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  • Royal Copenhagen, Denmark 19th Century
  • White biscuit porcelain
  • Width 26 cm, height 18,5 cm, depth 10,5 cm
  • Signed underside with the blue wave mark

In Greek mythology, Ganymede was carried up by Zeus, in the shape of an eagle, to the Olympus to be the gods’ taster. Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, a master of Neoclassical Age, carved the group in marble the first time in 1817, and then produced a few other marble copies. Because of the growing international fame of his work, shortly after his death in 1844 started a production of fine biscuit porcelain made by Antique Royal Copenhagen.


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