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Royal Copenhagen
'Snake and Frog' Inkwell

Royal Copenhagen  'Snake and Frog' Inkwell 1
Royal Copenhagen  'Snake and Frog' Inkwell 1
Height: 3 inches
Length: 10 3/4 inches
Width: 7 1/4 inches
Danish, circa 1896

An unusual porcelain inkwell from the Art Nouveau period designed by head of the modeling department Erik Nielsen for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory (known as Royal Copenhagen) in 1896. Nielsen was known for the decorative porcelain objects he produced for the firm, often with whimsical scenes of small animals. The rectangular pen tray, with oval depression and underglaze decoration of pastel maple leaves, is bordered on the back left side by a sinuous snake who is constricting a frog. The removable upper-body of the frog forms the lid of an inset inkwell. This piece is signed with firm's mark, model number and decorator's number both on the underside of the pen tray and on the interior rim of the frog.
Royal Copenhagen  'Snake and Frog' Inkwell 2
Royal Copenhagen  'Snake and Frog' Inkwell 2
Height: 3 inches
Length: 10 3/4 inches
Width: 7 1/4 inches
Danish, circa 1896

An unusual porcelain inkwell from the Art Nouveau period designed by head of the modeling department Erik Nielsen for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory (known as Royal Copenhagen) in 1896. Nielsen was known for the decorative porcelain objects he produced for the firm, often with whimsical scenes of small animals. The rectangular pen tray, with oval depression and underglaze decoration of pastel maple leaves, is bordered on the back left side by a sinuous snake who is constricting a frog. The removable upper-body of the frog forms the lid of an inset inkwell. This piece is signed with firm's mark, model number and decorator's number both on the underside of the pen tray and on the interior rim of the frog.
Royal Copenhagen  'Snake and Frog' Inkwell 3
Royal Copenhagen  'Snake and Frog' Inkwell 3
Height: 3 inches
Length: 10 3/4 inches
Width: 7 1/4 inches
Danish, circa 1896

An unusual porcelain inkwell from the Art Nouveau period designed by head of the modeling department Erik Nielsen for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory (known as Royal Copenhagen) in 1896. Nielsen was known for the decorative porcelain objects he produced for the firm, often with whimsical scenes of small animals. The rectangular pen tray, with oval depression and underglaze decoration of pastel maple leaves, is bordered on the back left side by a sinuous snake who is constricting a frog. The removable upper-body of the frog forms the lid of an inset inkwell. This piece is signed with firm's mark, model number and decorator's number both on the underside of the pen tray and on the interior rim of the frog.




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