1955 Annual Figur — King Frederik VII 1850

The Soci­ety’s tra­di­tion of pro­duc­ing an annu­al fig­ure, usu­al­ly on spe­cial occa­sions, dates back to 1955, when the Soci­ety cast the first annu­al fig­ure on the occa­sion of the Soci­ety’s 10-year anniversary.

This first fig­ure is not, as sub­se­quent fig­ures, cre­at­ed from the bot­tom but is mold­ed in an already exist­ing mold. This does not, how­ev­er, make this fig­ure less spe­cial than the oth­er of the Soci­ety’s annu­al fig­ures for the shape of the fig­ure are made by none oth­er than Roy­al Copen­hagen. Hof kan­destöber Hans Chris­tensen Høy and the mold were already almost 100 years old in 1955.
The fig­ure is not round mass as the fig­ure on the pic­ture above but a flat tin fig­ure, but unfor­tu­nate­ly it has not been pos­si­ble to locate a pic­ture of the fin­ished figure.

The beau­ti­ful and inter­est­ing fig­ure that all par­tic­i­pants in the anniver­sary cel­e­bra­tion was giv­en rep­re­sent­ed King Fred­erik VII  in Hest­gar­den’s gen­er­al uniform.
In the fig­ure he wears the char­ac­ter­is­tic alu­minum lion helmet, which he also wears on the eques­tri­an stat­ue in front of Chris­tians­borg Cas­tle. He did not receive this total­ly un-Dan­ish head­gear until after 1850, so the fig­ure must be from after this time.

 

The shape of the fig­ure is per­haps the first Dan­ish com­mer­cial­ly pro­duced por­trait fig­ure and the form still exists today and can be seen at the Tech­ni­cal Muse­um of Denmark.