Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica "Geranium Palustre L.". Danish, 20th C.

Regular price $1,450

Flora Danica is hand-painted and only produced to order; each plate is unique.

Geranium Palustre also known as Marsh Crane's Bill, an extract of which is noted for its moderate antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities as well as marked fungistatic action.

Flora Danica is the only service produced in the golden age of porcelain that is still fabricated today.

The original Flora Danica is a comprehensive botany work produced in the years 1761-1863, and covering the then extensive crown lands of the Danish King.

In 1790, Danish Crown Prince Frederik ordered a dinner set fabricated and decorated with exact copies of the plates of the Flora Danica. The dinner set was intended as a gift for Russian Empress Catherine II, who never received it, as she died in 1796.

The dinner set is still in use for state occasions in Copenhagen's Christiansborg Palace.

Measuring 10" in diameter.

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