- Pattern: Fetching The Christmas Tree, by Kai Lange
- Vintage: 1964
- Made in Denmark by Royal Copenhagen
- Details: This gorgeous plate is part of the long tradition of Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates. They started in 1908 and have continued releasing a new design every year. These are limited edition plates, after they're issued, the mould is destroyed. These are fine porcelain collector's plates exclusively created by Royal Copenhagen and highly desired collectibles. This is the 1964 edition which is a base relief transfer of a painting by Kai Lange titled "juletræet henter" (loosely translated to Fetching the Christmas Tree). The back reads as follows: "Royal Copenhagen Denmark, Kai Lange, Juletræet Henter, Fetching The Christmas Tree". The plate has pre-drilled holes for hanging with wire or you can use a plate hanger/stand. This is a beautiful tradition which you will enjoy starting or continue adding to every year.
- Materials: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 7.25 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, scratches, or crazing on this piece. 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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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. Not to be outdone, Royal Copenhagen, originally called "Royal Porcelain Factory" released their own line of Christmas blue and white plates in 1908. Royal Porcelain Factory is a Danish manufacturer of porcelain products and was founded in Copenhagen in 1775 under the protection of Danish Dowager Queen Juliane Marie. In 1987 Royal Porcelain Factory acquired Bing & Grondahl, who was their largest competitor, the new company, which includes other mergers, is called "Royal Copenhagen".
Kai Lange was an artist, born in 1870 and lived in Denmark, he was known for his oil paintings. His works are featured in several Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates. He died in 1936.