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Bing and Grondahl Seagull Dinnerware

 

 

 

Little did Fanny Garde realize in 1895 when she created it, how widely popular the Bing & Grondahl dinnerware series, Seagull with gold, would become. Seagull with gold has often been described as one of the most typical Danish objects you can buy.

Seagull with gold dinnerware series is considered one of the most typical Danish objects. It reflects Danish nature as well as the traditions of Danish craftsmanship. Denmark is surrounded by blue sea, and Danish decorative art mirrors this in this renowned, delicate porcelain in shades of soft blue, achieved from the unique underglaze decoration technique developed in Denmark in the 1880's.

The artist behind the Seagull with gold, Fanny Garde (1855-1925), was one of the pioneers of this development and one of the first popular dinner services produced using this special craftsmanship technique was hers.

The Seagull with gold was created at the dawn of the Art Nouveau era and expresses the then completely new feeling: the need for nature, light and air. Natural subjects were much in vogue, and Fanny Garde chose the seagull as her main motif.

Graceful seagulls glide over plates and other pieces. Pale blue lower halves blend completely into the white on the top halves. Sea horses form handles and scales form the pattern round the edges.

At the turn of the century, the seagull was not as common in Denmark as now, and thus more appreciated. Outside the window of her studio, Fanny Garde had erected a feeding box for the seagulls. They would land on it and feed, providing her with both inspiration and live models.

Seagull with gold, together with Blue Fluted and Blue Flower, is one of the 20th century’s most popular porcelain services in Denmark, and has, naturally, a place at The Danish National Museum as an example of something typically Danish.

Seagull with gold is decorated with gold along the borders, on the beak of the seagull and on the sea horse.

The Seagull with gold dinnerware series is dishwasher-safe and will tolerate up to 75 degrees Centigrade (165 degrees Fahrenheit), heating up in oven and gradually cooling down.

Items of the Seagull with gold dinnerware series are not suitable for microwave oven.

Item Number Description Price
S8 Gravy Boat with attached under plate  8 1/4" $110
S12B Oblong Bowl  9 1/4" x 7 5/8" $100
S16 Oval Serving Platter  13 1/2" x 9" $125
S18 (318) Small serving platter  10" x 7" $120
S21A Fruit Saucer  5 3/8" $100
S22 (322,622) Large Rim Soup Bowl   9 1/2" $40
S23 (323, 623) Rim Soup Bowl  8 1/4" $40
S25 (325, 625) Dinner Plate  9 3/4" sold out
S26 (326, 626) Luncheon Plate  8 1/2" $35
S27 (618) Salad Plate  7 1/2" $65
S28 (306) Salad/Herring Plate  6 3/4" $40
S28A Bread & Butter Plate  6" $25
S30,S1000 Individual Butter Dish  3 3/4" $20
S39 Oval Serving Dish  9 1/8" x 6" $75
S40 Triangular Serving Dish  9 1/4" $80
S40B (350) Small Scalloped Bowl  5 3/4" $50
S44 Round Coupe Serving Bowl  8" $75
S96 Rectangular Serving Tray  11" x 6" $65
S102 Coffee Cup and Saucer  3" cup $40
S108 Tea Cup and Saucer  4" cup $100
S171 Pierced Vase  3" tall $100
S172 Tall Sugar Bowl (rare)  4 3/4" tall $250
S186 Vase  6 1/4" $75
S189 Large Creamer  4 1/4" $55
S198 Small Leaf Dish  7 1/2" $60
S199 Large Leaf Dish  9 1/2" $85
S200 Individual Oyster Serving Dish  3 1/2" $20
S202 Vase  5" tall $50
S208 Bud Vase  3" $25
S216 Condiment Tray  8 1/2" x 5 1/8" $50
S219 Cigarette Cup  2 7/8" tall $35
S219S Short Cup, 1 1/2" tall $35
S240 (183) Toothpick holder  2 1/2" $20
S246 Eight Sided Individual Butter Dish  3 1/2" $35
S304 (101) Round Serving Platter with Handles  10" $75
S349 Oval Serving Tray  7" x 4 1/2" $50
S351(227) Large Scalloped Bowl  7 1/4" $80
S361 (52D) Triangular Serving Dish  5 1/4" $45
S367 Cigar/Cigarette Lighter  3" $145
S378 Rectangular Serving Tray  15" x 5 3/4" $175
S672 Small  Bud vase  2 1/8" tall $25
S677 Vase  4 1/8" tall $45

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