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Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Antiques

Unquestionably a product of its time, the origin of Royal Copenhagen’s infamous Flora Danica porcelain is an intriguing tale entwined in scientific exploration and international diplomacy. Although it’s been more than two centuries since its creation, Flora Danica’s reputation remains steadfast as the pinnacle of porcelain artistry.

What is Flora Danica?

Flora Danica is a series of highly detailed botanical themed porcelain dishware produced by Royal Copenhagen Denmark. It was first commissioned in 1790 by King Frederik V of Denmark as a gift for Empress Catherine II of Russia, who was a collector of fine porcelain. The designs on the porcelain pieces were meticulously copied from Flora Danica, a famous botanical book that contained 3,240 copper prints of Danish flora.

Flora Danica is considered one of the most prestigious and luxurious porcelain collections in the world, as well as one of the most important Danish cultural treasures. It showcases superb craftsmanship and quality, diverse and original designs, and historical and cultural significance. Each piece is hand made by skilled artisans who have access to the original Flora Danica source materials as they work.

How to buy Flora Danica Antiques online?

M.S. Rau's expansive collection of important Flora Danica porcelain embodies the quality, craftsmanship and artistry that has made Flora Danica so loved. Contact us today or browse our website to discover our amazing Flora Danica antiques collection.