This offering is for an Antique Peter Ipsen figurine of a small child teaching a dog tricks. It is a fantastic piece. There is a small ding to the big toe, but it is not noticeable. There is also a chip on the corner. Still a wonderful piece for your collection.
Signed P. Ipsen, Eneret, 457 Kobenhavn. It measures 2 1/4" at the base 2 1/2" tall. Dates for this mark are 1871-1917.
Very hard to find.
Please look at the pictures.
This is a from a Maine Estate.
The factory was established in 1843 by potter Rasmus Peter Ipsen (1815-60) from Bornholm.
When he was 13 years old, Peter Ipsen was sent into service at a brickyard, where he, in his own words, was carrying 4000 bricks each and every day, which marked him for the rest of his life. Later he was apprenticed with a joiner where he worked from 5am to 10pm which was so bad for his constitution that he had to quit.
A school friend found a job for him as a trainee at The Royal Copenhagen. He soon became a masterly thrower with a great sense for the design and colors, and in 1843 (28 years old) he had his own pottery and married Lovise Christine Ipsen (1822-1905).