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Bing & Grondahl

Bing & Grondahl

 

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Bing & Grondahl

The first attempts at producing porcelain in Copenhagen date to the period between 1731 and 1737 and later, between 1752 and 1756. The attempts, however, failed. It was only in the early 1870s when the chemist Fr. H. Müller succeeded in producing the first hard porcelain. Several years later, a shareholding company whose majority was owned by the Danish royal family was established. Thus, the foundation stone of the famed Royal Danish porcelain manufacture, Royal Copenhagen, was laid and the porcelain production in Denmark began.

Years later, in 1853, the private Copenhagen porcelain manufacture was established which held the greatest merit in turning Danish porcelain into a highly searched-after and famed items on a global scale just next to the royal manufacture. The porcelain factory focused on producing perfect ware decorated with flowers, collector’s remembrance plates and mainly porcelain sculptures whose subjects drew from life of the common people as well as animals. Especially the modeler K. F. Liisberg excelled in the latter field. Other modelers who collaborated with the manufacture were, for example, Jensen, Dall, Nielsen and many others.

The porcelain manufacture Bing & Grondahl developed over the time to become a significant competitor to the Royal Copenhagen both in the quality and the appearance of its products. Today, the two companies fused and operate under the title Royal Copenhagen.