Agriculture has been of great importance not only for Denmark but also many other countries in the world. Consequently, both in Denmark and other countries there have been manufactured a variety of porcelain plates and faience plates with motifs from agriculture.
Today a lot of the work in agriculture is done by machines, but many still remember the days when the farmer drove with horse and wagon in the field. Today we have a romantic vision of contemporary agriculture, such as illustrated on the German agricultural plates by Christian Seltmann.
Bing & Grondahl and Tove Svendsen plates are depicting episodes from Danish agriculture. B&G's fine white plates with brown line drawings are showing the processing of milk.
Bing & Grondahl Dairy Plates
From 1981 to 1984 Bing & Grondahl released a dairy plate every year for Christmas. The B&G plates from 1982 and 1983 show a milk wagon and milk man on his way with milk, the motif from 1981 shows a dairy store and the plate from 1984 shows a milkman bringing out with milk to the families doorsteps, so it was ready for the family breakfast.
Agriculture Plates from Christian Seltmann
Christian Seltmann has released an impressive series of agricultural plates, which depicts the harvest in the old days. The plates show how to help each other using scythe and horse-drawn carriage harvesting the grain and straw for the vinter season.
Tove Svendsen agricultural plates
Tove Svendsen Design is not one of the largest producers of plates, and we only carry some of her plates in our assortment, above you will find some of the agricultural plates designed by Tove Svendsen.
Other Agricultural Plates
Agriculture has always been important in Denmark and therefore there have been published many plaquettes and plates related to this occupation. Above you see the agricultural plates produced by other manufacturers than Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grondahl and Tove Svendsen.