Figurines of cows from Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl
Once Danish Red cattle was the most popular in Denmark, but gradually many of them have been replaced by Holstein-Frieser and Jersey cattle.
The cattle figurines showing both calves, cows and bulls are wonderfully sweet figurines for the shelf. The different figurines of calves lying done in a relaxed way make for a beautiful and funny gift especially for mother's or father's day. Also for anyone involved in the agricultural business these bovine figurines make wonderful gifts. Every little cowboy or cowgirl should have one! And the aspiring bull rider should have a figurine of a bull on his table to set the mood.
Bing & Grondahl and Royal Copenhagen have produced several figurines of cows and calves. Both brands have also produced a piebald bull.The Royal Copenhagen bull stands with head down and tail up - we can actually feel that it is ready for battle. The Bing & Grondahl bull shows the animal in a quieter moment when it stands peacefully looking around. B&G has also made a cow licking the abdomen and lying calf licks the stomach. B&G has also made a calf standing on three legs while scratching his head with the fourth leg. The designers behind Bing and Grondahl cows are varied and include Svend Jespersen Laurits Jensen and Sveistrup Madsen.
Also, Royal Copenhagen has produced a whole family, as they too have released a lying cow, which gently take care of her calf and a larger calf lying down. The artist behind the Royal Copenhagen Holstein cows was Knud Kyhn, who designed many animal figures for the factory. He is known for a detailed expression, in porcelain as well as stoneware.
Royal Copenhagen has also released a lying and a standing Jersey cow, but there was only produced few pieces and they can be difficult to find. They were only produced over a period of approximately 20 years. The Jersey cows were designed by Jeanne Grut.