11.5 inch Bing & Grondahl Seagull Large Oval Dish with Gold Trim 1948 - 1951 Rare Shape No. 226
Maker: Bing & Grondahl
Country: DANMARK ( Denmark )
Date of Production: 1948 - 1951
Pattern: Seagull - Discontinued
Shape Number: 226 (rare)
Size: 11.5 inches at its widest point and 1.5 inches tall
Color: Blue , White, Gold
Material: Porcelain with metallic gold trim
Graduated blue to pale blue on molded scales with two seagulls in flight in the center that have been accented with metallic gold
Condition: Very Good with no signs of use. No chips or cracks. Beautiful, hard to find shape.
The founders of Bing & Grondahl were:
Frederik Vilhelm Grøndahl (1819-1856), technical director
Meyer Hermann Bing (1819-1883)
Jacob Herman Bing (1811-1896)
Both brothers were economic directors.
The three towers in the hallmark comes from the City Coat of Arms of Copenhagen.
The Seagull pattern was designed by Fanny Garde in 1895. The company's Seagull dinnerware series became known as the "National Service of Denmark" in the 1950s when it was found in one tenth of all Danish households.
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