Copenhgen, 1953. 1st. Original boards. First Edition. 4to. Portolio. 4 pp. text; 12 color plates (laid in). By the Director of the Danish Museum of Decorative Art. Cream linen spine over pale blue boards; string ties. Light age toning & wear to extremities; a near fine copy. A history with images of products by Bing & Grøndahl, founded on April 15, 1853, by Grøndahl, who was a figurine maker for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, and the Bing brothers, who were art and book dealers. The company's Seagull dinnerware series became known as the "National Service of Denmark" in the 1950s when it was found in one tenth of all Danish households. (Inventory #: 17807)
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