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BING & GRØNDAHL COLLECTIBLES
The Bing & Grøndahl Christmas plate was the first of its kind in the world, when it was created in the late 1800s. Today, the evocative motifs and noble craftsmanship of the Bing & Grøndahl Collectibles is known and loved around the world. Created in 1895.
The idea of Christmas plate originated with Harald Bing, owner of Bing & Grøndahl, who hired Swedish artist Frans August Hallin to create the motif. Hallin’s technique of cutting the motif for the plate in relief created a very detailed expression. The first motif was the Copenhagen skyline. Only 400 copies of the plate were produced, but it became the start of a Christmas tradition that thousands of collectors anticipate with excitement every year. Later, more Collectibles have joined the series of Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grøndahl; the bell, drop, cup and more lovable items.