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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain

Founded in 1853 by figurine maker Frederick Villhelm Grondahl and art and book dealers the Bing brothers, Bing & Grondahl originally began as a producer of bisque figurines. These unglazed, white porcelains were modeled after the neoclassical sculptures of Bertel Thorvaldsen, a famous Danish sculptor. They eventually made dinnerware and coffee sets as well.

Bing & Grondahl's signature Seagull design was created in 1892 and featured flying seagulls against a blue background. It was extremely popular during the mid-20th century from the '50s to the '80s. In 1895, the company began their annual release of Christmas plates. This is a highly sought-after series today and accounts for a large portion of Bing & Grondahl's products.

The recognizable mark—the initials B&G along with an image of a castle—has been used since 1898. In 1987, Bing & Grondahl merged with one of its biggest competitors under the name Royal Copenhagen. Today, the company is still managed by descendants of its founders, the Bing brothers. Their collectibles can be seen in Buckingham Palace, the Royal Courts of Denmark, Sweden, and Great Britain, as well in as the collection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Quick Facts

  • Because it could be found in one tenth of all Danish Households, Bing & Grondahl's Seagull dinnerware series was named the National Service of Denmark in the '50s
  • In April 2008, eight Bing & Grondahl biscuit porcelain plaques sold at Christie's London for $7,900, well above the estimate of $2,100-$3,000
  • In November 2010, a pair of silver mounted Bing & Grondahl porcelain candlesticks sold for $4,750 at Sotheby's London

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B&G, Måge, med guldkant
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Måge, med guldkant
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 1,000 kr- 2,000 kr
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Bulldog
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Bulldog
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
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Bing & Grondhal Denmark two figural groups of chil…
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Bing & Grondhal Denmark two figural groups of chil…
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Est: AUD90- AUD150
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Copenhagen Bing & Grondahi figure of a Harlequin model 2354
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Copenhagen Bing & Grondahi figure of a Harlequin model 2354
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Est: £150- £300
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Nine Danish Art Nouveau Bing & Grondahl porcelain wall plates
Dec 15, 8:00 PM CET
Nine Danish Art Nouveau Bing & Grondahl porcelain wall plates
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Est: €1,000- €1,500
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A porcelain figure of a playing child. Bing & Grøndahl (B&G), Copenhagen.
Dec 14, 6:30 PM CET
A porcelain figure of a playing child. Bing & Grøndahl (B&G), Copenhagen.
by Medusa Auctioneers
Est: €20- €30
€200 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Dickie
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Dickie
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Earache
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Earache
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Toothache
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Toothache
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Headache
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Headache
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Tummyache
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Tummyache
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Only one Drop
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Only one Drop
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Tom and Willy
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Tom and Willy
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Goose
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Goose
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
sculpturen; Deense porseleinen sculptuur met voorstelling van koe, gemerkt: Bing en Gröndahl, h.
Dec 15, 7:00 PM CET
sculpturen; Deense porseleinen sculptuur met voorstelling van koe, gemerkt: Bing en Gröndahl, h.
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €75- €100
€700 Bids
7 figurer, Kgl. og B&G
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
7 figurer, Kgl. og B&G
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 750 kr- 1,500 kr
750 kr0 Bids
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1962-1970
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1962-1970
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 400 kr- 800 kr
400 kr0 Bids
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1952-1958
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1952-1958
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 600 kr- 1,200 kr
600 kr0 Bids
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1952-1958
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1952-1958
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 600 kr- 1,200 kr
600 kr0 Bids
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 400 kr- 800 kr
400 kr0 Bids
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1952-1958
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1952-1958
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 600 kr- 1,200 kr
600 kr0 Bids
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1952-1958
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1952-1958
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 500 kr- 1,000 kr
500 kr0 Bids
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1962-1970
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B&G, Sommerfugl, 1915-1948 og 1962-1970
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 500 kr- 1,000 kr
500 kr0 Bids

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