Royal Copenhagen Christmas Figurine 2017
The 2017 Royal Copenhagen Christmas The 2017 Royal Copenhagen Christmas figurine, designed by Allan Therkelsen, has the title by the lakes.
The Christmas plate from Royal Copenhagen have been issued every year since 1908. The relief for the motif has been hand-cut by the most talented modeler based on the artist’s drawing, and the plate has been cut according to old, proud craftsmanship traditions.
The Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 2017 shows father and daughter who admires and feeds the swans in the old lake in Copenhagen named “Peblinge Lake”. Peblinge Lake is one of 3 connected lakes in Copenhagen and many people in the city enjoy walking or running around the lakes. The motif of the 2017 Christmas plate depicts father and daughter enjoying the fresh air
while mother is preparing the Christmas Eve dinner. In the background you see the Lake Pavilion, built for the capital’s Skating Association in 1894. Today it is a popular restaurant with a beautiful view to the Lake. The Royal Copenhagen Christmas series includes a Christmas figurine, a Christmas drop and a Christmas cup. All of them has an extract of the motif from the Christmas plate.
The Designer – Allan Therkelsen (born 1960) is one of the most productive sculptors at Royal Copenhagen. In recent years he has modelled several figurines such as the Lucky Frog collection, a puppy collection, various cats and recently new figurines in the popular Else series. The young ballerinas is the latest work of Allan Therkelsen for Royal Copenhagen.
The Brand – Royal Copenhagen, Founded by a Queen in 1775. Juliane Marie was known as a modern queen and a strong supporter of the country. It was the task of the reigning monarch to safeguard the country’s economic health with the development of domestic products and services. Her greatest legacy was founding the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory in 1775. In the 1700’s, it was good diplomatic practice amongst royalty and aristocracy to give fine porcelain as gifts. Following Danish defeat at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801, Lord Nelson bought Royal Copenhagen porcelain for his beloved Lady Hamilton. The Danes lost the battle. But a love of Danish porcelain was victorious.