It was Royal Copenhagen, who under the leadership of Arnold Krog developed the known Danish underglaze technique that became a stable of Danish porcelain production. With this technique the very large figurine production that have characterized Royal Copenhagen began and let to great succes.
Figurines from Royal Copenhagen can be found in just about every Danish home and has almost become an integral part of the interior design, but also abroad there is great demand for the beautiful old figurines. An often seen figurine series in the Danish homes are the small stoneware bear cubs by Knud Kyhn. Most have at some point seen these cute little bears.
Underglaze figurines are far more durable than overglaze figurines as the paint is protected by the glaze. This also means that overglaze figurines are far more rare and thus more expensive than underglaze figurines. An example of an overglaze figurine is girl from Funen. Overglaze figurines are far more colorful than underglaze figurines as they are painted after the last burning, which means that more colours that would otherwise dissolve in the heat can be used. Underglaze figurines are often in blue tones, because cobalt blue is a color that can stand high temperatures.
The figurine production of Royal Copenhagen has been very large and among the most wellknown figurines are the Amager girls with their characteristic costumes. These have been very common in Danish homes through the years.
Today the production of figurines from Royal Copenhagen is discontinued, but there are still some figurine series that are issued. These are the Annual Santa, Annual Christmas tree and Annual figurine that are part of the Annual issue of Royal Copenhagen together with the Christmas plates.