Dahl Jensen wares are the creme de la creme of the Danish porcelain figural manufacturers. Jensen was a formidable academically trained sculptor who lived from 1874-1960.
For about 10 years, he was a master modeler for the porcelain maker Bing & Grøndahl in Copenhagen and from 1917 to 1925 he was the artistic director of the porcelain factory Norden, also Copenhagen.
Over time, he became increasingly famous for his work in porcelain, especially his animal figurines. He was the busiest animal sculptor and some of his art nouveau figures are still being produced by Royal Copenhagen. By 1925 he started his own company which was called the Dahl-Jensen Porcelainfabrik in Copenhagen. The company exported many pieces - espcially to the USA and Italy. After his death in 1960, his son, Georg Dahl-Jensen continued production until 1981. The company closed after its sale in 1984.
Dahl Jensen figures are much scarcer than either Royal Copenhagen or B&G. The glazes, often in rich jewel tones were in direct contrast to those produced by RC and B&G and were sought after by devoted followers of his work. This figurine is one very fine example of the best of Dahl Jensen.
When last produced, this 11 1/2" figure retailed (MSRP) for $1,450.00. In today's dollars it would have retailed considerably higher. Because we were able to acquire it at a fair price we are able to offer it here for much less. Enjoy!