Bing & Grondahl 6″ Wall Plate Ballerina Girl 4905-949
If you are looking for a gift for a girl and boy, (or yourself!), then look no further than this gorgeous Bing & Grondahl 6″ Wall Plate Ballerina Girl 4905-949 . Designed by the famous Danish Modernist Artist, Ib Antoni (1929-1973).
This kitsch Blue & White 1960s Bing & Grondahl Copenhagen Porcelain Plate features a Danish girl dressed as a Ballerina 4905-949; commemorating the Royal Danish Ballet. We also have a Danish boy, with a fish, dressed in traditional Greenlandic Inuit dress 4904-949 . Although designed as wall plates, they could also be used as large coasters on, for example, a bed side cabinet.
In very good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Very slight rub marks on the rear where the wire has been in contact with the porcelain.
A discount is given if both plates are bought in the same transaction. Shipping will be combined.
Base Diameter: 11cm
Face Diameter: 15cm (6″)
Three tower printed mark (used 1970-1983)
Made in Denmark
Design number 4905-949
Some Trivia For You
Bing & Grondahl (B&G) porcelain was founded in 1853 by Frederik Vilhelm Grøndahl and brothers Meyer. H. Bing and Jacob.H. Bing.
The distinctive blue colouration and glazing is obtained using cobalt blue paint on unfired porcelain. The porcelain is then fired, glazed and fired again: known as ‘underglaze firing.’
The three towers in the back mark comes from the Coat of Arms of Copenhagen.
In 1987 B&G merged with the Royal Porcelain Factory to form ‘Royal Copenhagen’.