Royal Copenhagen porcelain figurines of fauns
Royal Copenhagen has made many figurines of fauns or satyrs. A Royal Copenhagen porcelain faun is characterized by being a mix between a human and an animal with a great understanding of animal behaviour. Upper body is a human, while the lower body and legs are hairy like a goat's and it has hooves instead of feet. Its ears are larger than that of a human. A Royal Copenhagen porcelain faun is also called Royal Copenhagen porcelain pans or trolls.
The mythological faun or satyr is known to be mischievous and unpredictable nature dwelvers often associated with flutes and animals. Also the faun is associated with the Greek god Pan and the Roman Faunus, who is the god of the wild, flocks and shepherds. The faun can either be helpful or hostile to humans depending on the setting. They are often set in lonely and remote places, where you might fear to tread. The faun might be a good choice for the solitary nature lover as the faun figurine matches that well. But they are also wonderfully quaint in their own right as a decoration for your shelf, where it can look mischievously out on the room and the people in it. It is also a perfect match for the uncontrollable free spirit, who is always on the move and travelling in far away places to the sound of pan flutes. If you have a free spirited friend or loved one the faun figurine might be a perfect gift. For the person who likes animal a faun together with a goat, bear, bird or frog might be a possible present.
Faun figurines are very popular collectibles and there are many collectors in Denmark and abroad. Some of the figurines have been produced more than others, so they are more common, but typically there have not been made many of each Royal Copenhagen faun figurine and with the great collector's interest, the porcelain figurines of fauns can be difficult to find and they are quickly sold.
The faun is often seen in the company of animals, for example faun with parrot, faun with goat, faun with rabbit, faun with bear, faun with crow, faun with owl and faun with frog. Royal Copenhagen has also made some figurines of the faun seated on a pedestal, while the faun plays on the flute and thus attracts the animals.
In some cases we see Royal Copenhagen faun alone, either playing on flute or a slightly different version of the faun with grapes.