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Decorative Plate, Royal Copenhagen 1975, The Queen's Christmas Residence, Vintage

Decorative Plate, Royal Copenhagen 1975, The Queen's Christmas Residence, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Christmas Plate 1975, Copenhagen Marselisborg, The Queen's Christmas Residence
  • Vintage: 1975
  • 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 designs 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 1975 edition which is a base relief transfer of a painting by Kai Lange titled "Marselisborg-The Queen's Christmas Residence".  (Marselisborg Palace in  Aarhus).  The back has information as follows: The Royal Copenhagen Denmark stamp, the three blue waves, (their signature of authenticity, fine craftsmanship and Danish porcelain art).  The initials K L for Kai Lange.  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 review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 

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.

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