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1950s Blue Stoneware Figure by Helge Christoffersen for Royal Copenhagen

$8,042.19

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Amazing stoneware figure by Danish artist Helge Christoffersen of a young girl reading a book. The figure is a unique work of art made at Royal Copenhagen in the early 1950s by the artist himself. It is made from stoneware and features the most amazing blue alkaline glaze. Incised "HC" monogram, three waves.

Details

  • Creator
    Helge Christoffersen (Artist),Royal Copenhagen (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.3 in. (16 cm)Width: 13 in. (33 cm)Depth: 4.73 in. (12 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Great condition. No chips, breaks, cracks or repairs.
  • Seller Location
    Odense, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3793121943232

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Ullerslev, Denmark
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Royal Copenhagen (Workshop_studio)

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.

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