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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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Milch und Zucker sowie Aufsatzschale, Bing & Gröndahl, Ble Mallet
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Milch und Zucker sowie Aufsatzschale, Bing & Gröndahl, Ble Mallet
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Est: €0- €0
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BING & GRONDAHL DENMARK B & G PORCILIN CAT FIGURINE 1876 DENMARK
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Est: $40- $60
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Collection to incl
Oct 25, 7:00 PM AEDT
Collection to incl
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Est: AUD0- AUD0
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two animal sculptures, Bing & Gröndahl, Middleof 20th c
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
two animal sculptures, Bing & Gröndahl, Middleof 20th c
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €10- €120
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Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Sammlungsnachlass; Sechs Porzellanplastiken Kinder, Bing & Gröndahl, Metzler & Ortloff, Wilhelm Goebel sowie Heubach ab 1900
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
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Calf, Bing & Gröndahl, Copenha
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Est: €0- €0
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Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
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by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
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Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Playful pointer puppy, Bing &
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
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Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Terrier puppy, Bing & Gröndahl
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
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Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Art Nouveau vase, Bing & Grönd
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
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Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Mandolin player, Bing & Grönda
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
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Leaf bowl, Bing & Gröndahl, Co
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Leaf bowl, Bing & Gröndahl, Co
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
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Art Nouveau animal figurine, B
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Art Nouveau animal figurine, B
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Est: €0- €0
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Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Two birds, Bing & Gröndahl, 19
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
Four sparrows, Bing & Gröndahl
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Four sparrows, Bing & Gröndahl
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
coffee set, Bing & Grondahl Denmark, 20th c., 2. choice
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
coffee set, Bing & Grondahl Denmark, 20th c., 2. choice
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €280- €600
€2800 Bids
Eight bread plates, Denmark, 2
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Eight bread plates, Denmark, 2
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Est: €0- €0
€500 Bids
Porzellanfigur, "Cocker Spaniel", Bing & Gröndahl, Modellnummer 2095, polychrom, 15.5 cm hoch.
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
Porzellanfigur, "Cocker Spaniel", Bing & Gröndahl, Modellnummer 2095, polychrom, 15.5 cm hoch.
by Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Est: €0- €0
€700 Bids
Kai Nielsen for Bing & Grondahl, a blanc de chine model of Venus,
Oct 28, 10:00 AM BST
Kai Nielsen for Bing & Grondahl, a blanc de chine model of Venus,
by Cheffins
Est: £200- £300
£2000 Bids
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6x Suppentassen mit U.T., Bing und Gröndahl, Ble malet
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
6x Suppentassen mit U.T., Bing und Gröndahl, Ble malet
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
Coffee set, 3-piece, Bing & Gr
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Coffee set, 3-piece, Bing & Gr
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€600 Bids
Round bowl, Bing & Gröndahl, C
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Round bowl, Bing & Gröndahl, C
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
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Axel Salto (1889-1961) Vase
Oct 28, 5:00 PM CEST
Axel Salto (1889-1961) Vase
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Est: €2,000- €3,000
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