Founded in 1775 by Frantz Heinrich Muller (1738-1820), the Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory, later became Royal Copenhagen. For over two centuries, Royal Copenhagen has supplied homes in Denmark and Internationally with art and design of the highest quality.
This fantastic large figurine of a Girl With Goats is pattern #694. It portrays the girl leading her two goats to a convenient spot to tether them so they can be milked. She holds the lines and stakes with her left hand while carrying her sledge hammer in her right, resting it on her shoulder. One goat is snow-white with light gray horns, while the other is while with medium brown spots and horns. The girl is clad in a long blue-gray skirt, medium brown long sleeve blouse and shoes and long white apron and bonnet. The figurine measures 9" in height and rests on a oval base, representing a grassy patch, measuring 7 1/2" in length and 4 3/4" in width. Stamped in green with the Crown & "Royal Copenhagen Denmark" over three cobalt blue wavy lines and the initials of the decorator. Both letters 'de' in Denmark have blue spots beneath (one in error), which indicates the piece was made in either 1955 or 1956, There are no cracks, chips or repairs; mint condition and scarce.
The piece was originally sculptured in 1905 by Christian Thomsen (1860-1921), who was employed by the Royal Copenhagen Company from 1898 until his death in 1921. He modeled over 100 figurines in addition to numerous vases and over 36 Christmas and Commemorative Plaques during his career with Royal Copenhagen.