A fine Royal Copenhagen figurine, this is "The Sandman", the mythical character who brings sleeps to people. This representation is based on the fairy tales of Hans Christen Andersen. In Andersen's telling, the Sandman has two umbrellas. One, which is brightly decorated, he puts up over good children to bring them happy dreams, The other is blank, and is used on naughty children, giving them no dreams at all.
This figurine was modeled by Christen Thomsen and put into production some time before 1910. It shows the Sandman as a young boy in a conical cap, standing on a footstool. He is preparing to opening the lighter, brighter umbrella, while the blank, black umbrella remains tucked under his arm.
It is 6.75" by 2.875" by 2.375" at the base.
Condition: as new, no wear or damage.
Marked on the bottom with the usual Royal Copenhagen marks. There is a line under the G in "Copenhagen", dating this figure to 1969-1974. This is RC number 1129.
Item ID: 2056