The symbolic meaning of the monkey
The symbol of a monkey is power loyalty and devotion. Because of the cheekiness of this animal, the monkey has through history had the role as the clown. The monkey it furthermore seen as holy, curious, playful and a figure from the ancestors.
Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl figurines of monkeys
A very popular series of monkeys from Royal Copenhagen is the bisquit figurines of chimpanzee, howler monkey, Chapuchin monkey and Lion Marmoset. These four figurines are manufactured in white and black biscuit, but it is the black version of the figurines, which is the most popular. The series also includes a large Royal Copenhagen gorilla sculpture of 40 cm. This figurine is available in white and black too. The large gorilla is the most popular figurine of the series and it is often difficult to find. The monkey figurines are created by the artist Pia Langelund and the series were issued around the period from 2002 to 2009. The bisquit figurines were produced in raw, unglazed porcelain, in the same way as the known Zodiac Figurines and Musica note figurines.
The figurines of different kinds of monkeys are wonderfully quaint and has an aura all of their own around them. They give a more whimsical feel to a room as they sit on the shelf with their strang expressions. If your want to give a trully special friendship gift, then the figurine of two monkeys picking fleas might be just the thing you need. It certainly will raise eyebrows! For the large and friendly but very strong friend a figurine of a gorilla is a very good present. The stoneware monkeys give just the strang feel that makes a living room something special to show off. For a group of friends a figurine of sleeping monkeys would be a very good gift showing how close your bond is. If you have a friend that is always deep in thought philosophising about something, then you could gift your friend with a funny and quaint monkey philosopher. With monkey figurines there is no limit to the possibility of amusing gifts to liven things up.
The artist Knud Kyhn is known for his many designs of animal figurrines in porcelain and stoneware. He has designed a series of stoneware figurines of monkeys with different expressions. A sitting monkey with his arms around him, another scratching his heads and a third sitting with his arms crossed. Together the monkey figurines in stoneware depict a fine family, but they can also be displayed individually. The stoneware figurines were released by Royal Copenhagen.
Naturally Bing & Grondahl and Royal Copenhagen have also published figurines of monkeys in plain, glazed porcelain. Bing & Grondahl has released a few figurines of monkeys in groups, which shows how social monkeys are.