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Guardsmen

By Kay Bojesen

£75.00

  • Description

    The Royal guardsmen have watched over the Denmark since 1658 with bearskin, red gala uniform and a cross on their fronts. Since Kay Bojesen drew his guards in 1942 - during the German occupation of Denmark - they have been present, on ordinary days and at parties, and also businesses when the Danes show their colours. On the Royal Guardsmen's 350 Anniversary in 2008 the Danish Royal Family attend the celebrations.

    The guards, made of beech wood, are hand painted and the sentry box formed packaging, which received the Formland Prize in 1992, wears the monogram with the approval of her majesty, Queen Margrethe of Denmark

  • Technical Info

    Size: H:22cm
    Hand painted Soldier in beech wood packaged in sentry box.

  • Designer
    Kay Bojesen

    Kay Bojesen (1886-1958) was an apprentice of Georg Jensen, training as a silversmith from 1906. After a few years in Germany and France, he began working as a silversmith in Copenhagen. Happily, Kay Bojesen was far too curious to restrict himself to the work of refining metals, and in the 1920s he began experimenting with other materials. In the course of his exploration, he discovered wood as a material with very special possibilities for industrial treatment and styling. This discovery led to the classic guardsmen and a whole zoological garden taking shape between his hands. The stainless steel edition of a silver cutlery series from 1938 was awarded the Grand Prix at the Biennale exhibition in Milan in 1951, and came to be known as Grand Prix flatware. In 1952 Kay Bojesen became Silversmith by Appointment to H.M. the King of Denmark. In 1990, Rosendahl obtained the rights to Kay Bojesen's products.

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    • Private with gun
    • Standard bearer

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£75.00
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