Collectable Royal Copenhagen Owl Figurine


Royal Copenhagen figurine of cuddling owls

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So this owl figurine is one of those areas where we deliberate over whether to list or not. Essentially it is not an antique BUT….it is a genuine re-issue from the factory works where as we understand it for special occasions (anniversaries etc) they reissue some of their earlier pieces. So we could say vintage ceramics….these owls then….We call them snuggly because there is an obvious anthropomorphisation with the way they are huddled together; without being sexist, one is clearly a male and one a female.

The original design (number 834) was by Theodore Madsen circa 1907. At the time Royal Copenhagen (RC) were issuing a multitude of animalia figures; remember this was in the days when people still had parlours full of nick-nacks, gew-gaws and trinkets so these owls fit right in. The date on this issue is between 1985 and 1991, so they do have some age but not as much as an original. They feature the classic RC under-glaze painting – in a buff grey, white and umber, with delicately executed features and subtle detail. We are unsure who the specific artist was but rest assured of fine craftsmanship. This figurine falls into the category charming but inexpensive and might make a superb gift.


Being relatively recent there has been little chance for damage so they are in immaculate condition with even the base unscuffed. All marks clear and easy to read.


  • 3.25 inches (8.5 cm) tall
  • 2 x 1.2 inch (5 x 3 cm) oval base
  • 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) at widest point
  • 1.5 inches (4.5 cm) deep

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