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Have you read the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales? Or did your parents or grandparents tell them to you when you were a child? Many people love fairytales, perhaps because everything can happen in a fairytale. At Danish Porcelain House we have several figurines of characters from fairy tales for instance Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid, Harlquin and The Swineherd.

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The Sandman, Boy with Umbrella, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1129 Sale
The Sandman, Boy with Umbrella, Ro...
DKK 1,195.00
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Item no: R1129 Measurement: H: 18 cm x W: 7 cm
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Hans & Trine, boy and girl, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1783 Sale
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DKK 2,695.00
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Item no: R1783 Measurement: H: 22 cm x W: 14 cm
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Harlequin, Bing & Grondahl figurine no. 1021487
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DKK 4,750.00
Item no: B2354 Measurement: H: 29 cm
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Pernille in Masquerade, Ludvig Holberg figurine Bing & grondahl No. 8014 Sale
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DKK 2,495.00
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Item no: B8014-O Year: 1984 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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Lladro Nao figurine of woman with pottery Sale
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DKK 995.00
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Item no: DG4279 Measurement: H: 40 cm
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Girl with Deer No 1531, Royal Copenhagen figure (signed Gunhil Gunnersson 1972)
Girl with Deer No 1531, Royal Copen...
DKK 2,495.00
Item no: R1531-H Year: 1972 Measurement: H: 25 cm
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Schaubach Skating princess in Art Deco Style
Schaubach Skating princess in Art De...
DKK 995.00
Item no: DG3396 Year: 1977 Measurement: H: 23 cm x W: 15 cm x D: 11 cm
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The Sandman walking silently, Bing & Grondahl figurine No. 2055 Sale
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DKK 795.00
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Item no: B2055 Measurement: H: 18 cm
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The Emperor and the Nightingale, Royal Copenhagen figure no. 4382 - Blanc de Chine/white
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DKK 4,500.00
Item no: R4382-H Measurement: H: 31 cm
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Madonna with child, Royal Copenhagen White / Blanc de Chine No. 3658 Sale
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DKK 1,495.00
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Item no: R3658 Measurement: H: 23 cm
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Magdelone in Masquerade, Ludvig Holberg figurine Bing & Grondahl No. 8011 Sale
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DKK 2,495.00
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Item no: B8011-O Year: 1984 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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The Emperor and the Nightingale, Royal Copenhagen figure no. 4382 - Overglaze
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DKK 11,000.00
Item no: R4367-O Measurement: H: 31 cm
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Hans & Trine, boy and girl, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1783 (UNICA White - Signed Gunhil Gunnersson 1978)
Hans & Trine, boy and girl, Royal Co...
DKK 2,500.00
Item no: R1783-H Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 22 cm x W: 14 cm
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Emperor's new clothes, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1288 Sale
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DKK 2,695.00
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Item no: R1288 Measurement: H: 20 cm x W: 15 cm
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The little mermaid looking up askingly, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 3321 Sale
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DKK 995.00
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Item no: R3321 Measurement: H: 11 cm
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Friendship Figurine with women dressed al Greco, Royal Copenhagen overglaze figurine Sale
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DKK 6,795.00
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Item no: DG2100 Measurement: H: 20 cm x W: 12 cm x D: 9 cm
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The Sandman standing with his umbrella, Royal Copenhagen Whites, figurine Sale
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DKK 795.00
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Item no: 2670015 Measurement: H: 17 cm
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Hans & Trine, boy and girl, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1783 - Brown Base (1894-1922)
Hans & Trine, boy and girl, Royal Co...
DKK 3,295.00
Item no: R1783-1 Measurement: H: 22 cm x W: 14 cm
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The soldier and the dog from the Tinderbox, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1156 Sale
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DKK 2,495.00
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Item no: R1156 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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H. C. Andersen telling his stories to a girl, Bing & grondahl figurine no. 2037 Sale
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DKK 2,095.00
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Item no: 1021445 Measurement: H: 23 cm
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Jeronimus in Masquerade, Ludvig Holberg figurine Bing & Grondahl No. 8005 Sale
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DKK 2,495.00
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Item no: B8005-O Year: 1984 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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The Woman and the Eggs, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 4418 Sale
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DKK 3,495.00
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Item no: R4418 Measurement: H: 31 cm
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Hans Clodhopper, Boy riding on Goat, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1228 Sale
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DKK 995.00
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Item no: R1228 Measurement: H: 18 cm x W: 14 cm
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The Princess and the Swineherd, Overglaze, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1114
The Princess and the Swineherd, Ov...
DKK 7,000.00
Item no: R1114-O-1 Measurement: H: 19 cm x W: 11 cm
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Leda and the Swan, Royal Copenhagen figure no. 2053 (1894-1922)
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DKK 16,000.00
Item no: R2053 Measurement: H: 28 cm x W: 39 cm
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The Emperor and the Nightingale, Royal Copenhagen figure no. 4382 - Blue
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DKK 6,200.00
Item no: R4382 Measurement: H: 31 cm
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RC figures no. 12245, 12246 and 12247, Neptune - North Sea, Sea nymphs, playing the trumpet, Mermaid - The Baltic Sea
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DKK 3,000.00
Item no: DG3629 Measurement: H: 8 cm x W: 12 cm
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Henrik in Masquerade, Ludvig Holberg figurine Bing & Grondahl No. 8001 Sale
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DKK 2,495.00
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Item no: B8001-O Year: 1984 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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The Nightengale, Royal Copenhagen figurine
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DKK 3,150.00
Item no: R1847 Measurement: H: 22 cm
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An evening in Tivoli with a young couple, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1593 (BLUE DRESS 1894-1922)
An evening in Tivoli with a young coup...
DKK 4,500.00
Item no: R1593-1 Measurement: H: 29 cm
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Little Claus, Bing & grondahl overglaze figurine No. 8048 Sale
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DKK 4,995.00
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Item no: B8048-O Measurement: H: 18 cm x Ø: 14 cm
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Clown with hands on braces, Bing & Grondahl figurine no. 511 Sale
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DKK 749.00
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Item no: B2511 Measurement: H: 11 cm
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Clown, Bing & Grondahl figurine no. 508 Sale
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DKK 749.00
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Item no: B2508 Measurement: H: 11 cm
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Clown with hands in pockets, Bing & Grondahl figurine no. 510
Clown with hands in pockets, Bing & G...
DKK 849.00
Item no: B2510 Measurement: H: 11 cm
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Girl with mirror, Royal Copenhagen Whites figurine
Girl with mirror, Royal Copenhage...
DKK 1,999.00
Item no: 2670093 Measurement: H: 22 cm
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The Shepherdess and the Sweep, figurines, Royal Copenhagen Sale
The Shepherdess and the Sweep, fi...
DKK 7,149.00
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Item no: RD25
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Henrik & Else, man & woman, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 3049 Sale
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DKK 6,449.00
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Item no: R3049 Measurement: H: 43 cm x W: 22 cm
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Knight and the Maiden Fair binding his wound, Large Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 3171 Sale
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DKK 7,995.00
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Item no: R3171 Measurement: H: 45 cm
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Ali and Peribanu, Royal Copenhagen overglaze figurine no. 2274
Ali and Peribanu, Royal Copenhage...
Item no: 1007128 Measurement: H: 23 cm
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The Girl with the Golden Horn, Royal Copenhagen overglaze figurine
The Girl with the Golden Horn, Roy...
Item no: R12242-O Measurement: H: 22 cm
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The Princess and the Swineherd with Pedestal, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1114 (Unica - signed Privat)
The Princess and the Swineherd wit...
Item no: R1114-P Measurement: H: 27 cm x W: 13 cm
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Adam and Eve with apples, Signed Ingeborg Nielsen, Private 1926 Blanc de Chine
Adam and Eve with apples, Signed Ing...
Item no: R1997-H Measurement: H: 14 cm
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The King, Royal Copenhagen figurine (1913) Professionel Repaired
The King, Royal Copenhagen figur...
Item no: R1478 Year: 1913 Measurement: H: 24 cm x W: 18 cm x D: 19 cm
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Columbina, Royal Copenhagen figurine n. 062
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Item no: 1249062 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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Girl with mirror, Royal Copenhagen Royal Copenhagen overglaze figurine no. 1244
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Item no: 1007093 Measurement: H: 18 cm
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The little Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen figurine, Royal Copenhagen
The little Mermaid Hans Christian An...
Item no: 1249225 Measurement: H: 10 cm
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Fairytale 1, Royal Copenhagen overglaze figurine no. 1476
Fairytale 1, Royal Copenhagen over...
Item no: 1007105 Measurement: H: 22 cm
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Fairytale III, Royal Copenhagen overglaze figurine no. 1664
Fairytale III, Royal Copenhagen over...
Item no: 1007110 Measurement: H: 20 cm
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The Kiss, man and woman in rococo dress, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 2046
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Item no: R2046 Measurement: H: 22 cm x W: 17 cm
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Pjerrot, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 063
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Item no: 1249063 Measurement: H: 20 cm
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The soldier and the witch from the Tinderbox, Royal Copenhagen figurine
The soldier and the witch from the Ti...
Item no: R1112 Measurement: H: 20 cm x W: 11 cm
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Agnete and the Merman, Royal Copenhagen figurine
Agnete and the Merman, Royal Co...
Item no: R4187 Measurement: H: 57 cm
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Lady with book and bag (1894-1922), Royal Copenhagen figure no. 1770
Lady with book and bag (1894-1922), ...
Item no: R1770 Measurement: H: 23 cm
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The soldier and the dog from the Tinderbox, Royal Copenhagen figurine - Overglaze No. 1156
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Item no: R1156-O Measurement: H: 19 cm
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The Sandman Overglaze/Gold, Boy with Umbrella and vial of sand, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1145
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Item no: R1145-O Measurement: H: 16 cm x W: 8 cm
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The Princess and the Swineherd, Overglaze, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 1114
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Item no: R1114-O Measurement: H: 19 cm x W: 11 cm
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Mermaid in water looking longingly, Royal Copenhagen figurine
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Item no: R1212 Measurement: H: 8 cm x W: 20 cm
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Jack The Dullard Hans Christian Andersen figurine, Royal Copenhagen
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Item no: 1249226 Measurement: H: 12 cm
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Girl, bathing, Royal Copenhagen overglaze figurine no. 2428
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Item no: 1007134 Measurement: H: 33 cm
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People from fairy tales and stage plays are also produced in porcelain from B&G and Royal Copenhagen. Several personalities from some of the most famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and some theatrical figures have been published in porcelain.

The fairy tale figurines are many and varied not only from the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, but also from playwrites like Ludvig Holberg and Shakespear. It is possible to get figurines from your favorite fairy tale or play. The Little Mermaid is a favored motif and can be found in many versions, but many others are also available like the wonderful sadness of The Little Match Girl or the drama of Hamlet and Ophelia. The Sandman could make a beautiful figurine for the child's bedroom. And for the aspirering and ambitious youth a figurine of Hans Clodhopper on his goat could be a very humorous gift for his shelf to always remind of the value of ingenuity. For the young couple setting out in the world The Shepherdess and the Sweep are a fitting gift. Even for the girl, who loves the flowers of the garden there are figurines from the fairy tale Little Ida's Flower the cheer her up during the flowerless winter months.

In this particular category there have been produced several overglaze figurines that highlight the colours of the figurine beautifully. The manner of over glazing requires an additional burning and therefore there is not produced many overglaze figurines.

Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl adventure and theater figurines

Altogether, Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl produced quite many figurines in relation to the wellknown fairy tales and plays. They manufactured several figurines of Hans Christian Andersen and people from his famous fairy tales, in underglaze as well as overglaze. There have also been created many figurines from the theater world, from famous operettas, ballets and plays.

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica and overglaze figurines Holberg and Hans Christian Andersen

Royal Copenhagen Hans Christian Andersen figurines

In 2005 we celebrated the 200 years of Hans Christian Andersen's birth and to celebrate this Royal Copenhagen launched a series of beautiful handmade porcelain figurines, which depicts some of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous fairy tales. In the series, we find the following:

The Little Match Girl, sitting in her old clothes, with a match in hand,
Swineherd, who gets his kiss from the beautiful princess,
Tinderbox, where the brave soldier is seen beside the dog with big eyes,
The Little Mermaid sitting on her stone
Clumsy Hans on his goat with a dead crow in hand
The Flying Trunk
Thumbelina sitting on her leaf down the river
Sandman with his umbrella

The series was unfortunately only in production until 2011, with declining production over the years, and because of the fairy tales popularity there is still a high demand for the Hans Christian Andersen figurines. The H.C. Andersen figurines were designed by Sven Vestergaard.

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica and Holberg Figurines and Wiinblad Candleholders

Royal Copenhagen Fairy Tale Figurines

Many years ago, Royal Copenhagen made a unique series of large fairy tales figurines in overglaze. Most of the figurines were designed by Gerhard Henning. There were only produced very few of these overglaze figures, and they are popular and can be hard to find.

Christian Thomsen has also designed fairy tale figurines for Royal Copenhagen. He was the artist of the Royal Copenhagen figurine of Sandman No. 1129, the Royal Copenhagen figurine of Princess and the Swineherd No 1114 and the Royal Copenhagen figurine of Tinder box no. 1156 etc.

Are you looking for figurines of Hans Christian Andersen in person, you should look for the Royal Copenhagen Hans Christian Andersen Figure No. 4216, - This figurine was designed by Hans Henrik Hansen in 1948. Royal Copenhagen Hans Christian Andersen Figure No. 5245, also shows the poet, in a more humble version.

Bing & Grondahl H.C. Andersen figurines

Bing & Grondahl, like Royal Copenhagen published several figurines related to Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, but unlike the Royal Copenhagen figures, Bing & Grondahl did not produce an actual series of Hans Christian Andersen figurines. Their figurines were released over time and have different designers. Among some of them include B&G figurine of Woman with the eggs No. 2126, designed by Svend Lindhart and B&G figurine of the Little match girl No 1655, designed by Ingeborg Plockross Irminger.

A very popular Bing & Grondahl figurine of Hans Christian Andersen shows the poet with the child on his knee while he is in the process of telling one of his stories. This porcelain figurine was designed by Henning Seidelin and have the No. 2037

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica and Hans Christian Andersen Figurines and Wiinblad candlesticks

Bing & Grondahl theater figurines

B&G have also made a detailed series of Pierrot, Harlequin and Colombine, Hamlet and Ophelia. All the figurines are designed by Ebbe Sadolin and Svend Jespersen.

Ludvig Holberg figurines in overglaze are also masterpieces in of a series of overglaze figurines with a lof of details. Many of Ludvig Holberg figurines are known in line with Hans Christian Andersen figurines. One of the best known is Jeppe of the Hill, but also his comedy "Masquerade" is popular.

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica and Hans Christian Andersen figurines and B&G Offenbach tableware

Other porcelain figurines of fairy tale and theatre figures

Dahl Jensen has produced a beautiful and very large porcelain figurine of satyr and nymph in white porcelain. Also, some of the German factories have made figures of people from fairy tales and theatres.