In 1853 brothers M.H. and J.H. Bing formed a partnership with Frederick Vilhelm Grondahl in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their early wares were porcelain plaques and figurines. Dinnerware production began in 1863 and by 1889 their underglaze color "Copenhagen Blue" had earned them world acclaim. The company continues production of fine porcelains to this day.
This wonderful 1930 jubilee plate was created to honor the 125th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish author, fairy tale writer and poet noted for his children's stories. The plate was designed by I. Tjene and features a fisherman in a boat holding this fishnet or sein. The plate measures 8" across and is drilled for hanging. Marked on the base in green their are no cracks chips, nicks or repairs. A great collectors item.