The Royal Copenhagen Manufactory was established in Denmark in about 1775 by Frantz Henrich Muller. When bankruptcy threatened in 1779, the Crown took charge. Fine dinnerware and objects of art have been produced since that time.
This charming figure has several interpretations, a boy whittling a fishing or a young lad whittling a stick to help control his goats with a pair of tethers at his side. The figurine was first molded in 1908 by sculpture Christian Thomsen. The figure measures 7 1/4" in height and sits on a base approximately 3 1/4" by 2 3/4" in size. Finished in the company's signature shades of gray, blue and flesh tones. Stamped on the base with the company logo, three wavy lines, pattern #905 and the decorators initials. In the word Denmark there is a bar below the D indicating a manufacturing date of 1955. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. A wonderful Danish figure.
Royal Copenhagen "The Whittler" or "Shepherd Boy" Figurine #905