The 2017 Bing & Grondahl Mother's Day Plate is in its 49th edition and was designed by artist Allan Therkelsen. Female orcas will look after their calf well, nursing them for up to two years after birth. The rays of sun reveal the close bond between the orca mother and her calf on their year's Mother's Day Plate. The young orca can swim safely in the water under the protective fins of its mother. The "Orca with Calf" porcelain plate measures 6" in diameter and includes Bing & Grondahl gift box and brochure. The motif appears in relief and the plate is hand painted in blue underglaze.