Artistic porcelain

Seaweed, insects, flowers and plants are the recurring motifs of Effie Hegermann-Lindencrone and Fanny Garde’s production for the porcelain factory Bing & Grøndahl. Find several of their beautiful creations at our online auction No. 1434.

Creative female forces

Effie Hegermann-Lindencrone (1860-1945) and Fanny Garde (1855-1928) met when they both studied at the School of Drawing and Art Industry for women in Copenhagen. This encounter became the start of a long and very close ceramic partnership, which began in 1885 when they started working for G. Eifrig in Valby at Københavns Lervarefabrik (Copenhagen ceramic factory). As soon as a year later, they were picked out by Bing & Grøndahl to carry out the underglaze decoration of what was to be the very famous Heron service, which later represented B&G at several international exhibitions including the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889.

Skønvirke-porcelain at its best

In line with contemporary international currents, both Effie Hegermann-Lindencrone’s and Fanny Garde’s chosen motifs are those of naturalistic flowers, plants, insects and especially seaweed. The porcelain is so artistically modelled in relief making the effects of light and shadow interact beautifully with the underglaze decoration. There is no doubt that the two artists’ porcelain creations for Bing & Grøndahl are among the finest Danish examples of skønvirke-porcelain, and that they are easily comparable with contemporary international art noveau-porcelain.

Preview in Aarhus

All of nine porcelain works by Effie Hegermann-Lindencrone and Fanny Garde are currently on view at our showroom at Søren Frichs Vej 34D in Aarhus, and we are open for bidding on these beautiful vases, dishes, sculptures etc. up until and including Tuesday 19 August. The preview is open daily until the auction closes. Click here to view our opening hours


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