Bing & Grondahl Seagull At A Glance
Brand: Bing and Grondahl Pattern: Seagull
Manufacturer Status: Discontinued In Production: 1895-1997
Description: Seagull, Gold trim
Dishwashing Method: Handwash Secondary Market Value: Strong
Production of the Seagull pattern was begun by Bing & Grondahl in 1895 and continued for over a century until 1997 when it was discontinued. This pattern became so popular in its' native Denmark that it became known as the "National Service of Denmark" and was in use in one tenth of all Danish households.
The beauty of this pattern is the softness of of the blue background along with gentle flapping of the seagull's extended wings. The effect produced is one of peace and tranquility. Bing and Grondahl Seagull is also a very light pattern, easy to hold and handle, which is indicative of the craftsmanship of fine bone china.
An extensive amount of pieces have made in the Seagull pattern. Beyond the standard china pieces used to set a formal table such as the five piece place setting, tea and coffee sets, serving bowls and platters, there have been numerous collectible pieces made such as leaf dishes, compotes, trays, candlesticks, vases and boxes.