About the design
Hippopotamus figurine, no. 20239, is designed by Knud Kyhn in September 1930 and produced by Royal Copenhagen.
A stoneware figurine, molded as a roaring hippo with a wide span of colored glazed – from light green, almost sand to dark brown. This hippo is hallmarked on the bottom with a green Denmark stamp (Royal Copenhagen stamp used on figurines), three blue waves, number and the signature KK for Knud Kyhn.
Knud Kyhn have designed a large number of stoneware figurine, featuring animal – among his most famous is the chocolate brown glazed Bear Cubs and the greenish glazed animals.
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Meet the Designer
Simon P Henningsen was a Danish architect and designer. He was the son of Poul Henningsen’s first marriage. He studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, in 1944, but never graduated. In 1940, Simon P Henningsen was employed at Ole …
Originally produced by
ABO Randers A/S was a small lighting company, situated in Aalestrup, near Randers, in Jutland. It was founded in the late 1960s, and mainly based on one product idea – the successful Ball magnet wall lamp, originally designed by Benny Frandsen. The gen …