The Bing & Grondahl Company was established in 1853 by Grondahl, who was a figurine maker for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, and the Bing brothers, who were art and book dealers. In 1987 the company merged with its primary competitor, under the name Royal Copenhagen.
Little did Fanny Garde (1855-1925) realize in 1895 when she created the Seagull pattern that it would become the 20th century's most popular porcelain pattern in Denmark. This lovely tea cup and saucer #305 has the image of a graceful seagull gliding over the front. The pale blue base blends into the darker blue top portion, The beak and eye of the seagull as well as rim or the cup and saucer have gold trim. The handle has the head of a sea-horse.
The cup measures 2 1/2" in height and 2 7/8" across; the saucer measures 5 1/4" across. Stamped in green with the "Three Royal Towers of Copenhagen - B&G - Copenhagen Porcelain - Made in Denmark", circa 1970-1983; also in green the model "305". There are no chips, cracks or repairs
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