Bing & Grøndahl, Danish, founded 1853. Sauceboat, 1888-1890. Porcelain, 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (15 x 20 cm)

Art Nouveau Innovation: Danish Porcelain from an American Collector

June 12, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Ann K. Walch-Chan Gallery

The Art Nouveau period was Danish porcelain’s renaissance, marked by technical and artistic innovations. From 1885 to 1920, manufacturers Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grøndahl reached new heights of artistic achievement, winning numerous awards along the way. Their output influenced the work of companies across Europe and created a global market for Danish porcelain. The objects in this exhibition, amassed over two generations, are from a private collection that spans nearly 250 years of porcelain production in Denmark.

From the Exhibition

  • Bing & Grøndahl, Danish, founded 1853. Vase, 1899-1900. Porcelain, 14 15/16 × 7 1/16 in. (38 × 18 cm)

  • Royal Copenhagen, Danish, founded 1775. Vase, 1886. Porcelain, 8 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (21 × 14 cm)

  • Royal Copenhagen, Danish, founded 1775. Bottle, 1899. Porcelain and silver, 4 15/16 × 5 7/8 in. (12.5 × 15
    cm)

  • Royal Copenhagen, Danish, founded 1775. Vase, 1900. Porcelain, 5 1/8 × 5 1/8 in. (13 × 13 cm)

  • Royal Copenhagen, Danish, founded 1775. Vase, 1886-1888. Porcelain, 7 1/16 × 6 5/16 in. (18 × 16 cm)

  • Royal Copenhagen, Danish, founded 1775. Figurine, designed 1890; made 1894. Porcelain, 3 9/16 × 11 7/16 in. (9 × 29 cm)