Walking Panda

£545.00

An extremely rare Royal Copenhagen Panda bear walking

Model # 5298

Modelled by William Timyn

Marked and dated to base 1942

Stands 13 cm high x 23 cm

First Quality

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the porcelain

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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.

William Timym, MBE (1901–1990)

Timym was Austrian, grew up in Vienna and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He moved to England in 1938 because of the Nazi occupation of Austria and during the Second World War produced a number of works for the Ministry of Information. He became a naturalised British citizen in April 1949.

He was a cartoonist and bronze sculptor creating many realistic wildlife sculptures. These include a statue of Blue Peter’s dog Petra, a lion bust at Gloucester’s Nature in Art museum, a life size Sumatran white rhino at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury and a 15 ft elephant fountain at Saint Louis Zoo.

Royal Copenhagen have made several of his animal sculptures into fine porcelain models.

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