Bing and Grondahl Danish Porcelain Plates Blue and White Butterfly Pattern 1908
A set of six, very attractive, antique Danish porcelain hand painted butterfly (summerfugl) pattern luncheon plates made by Bing and Grondahl (Bing and Grøndahl porcelænsmærker ) of Copenhagen (København), Denmark. They date from the early 20th century from 1902 -1914 during the Edwardian period.
The plates all have a scalloped rim and a low relief scale moulding to the cavetto and rim. They are hand painted in blue and white. The pattern consists of a central double ringed medallion with a butterfly surrounded with floral stems and leaves. The border is a simple line with six stylised half flowers. (We have seen these described as "spider webs"). Three plates have a dotted wing butterfly and three have a round lobed wing butterfly.
The plates are all marked on the base with the transfer printed green three tower mark based upon the City Coat of Arms of Copenhagen, B and G ,Kjøbenhavn , made in Denmark. There is also an under glaze blue B&G and each has a hand painted number probably the decorator's mark. They date to the 1902 to 1914, see the excellent website http://www.jamiri.dk/Bing-Grondahl-mark.htm .
These lobed rim plates are 7 1/2 inches (19 cm) in diameter, small dinner , luncheon or dessert plate size. There are six lobes to each plate.
The plates weigh a total 1679 g unpacked and are in fair antique condition, one has no chips cracks nor restoration, one has a tiny imperceptible rim chip, four have been expertly ground at the rims to remove either a chip or crack. Still a highly decorative and very usable set.
They make great display items and will be of interest to any collector of antique Danish porcelain, Bing and Grondahl items or blue and white plates.If you would like to see more images please message us.