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Bing & Grondahl Figurines & Other Collectibles
Bing & Grondahl figurines and other fine porcelain collectibles are beloved by collectors all over the world. Bing & Grondahl was founded in 1853 by Frederik Vilhelm Grøndahl, who had previously worked producing figurines for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, and brothers Meyer Hermann Bing and Jacob Herman Bing, who were sellers of art and books. At their factory just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark they began to make decorative figurines that were based on classical designs. Soon afterward they branched out and began producing fine porcelain dinnerware and coffee sets.
Some of Bing & Grondahl's most famous collectibles are their annual Christmas plates which they began making in 1895. Each year a new plate is issued featuring a traditional winter scene. Over the years these plates have become highly coveted by collectors and early plates in the series can command prices in the thousands of dollars. Another series that has proven to be very popular with collectors is Bing & Grondahl's Mother's Day Collection of decorative plates which they began producing in 1969.
In 1987 Bing & Grondahl merged with Royal Copenhagen, their main competitor for a great many years. Bing & Grondahl continues to produce their famous annual Christmas plates and Mother's Day plates to the delight of collectors worldwide.