Seahorse Motif Bing and Grøndahl Coffee Pot #91B
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Bing and Grøndahl was a Danish ceramics manufacturer founded in 1853, famous for their fine porcelains. This coffee pot is a lovely example of their artistry, decorated in their Traditional Blue design with sprigs of berries and flowers in cobalt blue on pure white. The charming lid finial and the handle are molded in the form of seahorses and there are molded "fish scales" on the lid and the base. The lid goes on just one way, which locks it into place for safety. The spout is fluted and has a tiny hole, both of which are designed to prevent dripping when pouring.
The printed green mark on the bottom was used from 1962 to 1970 and consists of three towers which are derived from the Coat of Arms of Copenhagen. Beneath those is the word "Kjøbenhavn," the Danish word for their capital city of Copenhagen, followed by the word DENMARK and the model number 91B, used by B & G with various patterns. This pattern plays well with other blue and white porcelain patterns from Bing and Grøndahl, as well as several from Royal Copenhagen and Villeroy & Boch, among others.
The pot is 9 1/2 inches tall to the top of the knob on the lid, 7 inches across from spout to handle and it holds 4 cups. With its lid on it weighs one pound nine ounces. It's in mint condition, apparently never used and absolutely lovely in every way.