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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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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Tureen, Plate Denmark
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Tureen, Plate Denmark
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$206 Bids
A trio of B&G white ceramic circular plaques, diameter 14.5cm, frame 23cm x 23cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A trio of B&G white ceramic circular plaques, diameter 14.5cm, frame 23cm x 23cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD202 Bids
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4pc Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Bud Vases
Apr 18, 2:00 PM EDT
4pc Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Bud Vases
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
Tondo
Apr 17, 5:00 PM CEST
Tondo
by Peege Auktionshaus
Est: €50- €0
€501 Bid
Bing & Grondahl Blue Traditional Coffee Pot, c1950, #91B Blue and White
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Bing & Grondahl Blue Traditional Coffee Pot, c1950, #91B Blue and White
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $90- $120
$700 Bids
5x Various figurines
Apr 19, 10:00 AM CEST
5x Various figurines
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €50- €150
€500 Bids
Set of Twelve H & G Bavaria Plates with Gold Gilt Boarders
Apr 27, 9:30 AM EDT
Set of Twelve H & G Bavaria Plates with Gold Gilt Boarders
by Rafael Osona Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
Porzellanfigur 'Schmied' / A porcelain figure of a blacksmith, Bing & Gröndahl, Copenhagen
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CEST
Porzellanfigur 'Schmied' / A porcelain figure of a blacksmith, Bing & Gröndahl, Copenhagen
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €20- €40
€200 Bids
10 B&G Bing & Grondahl "Christmas Rose" Porcelain Salad Plates Vintage
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
10 B&G Bing & Grondahl "Christmas Rose" Porcelain Salad Plates Vintage
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $200- $250
$1500 Bids
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Bing and Grondahl Cherry Heering Jug
Apr 16, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing and Grondahl Cherry Heering Jug
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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2pc Bing & Grondahl Vase + Warmer Stand, Christmas Rose
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
2pc Bing & Grondahl Vase + Warmer Stand, Christmas Rose
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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2pc Bing & Grondahl Mini Vases, Cherry Blossom + Lakeside
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
2pc Bing & Grondahl Mini Vases, Cherry Blossom + Lakeside
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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6pc Bing & Grondahl Decanter, Mini Pitcher and Small Dishes
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
6pc Bing & Grondahl Decanter, Mini Pitcher and Small Dishes
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Bing & Grondahl Figurines
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Figurines
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$50 Bids
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3pc Bing & Grondahl Teapot/Coffee Pot/Tray, Christmas Rose
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
3pc Bing & Grondahl Teapot/Coffee Pot/Tray, Christmas Rose
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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4pc Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Dishes, Christmas Rose
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
4pc Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Dishes, Christmas Rose
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Mother and Child
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Mother and Child
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Dancing School
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Dancing School
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Youthful Boldness
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Youthful Boldness
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Children Reading 1567
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Children Reading 1567
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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7pc Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Annual Bells
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
7pc Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Annual Bells
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Tom and Willy
Apr 24, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Tom and Willy
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Coffee service, Bing & Grondahl, 20th century
Apr 27, 10:30 AM CEST
Coffee service, Bing & Grondahl, 20th century
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €400- €800
€4000 Bids

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