Fish figurines in porcelain appeals mainly to the fisherman, diver, sea-lover or others with special interest in fish. There are a large number of porcelain fish from Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl, as well as other manufacturers. There have been made indefinite porcelain fish and named porcelain fish such as perch, herring and trout. The size of the porcelain fish vary considerably, so it is possible to get a big fish or a small fish.
Also glass figurines of fish are popular, often with many colours. Our sweet glass fish is made of resistant glass so the glass fish stands firmly on a table, a windowsill or whereever you like. Unlike porcelain figures of fish, glass fish are not named and the design is more imaginative.
The symbolic meaning of the fish
The fish is one of the most important animal symbols. The fish is the waterelement and it represents fertility, abundance and subconsiousness. Typical figurines of the fish have been used as a wish for good luck, which is why the figurines from brands as Royanl Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl are the evident gift to the pregnant couple.
Pisces is furthermore the starsign for people born in between the 19th of February and the 20st of Marts. These people born in the sign of the fish are often very dreaming, unpredictable, spiritual, creative and full of fantasies. Give a beautiful and very personal gift!
Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl figurines of fish
When Bing & Grondahl and Royal Copenhagen produced a lot of fish figurines, the fishing industry was at its peak, and of utmost importance for Denmark. As with agriculture, fishing employed many people and therefore figurines of fish also are found in many fishermen's homes. Either because the special fish had an impact on the fisherman - if he fished for perch, there was probably a figure of perch in the living room - or simply because there would be a fish figurine in the house.
Today it is often anglers who are looking for specific fish figurines of their favorite fish. Figurines of perch, trout and eel are especially popular. Others are simply passionated collectors of all kinds of porcelain figurines of fish and collect Royal Copenhagen fish as well as Bing & Grondahl fish. Other people collect figurines made by a particular artist.
Bing & Grondahl figurines of fish
Svend Jespersen is one of the designers who have designed many Bing & Grondahl fish such as:
B & G of bream No. 1645
B & G trout No 2169
B & G of skull No. 2145
Bing & Grondahl figurine of sculpin No 2144
Bing & Grondahl figurine of herring No 2173
Bing & Grondahl figurine of perch 2174
Royal Copenhagen figurines of fish
One of the best known designers of fish figurines for Royal Copenhagen is Platen Haller Mundt, who designed the following Royal Copenhagen fish figurines in porcelain:
Royal Copenhagen fish figurine No 2870
Royal Copenhagen figurine of trout No 2676
Royal Copenhagen figurine of American perch No 2553
Royal Copenhagen figurine of Crucian No 2414
Royal Copenhagen fish figurine No 2675
Royal Copenhagen figurine of flying fish No 3050
Royal Copenhagen figurine of veil tail No. 3064
Royal Copenhagen flatfish No 3164