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The Chimney Sweep – the story continues in wood
Kay Bojesen and H.C. Andersen have a number of things in common. They both worked passionately with storytelling, and they were both ahead of their time. They created a new way of storytelling and with their original stories and unparallel creativity they quickly became loved by children and grown-ups alike – and still are.
In Odense, a new H.C. Andersen museum has been build, and in connection to that it’s now possible to find some of the most famous and beloved characters from the world famous fairytales interpreted in the Kay Bojesen design language. The Nightingale is already on the shelves of the museum gift shop and on rosendahl.com, and now it’s kept company by the Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep.
In the fairytale about the Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, the old Chinaman tries to force the Shepherdess to marry the Satyr. The couple, deeply in love, decides to escape through a stove pipe to the roof and out into the world – which turns out to be a bit overwhelming to the Shepherdess. Therefore, they return back home, and luckily it turns out that the old Chinaman can no longer influence the destiny of the couple. They go to great extends to be together, and the love between them makes all the difference.
The Chimney Sweep stands tall and straight, proudly wearing his uniform with shiny buttons, white scarf and the iconic top hat. There is something majestic about him, which H.C. Andersen puts this way: “… the porcelain maker might as well have made a prince out of him.” By himself the Chimney Sweep is elegant and adventurous, and together with the Shepherdess, they become a symbol of love and unity.
The Chimney Sweep is made in FSC-certified beech wood and is characterised by the quality craftsmanship that all wooden Kay Bojesen figurines are made with. His shape is based on the original figurines from the archives that contains a number of uniformed characters created by Kay Bojesen, like the Guardsman, Mailman and the Police Officer. He is painted by hand with great precisions and accuracy, ensuring the magic and wonder that can only be added by the human hand.
Depth: 4,5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Height: 20.5 cm