Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica "Leontodon Obliquus Horn" Porcelain Plate

Regular price $1,450

Leontodon is a genus of plants within the dandelion tribe.  In England, Leontodon was called hawkbits because it was believed hawks ate the flower to improve their eyesight.

Each Flora Danica plate is handmade to order; therefore, each is unique.

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.

Pattern 20 / 3550  Measures 10" in diameter.

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