Both Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl have released the beautiful bisquit plates with Thorvaldsen motifs that symbolize the four seasons. The motifs are identical, and therefore, it is necessary to look at the factory stamp on the back of the plates to determine which of the two factories, that have manufactured the plate.
Bing & Grondahl issued Thorvaldsen plates about the 1850s and Royal Copenhagen released their much later - around 1970.
Bertel Thorvaldsen was born in 1770 and started early in his career at the Art Academy in Copenhagen, he was just 11 years old but because of his great talent, he got permission to start at the academy. He was trained as a sculptor and in 1796 he travelled to Rome where he stayed up until 1838. During his time he was a popular artist and he got many big orders.