This plate depicts the lull, full of anticipation, before the family festivities- which in Denmark begin on Christmas eve- start.
The hustle and bustle of busy preparation is over. For the Children there is nothing left to do but wait. The little girl has thoughtfully put her teddy bear down where he can enjoy the Christmas trees, while she passes the time looking at a hare, that has come close to the house in search for food. In a few hours the many expectations, talked about for the endless weeks, will be fulfilled.
Her blue suit comprises a tight-fitting short jacket, buttoned at the front, and edged at the cuffs with white; the loose skirt covers her legs abut her brown shes protrude beneath it.
Both pot lids, one larger than the other, are gay-brown: one has a strap, the other a knob. A well-fashioned piece 3.5" high on a rounded natural base 2" across; it is stable with no vulnerable features. This appears to have been taken out of production in 1988, and is not easy to find; The impressed AB is bound on the back of the child's bonnet.
List price is $235.00
His jacket has wide sleeves and a ruffled white collar, his trousers are bell-bottomed with turnups; His shoes are gray. ON each sleeve and each leg , as well as at the neck, he wears a large fluffy white button decoration.
His instrument ( either concertina or accordion) is realistically presented with a loop for the left hand and a box-like structures for the notes, evidently played with the right hand. The short barrel on which he sits is gray, and is decorated with new moons and five -pointed stars in pale brown (the star beneath his leg is left unpainted.)
This is an all-action piece which has sound detail throughout. The model stands 5" high on a broad base, and it is stable and robust. It appears to have been taken out of production about 1988, and is not commonly found now. The AB marks in on the side of the barrel.
List price is $295.00