Early Gunnar Flørning Sparrow Laurids Lønborg
A rare collectors piece! Wooden sparrow designed by Gunnar Flørning for Laurids Lønborg, made in Denmark in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The sparrow was made in three different sizes, the offered one is probably the small or medium sized one. Height: 8 cm Gunnar Flørning started carving figures from wood and buffalo horn in his early 20s (early 1950s) as a hobby. Then he got an inquiry from the luxury homeware store Illums Bolighus in Denmark for carved cranes in horn. He quit his job to rent a workshop in Copenhagen. After a year he started making lions and other animals of ropes, the sales were so good he could hire his first 5 employees. He then came in contact with the wholesaler Laurids Lønborg, who offered to buy everything and it gradually became a large production of applied arts and gift items.