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Royal Copenhagen 12481 RC Dish - Mermaid 10 x 12 cm Blanc de Chine In mint and nice condition
Arno Malinowski (1899-1976)
Arno Malinowski was employed as a sculptor by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory between the years 1921 and 1935. Originally trained as an engraver, he continued his education at the School of Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen 1919-1922. Here, he showed an early aptitude for working in bronze and for the decorative arts.
While at the factory he developed a refined porcelain style of his own that bears witness to a sure sense for the material. He achieved a breakthrough with a series of works, amongst which was the Bali Dancer (Royal Copenhagen 12238 Bali Dancer 29 cm), at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1925, receiving distinction, and his figures were accepted as some of the best of the Danish porcelain arts in the 1920s. They are either completely undecorated or else he makes the contrast created by a Spartan use of brown and gold against undecorated surfaces.
After he left The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory in 1935, he showed equal sureness of ability in working in silver at Georg Jensen’s silversmithy and likewise in his work in bronze for Just Andersen. Malinowski worked at Georg Jensen from 1936-1865. Among his designs, he developed the iron and silver jewelry produced by Georg Jensen during the Second World War and the emblem Kongemaerket, designed on the occasion of the 70th birthday of His Majesty Christian X, which established his reputation as a medalist.