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 beautiful B&G bowl measures 7 1/2" across and 1 1/4" in depth. It's unusual 8-sided design is enhances by a floral arrangement in the base of the bowl. The base carries the green mark "Copenhagen Porcelain - Made In Denmark - B&G - 335" with the three arches and decorator's mark in blue. There are no cracks, chips, nicks or repairs; under certain light you can see several minor, no harm, wear scratches in the base of the bowl. A wonderful piece of Danish porcelain that could be used for numerous occasions.