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.
This wonderful Bing & Grondahl figurine #2180, circa 1970's, is called "Girl With Her Goat". The figure portrays a young bare foot girl, kneeling down beside her pet goat. She is dressed in a blue dress and long white apron, her light brown hair is braided into two braids reaching down her back almost to her waist, while on her head she wears a blue plaid kerchief. The white and medium brown goat stands close to her waiting for the leaves she is holding in her right hand. The sculpture was designed by Alex Locher and his name is impressed on the reverse side of the base. The figurine measures 7 3/4" in height and the base is 3 1/2" square. Stamped in green with the 'Three Royal Towers of Copenhagen - B&G - Copenhagen Porcelain - Made In Denmark", circa 1970-1983; also in blue "B & G" and in green the model number "2180" and artists initial 'B'. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful B & G porcelain figural sculpture.
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