National Geographic : 1977 Apr
The Currier&,Ives Plate Collection urrier & Ives created art that captured life in 19th century America. The tran quility of rural life, the splendor of America's mountains and plains, the excitement of our frontierand the grace of clipper ships and riverboats- all of these and more are recorded in their works. Now you can enjoy the best of Currier& Ives beautifullyreproducedon 12 flawless Bing & Grondahlporcelain plates. The Best of Currier & Ives The 12 individual works that make up this collection portray the romance of America during our nation's first 100 years. By carefully selecting only the best of the hundreds of works of Currier & Ives, this series presents a panorama of Americana rarely available to today's collectors. The Beauty of Bing & Grondahl Porcelain To reproduce a Currier & Ives scene accurately on a beautiful porcelain plate demands precision craftsmanship of the highest order - a quality for which Bing & Grondahl is world renowned. Since 1853 Bing & Grondahl has produced por celain in exclusive editions for Royalty and the wealthiest families of Europe. Bing & Grondahl's plates bear the symbol of appointment to the Royal Danish Court. This symbol will be on every plate in the Currier & Ives Plate Collection your assurance that each plate is truly a work of art and a masterpiece of design. An Important First Edition In 1895 Bing & Grondahl issued a plate that was to become most famous - The world's first Christmas Plate - recently valued at $2,750.