Mint condition 8" porcelain commemorative plate issued by the noted Danish ceramics firm Bing and Grondahl in 1907 after the death of noted playwrite Hendrik Ibsen. Designed by Christian Krogh it features 3 swans with bats and large bird of prey in the characteristic blues and whites of Danish porcelain. Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theater. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century.
1907 Ibsen Commemorative Bing & Grondahl Plate