Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Plate. Flora Danica, "Pyrola Groenlandica Horn' Danish, 20th Century

Regular price $1,450

Each Flora Danica plate is hand shaped and hand painted; therefore each is unique, and this example is a particularly fine rendition of a much loved flowering plant of Greenland.

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.

Pattern 20/ 3549

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