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 darling figurine of a 'Deer Faun' is pattern #2648. It portrays a young faun lying down with its' head slightly tilted and leaning forward. The color is a pleasing medium gray with white under-belly, neck and head markings. Two new horns are protruding from his head. The faun measures 3 1/2" in height, 4 1/4" in length and 2 1/2" in width. Stamped in green with the Crown & "Royal Copenhagen Denmark" over three cobalt blue wavy lines and the initials of the decorator. The letter 'n' in Copenhagen is underlined which indicates the piece was made from 1980-1984. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; mint condition and scarce.
This figurine was originally designed by Knud Kyhn (1880-1969) in 1925. He started working for Royal Copenhagen in 1903-1910 as a painter of objects designed by other artists. From 1911-1967 he was a top designer of animal figures. He modeled his animals in every thinkable way, from angry to shy, friendly to aggressive, standing to lying. He also worked for a short while with "Bing & Grondahl" (1908 - 1915 and 1933 - 1935), where he designed similar objects.