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Danish Royal Porcelain 1775-2000 - 225 Years of Design


The Royal Commissions - Flora Danica and Frederik VI's Dessert Service

The royal commissions marked a milestone in the artistic development of the manufactory.  The Flora Danica service was produced in 1790-1802, based on the famous botanical publication.  

The service is both a dinner and dessert service, originally comprising 1,800 items.  It was probably intended as a diplomatic gift for the 'Empress', Catherine the Great of Russia, but the service remained in Denmark.  As bridal accessories for the princesses Wilhlemine and Caroline and for the rebuilt Christiansborg Castle, King Frederik VI commissioned large dessert services in the late 1820s and early 1830s.  The style was inspired by French Empire, the porcelain being almost completely covered in decoration and gilding.

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Beautifully Illustrated Royal Copenhagen "Flora Danica" Book that shows the rich history of the Flora Danica Service. This item is available at our web store by clicking 

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G.F. Hetsch and The Golden Age and The Establishment of Bing & Grondahl 1853

[Index] [Blue Fluted and Blue Flower 1780-18000] [Royal Commissions: Flora Danica and Frederik VI's Dessert Service]


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