Christmas Plate '72
Starting Bid: $3.00
Ending On: October 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Vintage 1972 Royal Copenhagen Christmas Plate, called Osterland in the Desert, designed by Kaj Lange, . It features the 3 Wisemen on Camels in the classic blue and white theme. 1972 is embossed on the bottom. It depicts three men riding their camels through the desert. This motif brings to mind the old narratives from the Bible. At the same time, it is also a scene from the present day, found the motif on one of his journeys. This unchanging scenery tells much about the way in which traditions have withstood the impacts of technical developments. Today, as hundreds of years ago, traffic still depends on animals moving along routes as old as Man himself.
The tradition of Christmas plates started hundreds of years ago in Europe, when wealthy people presented their servants with cakes and sweets, served on decorative plates of wood or metal at Christmas time. The servants referred to these gifts as their Christmas Plate. In 1895 Bing & Grøndahl produced the first Christmas plate made from porcelain, with the date inscribed, and has made one each year since. In 1908 the Royal Copenhagen factory followed suit. Each year these plates are made in limited quantities and have been collectable for over 100 years. Each plate is made in the year of issue only, after which the mould is destroyed, and the design is never made again. Diameter: 7.28". Buy this one or all 3 to have a set.
Estimated Value: $30
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- Artistwriter bid $4.00 on October 17, 2020 7:32 pm
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