Countdown to Father's Day - XI


Danish Modernist Heavy Stoneware Tile Plaque of "The Plumber" by Karl Otto Johansen for Bing & Grøndahl (LEO Design)


As we countdown the days 'til Father's Day, we would like to share some Handsome Gifts ideas sure to please any Dad.

For the handy Dad: a Danish Modern "Plumber at Work."  This heavy stoneware tile was made by Karl Otto Johansen for Bing & Grøndahl around 1970.  It was part of a series of plaques commemorating various trades: plumbing, carpentry, blacksmithing.  Johansen also sculpted decorative bas relief plaques in themes of nature and animals.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

More Father's Day gift ideas tomorrow and in the days to come.


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We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248