prolific body of work includes Rococo-style porcelain statues that incorporate stylistic floral patterns in an Art Nouveau style, as well as modern vases by such noted 20th century Danish ceramists as Axel Salto. Whether used for special occasions or displayed as part of a design collection, Royal Copenhagen pieces represent a legacy of the highest quality.

Holger Christensen 1890-1966

Leo Emanuel Holger Christensen was a Danish sculptor and designer at the Royal Copenhagen factory 1910-1960. He designed many famous figurines for the factory including the oversized figures of Henrik and Else, Agnete and the merman, Knight and maid etc.

 

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