P. Ipsens Enke Art Pottery Sculpture Of A Baby


  • P. Ipsens Enke
  • Art Deco
  • Terracotta
  • 1920

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This is a very charming terracotta sculpture by the Danish studio pottery P. Ipsens Enke. This art deco piece dates from 1920 and has a lovely pencil discription in Danish on the base gifting the fiqurine to Julien 1921 from grandpapa Valter. This particular model is rare and larger than most Ipsens pieces from the childhood series. The expression on this little boy’s face is of sheer determination, he will pull that sock off! This piece is in excellent condition no chips or cracks. The Ipsens Enke factory was founded on April 15, 1843, by former porcelain knight at the Royal Porcelain Factory, Peter Ipsen (1815-1860), who built a factory in Utterslev, now Frederikssundsvej. In 1903 a new technique, “black burning” of terracotta was introduced. Ipsens Enke acquired 56 awards over the years, and pieces are held in the collections of : Neue Pinakothek in Munich, National Museum of Stockholm, Los Angeles Museum in California, Cleveland and Brooklyn Museums, Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, National Museum of Finland Helsinki, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Arts Industry Museum in Copenhagen, the Les Amis des Musees de la Ville de Mons, Brussels , the National Arts Club in New York and Latvia’s National History Museum in Riga. In 1917, after Bertel Ipsen’s death, the factory was taken over by Stender publisher. The factory closed in 1955 . In the first half of the 1900s, renowned Danish designers worked for the company, starting with Thorvald Bindesbøll and continuing with Christian Joachim and Georg Jensen t and ending with Axel Salto . Dimensions Height = 18 cm (7″) Width = 21 cm (8″) Depth = 11 cm (5″)

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Dimensions 18 × 21 × 11 cm