Valdemar Pedersen for Bing & Grøndahl
BING & GRØNDAHL
Bing & Grøndahl was a Danish porcelain manufacturer founded in 1853 by the sculptor Frederik Vilhelm Grøndahl and merchant brothers Meyer Hermann Bing and Jacob Herman Bing.
Grøndahl, who was a figurine maker for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, and the Bing brothers, who were art and book dealers joined forces and located their venture outside the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. Grøndahl initially began the company to produce porcelain figurines modeled on the neoclassical sculptures of Thorvaldsen. The company extended production to include elegant tableware and coffee sets and are said to have created the first collectible Christmas plates.