Equestrian statuette

Silver statuette of a woman riding in a ladies saddle, approximately 40 cm in height, beautifully manufactured with many details, probably from the 1870s.

If we are to judge by likeness and dress, the statuette probably represents Christian IX and Queen Louise’s eldest daughter, Princess Alexandra, who later became Queen of England. It is possible, however, that it depicts her younger sister, Empress Dagmar. Artist and date of production are unknown, but like so many other things in the study the statuette was presumably given to the King as a present.