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The shipping industry has always been important for Denmark and has generated much employment. Holmegaard has released beautiful ship plates in glass and Bing & Grondahl and Royal Copenhagen has published porcelain plates with motifs of ships.

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Ship plate, The Trainingship Denmark 1973, Bing & Grondahl -38%
Ship plate, The Trainingship Denm...
USD 50.10
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Item no: BS1973 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, Tjalfe 1981, Bing & Grondahl -70%
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Item no: BS1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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1978 Holmegaard ship plate, the sloop Elisabeth of Løkken -16%
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USD 25.60
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Item no: HS1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1983 The Navy's Christmas plate, Royal Copenhagen -34%
1983 The Navy's Christmas plate, R...
USD 20.20
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Item no: RSS1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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Ship plate Fyrskibet 1987, Bing & Grondahl -80%
Ship plate Fyrskibet 1987, Bing & Gron...
USD 24.72
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Item no: BS1987 Year: 1987 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Gorch Fock - A German Training Ship. Windjammer plate number 4, Bing & Grondahl
Gorch Fock - A German Training Ship. Windjammer plate number 4, Bing & Grondahl
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Gorch Fock - A German Training S...
USD 34.86
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Item no: BW4 Measurement: Ø: 27 cm
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1975 Holmegaard ship plate, Tordenskjold's flagship Laaland -32%
1975 Holmegaard ship plate, Tordens...
USD 37.92
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Item no: HS1975 Year: 1975 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1984 Holmegaard ship Plate, the fregat Jylland
1984 Holmegaard ship Plate, the freg...
USD 40.54
Item no: HS1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1976 The Navy's Christmas plate, Royal Copenhagen -38%
1976 The Navy's Christmas plate, R...
USD 12.54
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Item no: RSS1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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1976 Tove Svendsen Fishing plate -12%
1976 Tove Svendsen Fishing ...
USD 17.65
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Item no: TSFE1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Windjammer vase with The Trainingship Denmark, Bing & grondahl No. 55251
Windjammer vase with The Trainingship Denmark, Bing & grondahl No. 55251
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Windjammer vase with The Trainings...
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Item no: 55251 Measurement: H: 26 cm
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Plate no. 1 in the series "The Vessels of Exploration" -22%
Plate no. 1 in the series "The Vessel...
USD 31.57
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Item no: BRADEX26-R62-26-1 Year: 1988 Measurement: Ø: 21 cm
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Ship plate, The Trainingship Georg Stage 1971, Bing & Grondahl -60%
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USD 75.47
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Item no: BS1971 Year: 1971 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Trainingship Lilla Dan 1974, Bing & Grondahl -56%
Ship plate, The Trainingship Lilla D...
USD 31.57
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Item no: BS1974 Year: 1974 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Trainingship Copenhagen 1976, Bing & Grondahl -47%
Ship plate, The Trainingship Cope...
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Item no: BS1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Steamschooner Hans Egede 1977, Bing & Grondahl -69%
Ship plate, The Steamschooner Ha...
USD 18.89
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Item no: BS1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Emigrationvessel SS Thingvalla 1978, Bing & Grondahl -59%
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USD 24.72
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Item no: BS1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Frigate Jutland 1979, Bing & Grondahl -59%
Ship plate, The Frigate Jutland 197...
USD 24.72
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Item no: BS1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Steamship Frederik, 1984, Bing & Grondahl -31%
Ship plate, The Steamship Frederi...
USD 31.57
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Item no: BS1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate "Svaerdfisken" 1989, Bing & Grondahl -61%
Ship plate "Svaerdfisken" 198...
USD 31.57
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Item no: BS1989 Year: 1989 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Valkyrien 1990, Bing & Grondahl -61%
Ship plate Valkyrien 1990, Bing & Gron...
USD 31.57
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Item no: BS1990 Year: 1990 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Anglo Dane 1991, Bing & Grondahl -61%
Ship plate Anglo Dane 1991, Bing &...
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Item no: BS1991 Year: 1991 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Fulton 1992, Bing & Grondahl -61%
Ship plate Fulton 1992, Bing & Gron...
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Item no: BS1992 Year: 1992 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Dronning Alexandrine 1993, Bing & Grondahl -7%
Ship plate Dronning Alexandrine 1993, ...
USD 75.47
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Item no: BS1993 Year: 1993 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Turoe 1995, Bing & Grondahl -23%
Ship plate Turoe 1995, Bing & Gron...
USD 62.78
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Item no: BS1995 Year: 1995 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate "The Eagle" 1996, Bing & Grondahl -23%
Ship plate "The Eagle" 1996, Bing ...
USD 62.78
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Item no: BS1996 Year: 1996 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Gertrud Rask 1997, Bing & Grondahl -10%
Ship plate Gertrud Rask 1997, Bing & ...
USD 72.92
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Item no: BS1997 Year: 1997 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Training Ship Denmark. Windjammer plate no.1, Bing & Grondahl
The Training Ship Denmark. Windjammer plate no.1, Bing & Grondahl
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The Training Ship Denmark. Windjam...
USD 34.86
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Item no: BW1 Measurement: Ø: 27 cm
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Gladan - The Swedish Training Ship. Windjammer plate nr. 3, Bing & Grondahl
Gladan - The Swedish Training Ship. Windjammer plate nr. 3, Bing & Grondahl
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Gladan - The Swedish Training ...
USD 34.86
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Item no: BW3 Measurement: Ø: 27 cm
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Plate no. 2596A Ships returnng home in black and white, Villeroy & Boch -36%
Plate no. 2596A Ships returnng ho...
USD 15.02
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Item no: DV3002 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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The Atlantic Lines plate no. 2, Bing & Grondahl -17%
The Atlantic Lines plate no. 2, Bing & ...
USD 126.15
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Item no: DV3038 Measurement: Ø: 26 cm
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1977 Holmegaard ship plate, the king's ship Ørnen -38%
1977 Holmegaard ship plate, the king'...
USD 18.89
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Item no: HS1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1980 Holmegaard ship plate, the training ship Copenhagen -19%
1980 Holmegaard ship plate, the train...
USD 24.72
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Item no: HS1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1967 The Navy's Christmas plate, Royal Copenhagen -38%
1967 The Navy's Christmas plate, R...
USD 18.89
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Item no: RSS1967 Year: 1967 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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1974 The Navy's Christmas plate, Royal Copenhagen -23%
1974 The Navy's Christmas plate, R...
USD 6.20
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Item no: SOV1974 Year: 1974 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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1978 The Navy's Christmas plate, Royal Copenhagen -23%
1978 The Navy's Christmas plate, R...
USD 6.20
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Item no: SOV1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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Swedish Maritime Transport "Minnet" -29%
Swedish Maritime Transport "Minnet"
USD 29.02
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Item no: SVS05 Measurement: H: 3 cm x Ø: 28 cm
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1977 Tove Svendsen Fishing plate -21%
1977 Tove Svendsen Fishing ...
USD 15.82
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Item no: TSFE1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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1978 Tove Svendsen Fishing plate -20%
1978 Tove Svendsen Fishing ...
USD 24.72
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Item no: TSFE1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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1983 Tove Svendsen Fishing plate -20%
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USD 24.72
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Item no: TSFE1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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1986 Tove Svendsen Fishing plate -20%
1986 Tove Svendsen Fishing ...
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Item no: TSFE1986 Year: 1986 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Arabia Ship Plate Topsail Schooner -20%
Arabia Ship Plate Topsail Schooner
USD 46.09
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Item no: XASK01 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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Georg Stage 100 Years Jubilee plate/bowl 1882-1982, Bing & Grondahl -46%
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USD 164.22
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Item no: BNR1013-1 Year: 1982
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Georg Stage 100 Years Jubilee plate/bowl 1882-1982 - Handpainted with gold -68%
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USD 164.22
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Item no: BNR1013-1-G Year: 1982
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Denmark 50th Anniversary Dish 1933-1983 - Hand painted with gold
Denmark 50th Anniversary Dish 1933-1983 - Hand painted with gold
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Denmark 50th Anniversary Dish 1...
USD 253.03
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Item no: BNR1013-3-G Year: 1982
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Plate with Sailing Ship, Fulton Marstal, Bing & Grondahl -47%
Plate with Sailing Ship, Fulton Marst...
USD 37.41
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Item no: BNR8207-621 Measurement: Ø: 25 cm
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Swedish Ship plate, Sunbeam 1981, Bing & Grondahl -50%
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USD 37.34
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Item no: BNR8616-619 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Swedish Ship plate, Gladan 1982, Bing & Grondahl -50%
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Item no: BNR8618-619 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Anniversary plate, Ship plate, The paddle steamer Korsør 1883-1983, Bing & Grondahl -40%
Anniversary plate, Ship plate, The pa...
USD 34.42
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Item no: BNR8623-620 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Plate no. 4 in the series "The Vessels of Exploration" -22%
Plate no. 4 in the series "The Vessel...
USD 31.57
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Item no: BRADEX26-R62-26-4 Year: 1989 Measurement: Ø: 21 cm
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Ship plate, The Trainingship Viking 1975, Bing & Grondahl -56%
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Item no: BS1975 Year: 1975 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Schooner Morten Jensen 1980, Bing & Grondahl -53%
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Item no: BS1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Paddle Steamer Riberhuus 1982, Bing & Grondahl -53%
Ship plate, The Paddle Steamer Ri...
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Item no: BS1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate, The Topsail Schooner Mercantic II 1983, Bing & Grondahl -31%
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Item no: BS1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Hans Hedtoft 1985, Bing & Grondahl -18%
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Item no: BS1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Galathea 1986, Bing & Grondahl -46%
Ship plate Galathea 1986, Bing & Gron...
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Item no: BS1986 Year: 1986 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Selandia 1988, Bing & Grondahl -70%
Ship plate Selandia 1988, Bing & Gron...
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Item no: BS1988 Year: 1988 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Fanoe 1994, Bing & Grondahl -10%
Ship plate Fanoe 1994, Bing & Gron...
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Item no: BS1994 Year: 1994 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Jutlandia 1998, Bing & Grondahl -23%
Ship plate Jutlandia 1998, Bing & Gron...
USD 62.78
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Item no: BS1998 Year: 1998 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship plate Gertrude Mærsk 1999, Bing & Grondahl
Ship plate Gertrude Mærsk 1999, Bing ...
USD 81.16
Item no: BS1999 Year: 1999 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Historically plates with ships and maritime motifs have been very popular both in Denmark and abroad. Denmarks proud naval traditions have had great importance for the many plates that have been made with motifs of ships. Both Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl have made many plates that reminds us of the naval traditions.

Windjammerplates B&G

Among the most beautiful of the many ship plates are without a doubt the windjammer series from Bing & Grondahl.

Windjammer plate series from Bing & Grondahl

The Windjammer was the last great class of sailships in use for transport on the oceans. They were in use from the second half of the 19th century until around 1950 with its heyday being in the period 1870-1900. They were the largest sailships to ever be built and could transport between 2000 and 5000 ton. The largest windjammer that was built was Preußen, which had a capacity of up to 7800 ton.

The windjammers were sailship of the industrial age built using the most modern techniques. The hull was made og iron and steel, which gave room for far more cargo than in wooden ships. The sails had mechanical control to reduce the need for crewmen to service the ship.

The ship is fast and can under the correct wind conditions maintain a cruising speed of 15 knots (28 km/h) and some have reached 21 knots (39 km/h). Compare this to modern freight ships like the Maersk Triple E class that have a maximum speed of 23 knots.

The winjammer was faster than the steamships that it competed with. Furthermore it could travel its route with fewer stops than steamship since it did not have to seek port to bunker coal or oil or have fresh water for the steam engine. The windjammer was only dependend on fresh supplies for the crew on the trip.

In the end the windjammer was outperformed due to the large carrying capacity and better ability to keep schedules of the steamships, as the steamers were not dependend on the wind.

The windjammer is still with us as training ships, which are also the ships shown on Bing & Grondahls Windjammer plates, where the first is adorned by the Danish training ship Danmark.

Windjammer plate Training ship Danmark

Windjammer plate Norwegian training ship

Ship plates B&G

Bing & Grondahl also issued a series of ship plates between 1971 and 2000 when the series ended. This series shows famous Danish ships both with sail and engine. The series started with to plates showing the training ship Georg Stage in both 1971 and 1972. Then follows a row of other training ships; 1973 The Training Ship Danmark, 1974 The Training Ship Lilla Dan, 1975 The Training Ship Viking, 1976 The Training Ship København.

In 1977 it is the steamschonner Hans Egede that adorns the plate. Of the more famous ships on the ship plates we find the frigate Jylland in 1979, Galathea in 1986, Selandia the world's first operational diesel ship in 1988, Fulton in 1992 and Jutlandia in 1998.

B&G ship plates

B&G Ship plates

Royal Copenhagen The Navy's Christmas Plates

Royal Copenhagen has issued two series of the Navy's Christmas plates. One with a blue edge and one with a white. The motifs on these are not necessarily ships, but motifs related to the navy. Thus the series with a blue edge has Tordenskjold as motif in 1966 and Niels Juhl in 1977. The series with a white edge lasted the longest from 1961 to 1985, while the blue series lasted from 1964 to 1983.

Ship portraits B&G

Bing & Grondahl's ship portraits are not plates but marine paintings with frames. The special feature of these paintings is that unlike regular paintings that are painted on a canvas they are painted on a porcelain surface. The four paintings in the series of Danish ship portraits are; Haabet af København, Caroline af København, The Brig Sara and Frederick den Siette.

Holmegaard Ship Plates

Holmegaard has also produced plates with ships. The plates were issued from 1971 to 1990. These plates differ from the other by being made of glass with a drawing being added on the surface. The series include motifs of ships like the paddle steamer Hjejlen that sail the lakes of Silkeborg and is the oldest paddle steamer in the world that is still in use and the Training Ship København.