Denmark - Sweden - Piggy Banks

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Denmark
Denmark has a history in pottery factories. Concerning piggy banks Knabstrup Lervarefabrik (translation: Earthenware factory) was well known. Nice piggy banks with the bottom stoneware and top glaze, as Muggins in the UK does. Knapstrub closed in 1989. And of course there a more Danish piggy banks.

Sweden
For a long time I did not focus on Sweden as a country with a piggy bank tradition, but since 2017 I buy them on Tradera.com. Striking is that many sellers state that there piggy bank is not for export, is for Swedish buyers only. Could be protection of own heritage, but is a pity for my collection.
Swedish symbol
The red Dala Horse(Swedish: Dala häst) is a symbol of Sweden. The little wooden horse originated in the landscape Dalarna (in the middle of Sweden). The Dala piggy bank, Swedish folk-art, is made of (two parts) of wood and is as the horse an old tradition. This Dala pig was used as a model for the earthenware piggy banks, made of red clay and traditionally coloured red and hand painted with flowers. Swedish earthenware (mainly tableware) is famous with brands as Nittsjõ, Guldkroken, Rorstrand (the 3 even made/ made piggy banks!). Holmegaard, of the glass design piggy banks, is also Swedish.
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