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 Grøndahl, 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.