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Kay Bojesen Chimney Sweep Figure

£89.10 £99.00

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Kay Bojesen Chimney Sweep Figure

The chimney sweep stands tall and upright with his ladder and proudly wears his fine uniform with shiny buttons, white neck cloth and the iconic high hat. He is almost majestic, and HC Andersen writes precisely: “… The porcelain maker could just as well have made a prince out of him, because it was one.” In itself, the Chimney Sweeper is adventurous and elegant, and in the company of the Shepherdess, they become a couple as a symbol of love and togetherness. In the fairy tale about the Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweeper, the Ancient Chinese will force the Shepherdess to marry the Tree Devil. The couple fell in love to escape up the chimney and out into the big world, which, however, becomes a little too big for the Shepherdess. Therefore, they return, and fortunately, the situation has changed so that the Ancient Chinese can no longer decide the couple’s fate. Together they go through fire and water to get each other, and love eventually wins.

 Kay Bojesen and HC Andersen had a lot in common. Each of them was based on the strong narrative, and each one was ahead of their time. They created a new way of communicating and telling, and with their imaginative universes and original creativity, they were quickly loved by young and old – and still are. 

The chimney sweep is made of FSC-certified beech wood and is made of the high craftsmanship quality that characterizes the wooden figures from Kay Bojesen.

Material Painted beech

Width7 cm, Height20.5 cm, Depth4.5 cm