Animal figurine

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Animal figurines are figurines that represent animals, either as decorative pieces, toys or collectibles. They are often made of plastic, ceramics, or metal.

Staffordshire figure of a cat, c. 1750

The earthenware Staffordshire figures of the 18th and 19th centuries were enormously popular, with Staffordshire dog figurines the most popular; these were typically made in pairs.

Historically, some toy animal figurines were made of lead, and were made by several manufacturers, including Britains Limited.[1] Companies that manufacture realistic models include Safari Ltd, Schleich and Bullyland.[2]

K. Narayanan is the Limca Book of Records (an Indian record book) holder for the largest collection of miniature animal replicas, numbering 1,773 as of June 12, 2011.[3]

Animal figurines are also created from crystal glass.[4][5]

Wade Ceramics created a line of porcelain animal (and occasionally other) figurines that were distributed as premiums in Red Rose Tea in Canada and the USA between 1973 and 2018. They have become popular collectables.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Richard. "Richard Lewis Toy Zoo Animal Collection". Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
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  3. ^ Prince Frederick (20 June 2011). "Animal farm". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
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  5. ^ [2] Archived February 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine