Bear Figurines in porcelain and stoneware
Both Royal Copenhagen, B&G and Dahl Jensen have produced some very beautiful figurines of bears. Some are more popular than others, but common to them is that they are a treasured collectibel at various price levels.
Especially porcelain figurines of polar bears are popular collectibles around the world. Many are fascinated by the polar bears, who exudes grace, but possesses a dangerous hunting instinct. In addition, the polar bear is a vulnerable animal threatened by hunting and global warming, which makes the animal habitats smaller.
A porcelain figurine of a polar bear can portray many different situations - an insidious polar bear hunting, a sitting polar bear enjoying the sun, a polar bear with cubs, or a polar bear cub. Both B&G and Royal Copenhagen figurines of polar bears also depicts a pair of polar bears playing with each other.
Besides polar bears there are also porcelain figurines and stoneware figurines of brown bears.
The symbolic meaning og a bear
The bear is strong and have very protective moter instincts. Often the bear is seen as the feminine earth element, because the bear often is earthy colors as brown and because the bear is carrying around her children. It is said that the bear brings good health and inner wisdom. The bear can help you find balance and harmony in your life and the strength to do the necessities.
The Polar bear figurine is and has been an essential type of figurines for Royal Copenhagen since 1989, when the first Polar Bear figurine was introduced at the world fair. It has become a classic and new versions of polar bear figurines have been introduced over the years. The latest series of Royal Copenhagen polar bear figurines came in 2005 when Allan Therkelsen designed the range of polar bear figurines with shaggy furs, manufactured in the same way as all other earlier editions of polar bears, using underglaze technique and all of them hand painted to give the lifelike expression of the figurines.
Not only Royal Copenhagen has taken up this type of figurines, also Bing & Grondahl polar bear figurines have become the object of large interest and so have the Dahl Jensen polar bears, too. All of these figurines are very popular. The reason for the polar bear figurine being as popular as it is, may be the fact that the polar bear is the world's largest beast of prey living on land, a stately animal, depicted in stately figurines that bring something special to every shelf. Not only polar bears have been manufactured. The brown bear is also a favored figurine. Especially the wonderful stoneware bear cubs have brought wonder to many a home, where starry eyed children have looked in wonder at the bears playing around on the shelf.
A wonderful gift for a parent both father and mother could be a figurine of a grown bear with a cub to show the connection between parent and child. And an old friendship could be marked by a gift of two playing bear cubs that can be put together. Also a gift for a relative or friend leaving to start anew could be gifted on of the bears walking towards and unknown goal. There is no end to the possibilities of these wonderful bear figurines that can bring and extra dimension to every home.
The polar bear has been portrayed by several different artists from all three manufacturers of porcelain. Each artist has given a different expression to the polar bear figurine. Below please find a list of the Royal Copenhagen polar bear figurines and Bing & Grondahl polar bear figurines produced throughout the years. We have tried to include item number and designer to each figurine, whereever it has been possible. We have added links to the product page of each figurine, so it will be possible to see a photo and a description of each figurine.
Manufacturer Base no. Item no. Old item no. Design
As you can see above, Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl have produced numerous different polar bear figurines.