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 wonderful Royal Copenhagen figurine of a howling/barking fox, circa 1940's, depicts a fox in a seated position with head raised and ears alert as he makes himself known to the surrounding countryside. The piece was designed by sculptor Erik Nielsen (1857-1947) who worked for Royal Copenhagen from 1887-1926. The figure was introduced around 1913. The piece measures 5 3/4" in height, 3" across the base and is stamped under-glaze with the three blue wavy line trademark and in green with a crown and "Denmark" with a mark under the D, which denotes 1942. It is also marked "1475" and "DH" which is the decorators initials. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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