- Pattern: Currier & Ives - Home on the Mississippi
- Vintage: 1977 - 1978
- Made in Denmark
- Details: This is a limited edition, fine porcelain collector's plate series exclusively created by Bing & Grondahl for the Danbury Mint. The series has 12 different scenes based on lithographs designed by Currier & Ives from the 1800's to 1907. Each plate depicts a different scene from America of old. This one is called "Home on the Mississippi", it's plate # 751 the 1st in the series. It depicts a river front scene with moss covered trees, a beautiful white house. There's a horse drawn carriage and people walking outside. In the distance there's a Paddlewheeler sailing on what is probably the Mississippi river. The plate has the Currier & Ives Scene in the center which is rimmed with a gold verge plus has a beautiful scroll pattern on the border and finished with a gold rim. The back has all the information regarding this collection and it is stamped: "By Appointment to the Royal Danish Court, Copenhagen Porcelain Made in Denmark". It has pre-drilled holes for hanging with wire or you can use a plate hanger. This is a beautiful collection of Old Americana and would make a lovely wall decor in a study, living room, office, or entrance hall. A great gift for an American history collector. We have other plates in this series, please search Currier & Ives if interested.
- Materials: Porcelain
- Dimensions: Approx 8.0 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, scratches, or crazing on any of the plates, the gold rim is in excellent condition as well. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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Currier and Ives was started by Nathaniel Currier in 1835. It was a successful American printmaking firm in New York City that produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs and later colored by hand, usually by German immigrants. In 1857 Nathaniel partnered with James Merritt Ives and the company became Currier & Ives. Currier and Ives was the most successful company of lithographers in the U.S. Their works included lithographs of American life with different themes like: hunting, fishing, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, ships, railroads, winter scenes, still lifes and so much more. Currier died in 1888 and Ives was active in the firm until his death in 1895. Both Currier's and Ives's sons followed their fathers in the business, until they closed in 1907. Today, original Currier and Ives prints are much sought by collectors, and modern reproductions of them are popular decorations.
Bing & Grondahl was a Danish porcelain manufacturer founded in 1853 by Frederik Vilhelm Grondahl, who was a sculptor, along with two merchant brothers, Meyer Hermann Bing and Jacob Herman Bing. In 1895, Bing & Grondahl created the first in their series of Christmas plates which have been released for more than 100 years. The plates have traditional winter scenes in blue and white and are extremely popular with collectors. In 1987 the company merged the Royal Porcelain Factory, who was their largest competitor, the new company is called, Royal Copenhagen.