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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 Figurine, Brothers Tom & Willy
Jul 16, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Brothers Tom & Willy
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$102 Bids
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Paperboy
Jul 16, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Paperboy
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$102 Bids
LARGE DANISH BING GRONDAHL FALCON PORCELAIN FIGURE
Jul 20, 10:00 AM EDT
LARGE DANISH BING GRONDAHL FALCON PORCELAIN FIGURE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
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Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Boy with Dog 1951
Jul 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Figurine, Boy with Dog 1951
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
Two Bing & Grondahl Owls
Jul 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Bing & Grondahl Owls
by Alex Cooper
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Wired Hair Fox Terrier
Jul 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Wired Hair Fox Terrier
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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3 Bing & Grondahl Pieces
Jul 29, 10:00 AM EDT
3 Bing & Grondahl Pieces
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $60- $80
$151 Bid
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Baby Duck 1665
Jul 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Baby Duck 1665
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Mother's Love
Jul 16, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Mother's Love
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Bing and Grondahl Figurine, Boy with Bucket 2127
Jul 18, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing and Grondahl Figurine, Boy with Bucket 2127
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Bing & Grondahl Columbine
Jul 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Columbine
by Alex Cooper
Est: $250- $400
$1250 Bids
Bing & Grondahl Cobbler
Jul 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Cobbler
by Alex Cooper
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
Bing & Grondahl Boy Fisher Boy
Jul 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Boy Fisher Boy
by Alex Cooper
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
Bing & Grondahl Oriental Dancer
Jul 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Oriental Dancer
by Alex Cooper
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
Bing & Grondahl Trout
Jul 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Trout
by Alex Cooper
Est: $250- $350
$1250 Bids
Large H & G SELB Bavaria Porcelain Vase
Jul 30, 11:00 AM EDT
Large H & G SELB Bavaria Porcelain Vase
by Hidden Treasures Antiques & Fine Arts
Est: $500- $600
$3000 Bids
Bing and Grundahl Blue "Falling Leaves" Partial Dinner Service
Jul 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Bing and Grundahl Blue "Falling Leaves" Partial Dinner Service
by Nye & Company
Est: $20- $50
$100 Bids
INTERESTING DECORATIVE ARTS GROUP
Jul 31, 9:00 AM CDT
INTERESTING DECORATIVE ARTS GROUP
by Jackson's International
Est: $25- $50
$200 Bids
B & G Fox Sitting, Dahl-Jensen Vixen with Cubs
Jul 19, 10:00 AM EDT
B & G Fox Sitting, Dahl-Jensen Vixen with Cubs
by Alex Cooper
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Boy in Raincoat 2532
Jul 16, 2:00 PM EDT
Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine, Boy in Raincoat 2532
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Dog & Child Figures
Jul 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Dog & Child Figures
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $75- $125
$300 Bids
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2pc Bing & Grondahl Soup Bowls with Lids
Jul 30, 2:00 PM EDT
2pc Bing & Grondahl Soup Bowls with Lids
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids

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