Rarely does the full set find its way to the secondary marketplace because they have always been and continue to be very coveted by those families who collected them. So fortunately we were able to acquire the set and now can offer it to you!
Originally, the series was designed by Carl Martin-Hansen and was given as a present from the women of Denmark to King Christian the X and to Queen Alexandrine on their silver wedding anniversary in 1923. Of course, these are no longer manufactured.
The series features children of the territories of Denmark under which King Christian the X ruled. These territories included , The Faroe Islands, Greenland, Slesvig, Fano Island and Iceland which are or still are in union with Denmark. The costumes are true renditions of Danish regional costumes which were worn in each Danish province at the time that this series of figurines were created in 1923. The polychrome hand painted finishes are gem-like and remarkable. The figures range in height from approx. 3 1/2" to 5 1/2". Each figure holds or wears a garland of flowers.
Condition is unbelievable! Near mint. Only one figure has one flower with some petal loss, otherwise all are intact! (closeup of this petal loss is available upon request).
Sold individually, each figure typically fetches $595-795.00. In today's market and due the rarity of this offering we are going to do our best to keep the set together. Of course, a group like this should fetch a premium and our pricing reflects that expectation. We are, however, offering a 'Make an Offer' option and will consider any and all reasonable offers in order to keep the group together. Please note that due to the inability to adequately insure this group, we will not be able to ship Internationally. Within the United States the package will be fully insured and shipped via Registered Mail services.
The series starts with number 12412 and runs up to 12421. The names of the figures are written in Danish on the base but translate to such places as Greenland, Slesvig, Jutland, etc.
Please note how gorgeous the colors are. Some of the figures look as good or better from the back because of the detailed painting of the clothing. For example, see the last photo where there are two views of the same figure to show the pierced lace rim of her headdress and the bright gold band around it. We are only able to add 9 photographs so if you need to see different views, please do not hesitate to ask for additional photos.
60 day layaway is available for this item. No International shipping available for this group.
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