Set of 6 charming red & white Christmas “baby birds” by Ehrenreich for Hoptimist Denmark, 1960s. In their original box.
CHRISTMAS BIRDIES – set of six red & white Christmas “baby birdies”, designed by Hans Gustav Ehrenreich in the late 1960s and produced by Hoptimist, Denmark. Charming set of birds in their original box – RARE find!
A set of six birds, cast in plastic, complete with movable wings and cute little faces. The set features three red birds and three white birds, each with a small silk tread – ready for use.
It was in the late 1960s, that Danish furniture maker Hans Gustav Ehrenreich created the first prototypes for the Hoptimist; Birdie, Bimble and Bumble. He had already tinkered with many different materials and designs in his workshop at his house. By 1968 Ehrenreich began producing mobiles; Birdies. Later, he introduced Bimble and Bumble as well as Kvak, the frog.
Ehrenreich participated in several international craft exhibitions, receiving honors both at home in Denmark and abroad. The Hoptimists were produced until 1974. In 2009 the Hoptimists were re-launched by the Danish designer Lotte Steffensen and the Hoptimist company.
This is the vintage CHRISTMAS BIRDIES, which has not been re-launched. All birds are in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of usage and age – and they feature the original box. All hallmarked Ehrenreich Denmark. Please see the photos!
Spread some Christmas cheer with this set of six CHRISTMAS BIRDIES – hang them on your Christmas tree, in the window or use as table decorations. They are equally suitable as a fabulous Christmas gift for someone special.
Cleaned, tray treated (teak oil), and packed in protective bag.
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- Height: 4.5 cm | 1.8 inches
- Width: 11.5 cm | 4.5 inches
- Depth: 8.5 cm | 3.3 inches
- Red, White
- Design year
- Hans Gustav Ehrenreich
- Condition – Few superficial marks (ie. scratches, dents, marks, chips, cracks or the likes). Very few signs of age and usage.
Minimal signs of usage and age. In their original box. Please see the photos!
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