Bing & Grondahl vases and jars
Vases have through the years been a large item for Bing & Grondahl. The selection is large, but can generally be divided into three categories; flowers, landscapes and maritime. There are exceptions of course, but these three are the dominant types. That there are many vases with maritime motifs is quite natural given the maritime traditions of Denmark. A good example of the maritime vases of Bing & Grondahl is the Windjammer vase with the trainingship Danmark that belongs to the plate series with windjammers.
Of the popular and well known series we also find the many vases with Lily of the Valley. This motif was issued on many different types of vases. A similar series was produced with Wisteria. Beyond that there are numerous other vases with floral motifs of all kinds with known flowers from the nature of Denmark.
The danish landscapes have also been heavily used as motif on the vases. Here we find the gentle danish landscapes often represented in idyllic motifs with small country cottages and meandering roads near trees and small ponds. This gives the vases a very cozy feel. A motif with a bit extra is when a dolmen has been placed in the landscape of the vase hinting back to the far past of the country. These vases goes well with the plates with landscape motifs on the walls.
Bing & Grondahl also produced Christmas vases like they did Christmas plates for some time. These vases were also produced annually in the well known blue glazing.
Mostly Bing & Grondahls vases have been in porcelain, while Royal Copenhagen has been more varied in their choice of materials.