It was the other thing I picked up at last weeks auction that I hadn't noticed when I posted my Auction Watch. It is a large part dinner setting of "Mexico" originally designed by Jens Quistgaard c 1969 for Kronjyden Nissen, Denmark and then continued by Bing and Grondahl when they took over in 1972.
It is beautiful stoneware of course, and has the most beautiful colour runs from browns to violets on the faintest of grey backgrounds. I've only just learnt the name of it... but you might remember the design from my "top 10 teapots" post last year. The teapot from this range is probably the standout.
It must still be quite popular going by some of the prices in the replacement stores - the cereal bowls vary between $35 and $90 each!
There were so many patterns around this time called "Mexico" by makers - obviously something to do with the hype of the Olympics in Mexico City in 1969. .
I will start listing some of the items here in the eBay store this weekend for those interested. There is also a huge baking dish to match.
|Mexico Milk Jug - Bing & Grondahl|
|Mexico - Small cup & saucer trio Bing & Grondahl|
|Mexico Sugar Bowl - Bing & Grondahl|
|Mexico - Large Cup - Bing & Grondahl|
|Mexico Sauce Boat - Bing and Grondahl|
|Mexico Cereal Bowl - Bing & Grondahl|
|Mexico - butter dish - Bing & Grondahl|
|Mexico - Plate design - Bing & Grohndahl|
|Mexico Salad Bowl - Bing & Grondahl|