Since 1969, Bing & Grondahl has produced Mother’s Day Plate annual collectible plates for the holiday that depict animal mothers and their young. Subjects include a dog and puppies, cat and kittens, mare and foal, duck and ducklings, bear and cubs, swan and cygnets, and more. We’re very pleased to announce that the 2012 Bing & Grondahl Mother’s Day collectible plate has arrived, and is available for this holiday! This year’s lovely blue and white Bing & Grondahl plate depicts a polar bear with her three cubs, and the inscription in Danish, “Mors Dag 2012,” or “Mother’s Day 2012.” Follow the link below to have a look at our complete selection from this unusual and charming series (please note that Replacements, Ltd. also has the very rare original 1969 plate Mother’s Day plate, "Dog and Puppies").
The first company in the world to produce a series of annual plates for Mother's Day, Denmark’s Bing & Grondahl is the second oldest and second largest porcelain-producing factory in the country, rivaling its predecessor, Royal Copenhagen. Formed in Copenhagen in 1853 by Frederik Vilhelm Grondahl, with financing from M.H. and J.H. Bing, Bing & Grondahl perfected the “underglaze” method of firing in 1889, a technique now imitated by many companies to produce sharp, crisp images that do not bleed when fired. Each plate is hand painted in cobalt blue on white clay biscuit. Like the company’s other high-quality porcelain productions, the Mother’s Day Plate is a gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.
To order and browse our Bing & Grondahl Mother’s Day Plate collectibles, follow the link below.