Kay Bojesen Tomb dog in oiled walnut tree. Kay Bojesen's wooden figures are known and loved by many for their unique designs, and the Tomb Dog is no exception. The tomb dog is from 1934 and is thus one of the earliest designed wooden animals from Bojesen's hand. The grave dog is handsome, no matter where he is located. The purpose of the animals was to create imaginative variants where the lines "smile".
Kay Bojesen's attitude was that design should be round, soft and feel good in the hand. Bojesen began to intensively cultivate his interest in working with wood in the 1930s, and subsequently he created a whole series of animals that lived up to those ideals.
Kay Bojesen was a trained silversmith and a very talented one of a kind. He was educated at Georg Jensen and his silverware became very popular over the years. But even though he was a silversmith, he also worked in cheap materials such as steel and brass, so several could afford to buy his designs.
Kay Bojesen is quoted for the following: Inside every man there is a boy. He was entirely his own, and he kept the inner child to the last.
He became one of Denmark's most famous designers. His design is iconic.
High. 10,5 centimeter. Length 20 centimeter. Wide 6,5 centimeter.
- No. of items
- walnut dog
- Wood, Walnut
- Designer/ Artist
- Kay Bojesen
- Model/ Name
- walnut dog
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear