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Monkey, figure group
(c. 1930)

Artist/s name
Medium
stoneware
Measurements
12.6 x 9.9 x 9.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Copenhagen, Denmark
Accession Number
1229-D4
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
About

Trained as a sculptor, Knud Khyn began working for Royal Copenhagen in 1903 and continued there until 1923, before returning in 1925. Like many other Danish ceramicists, he worked interchangeably with Bing and Gr√łndahl, the other leading Danish ceramic factory, for whom he first provided designs in 1913. In 1925, while employed by Royal Copenhagen, Khyn established his own successful studio and ran it for several years. He remained at Royal Copenhagen until his death in 1969. Throughout his career, Kyhn modelled a number of popular and successful animal figures that he produced in this particular solfatara stoneware glaze.

—text from Nordic Cool: Modernist Design (Feb 2015)