Each year, when Chinese New Year nears, we'll see an influx of animal figurines which depict the Chinese zodiac animal of the year. They usually symbolise all that's good for the new year, so place them in your home, and some of that good luck might just follow! We round up some of this year's offerings.

The Journey to the West collection by Tittot, which specialises in figurines made of crystal glass

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Sun Wu Kong, Tittot, cyrstal
Proud Sun Wu Kong (confidence of a Hero)

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Tittot, crystal glass
Birth of a Hero

Risis' Zodiac Collection 2016 has 24K gold-plated monkey figurines which depict the animal in different stages of life.

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Risis
Serenity (limited edition)

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Risis
Vitality 

Royal Selangor's monkey figurines are made from pewter plated in 24K gold, and inspired by the stories in Journey to the West.

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Royal Selangor

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Royal Selangor

 

The Golden Monkey 2016 collection by Franz is crafted in porcelain and combines Eastern and Western aesthetics. 

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Franz, porcelain

Abundance of Prosperity and Good Health

Year of the Monkey, Monkey figurine, Franz, porcelain

Fortune Monkey Delivers Prosperity