Posted 2 years ago
I love the Royal Copenhagen faun series, and buy them whenever they are affordable (which is really rarely).
But I was willing to break the piggy bank for a faun on a tortoise (pic.1), designed by Christian Thomsen because of its uncanny similarity to Francis Xavier Leyendecker's portrayal of "Sloth" in a Collier's 1910 cover (pic. 2)
So, I went researching. The original RC designs predates the Leyendecker by three years, having appeared in 1907!
Picture 3 shows the markings on the turtle, which was re-issued in 1958.