The pig has always been an important farm animal in Denmark and abroad, but now in a different way than before. Therefore most figurines of pigs were manufactured several years ago and many of them are rather rare.
Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl figurines of pigs
Royal Copenhagen figurines of pigs and Bing & Grondahl figurines of pigs are rare. Especially more specific figurines such as Bing & Grondahl sow with piglets and Royal Copenhagen figurine of boar and sow is very hard to find.
One of the more common figurines of a pig is a sitting pig from Bing & Grondahl - or Royal Copenhagen as RC took over the production in 1987 when Royal Copenhagen and B&G were merged - and therefore the pig has been marked with both Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl stamp.
The symbolic meaning of pigs
The round shapes of the pig symbolises fertility, pregnancy, wealth and abundance. Often the pig has been used as a symbol of good luck. It is said that a pig is the animal closest to the human body and specially to the human brain. The sweet pig figurines from Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl are good to decorate your home or as a gift to wish good luck a dear friend.