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 pole 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 (1860-1921) who worked for Royal Copenhagen Company from 1898-1921. 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 Copenhagen there is a bar above the H indicating a manufacturing date of 1945 and the "Chr Tn" incised on the back of the base. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. A wonderful Danish figure