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Bing & Grondahl Childrens Day Plate - 2020
Bing & Grondahl Childrens Day Plate - 2020
Designed by Sven Vestergaard
Item #: RC1051106
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  • Designer: Sven Vestergaard
  • Brand: Royal Copenhagen / Denmark
  • Item #: RC1051106
  • Availability: Usually ships 2-3 business days
  • Dimensions:
    Ø: 5"
  • Material:
    Porcelain
  • Care:
    Hand Wash Only
  • The little viking girl blows her lur, and the rooster should perhaps watch out, as the girl and her Viking friend is ready for the battlefield with both sword and shield. The Children's Day plate has been issued every year since 1985 and again this year, the plate is created by Sven Vestergaard who has lovingly portrayed the Nordic Viking era from a child's perspective.
    Sven VestergaardAn early start....
    At the age of 16 Sven Vestergaard (b. 1932) was employed at the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory as an apprentice in the overglaze department. The effect of this decision is still evident in his meticulous attention to minute detail and the subtleties of the porcelain medium.
    In 1959 Sven left the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and started working as illustrator at various Danish advertising agencies as well as Berlingske Tidende, Denmark's oldest newspaper.

    ...and a happy return
    When the position as draughtsman in the factory's design studio became vacant in 1975, Sven Vestergaard, who had never lost his love for porcelain, was happy to return and develop his talents as an artist.
    That same year Sven Vestergaard's artwork was chosen for the Christmas plate, "Danish Watermill", his first Christmas plate in a series of many.
    In 1985 he became designer of Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plates and in 1989 he got his own studio, working on a freelance basis for Royal Copenhagen.

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    Founded in 1775, Royal Copenhagen is one of the world’s oldest companies, and for more than 235 years their products have been made with not only the deepest respect for tradition, but also the highest standards of craftsmanship. Today, Royal Copenhagen is a highly distinguished brand, renowned for its exclusive quality porcelain products and its immaculate design.
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