Flora Danica Porcelain Dinner Service, 75 Pieces

  • The prestigious Flora Danica pattern adorns this 75-piece porcelain service
  • Each piece of the service for 12 is hand-painted with a botanical or fruit motif
  • Crafted by Royal Copenhagen, it is one of the most celebrated patterns ever created
  • Today, pieces of Flora Danica are exhibited in Danish Royal Collections, as well as Windsor Castle
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Item No. 31-4936

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Crafted by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, this 75-piece dinner service features one of the most prestigious porcelain patterns ever produced — the coveted Flora Danica pattern. The service for 12 boasts rich, hand-painted botanical motifs taken directly from the plate illustrations of the Danish atlas of the botany of the same name. Each is a unique work of art executed with meticulous skill and artistry.  

A work of scientific examination as well as artistic mastery, the designs are culled from George Christian Oeder's 1771 publication Flora Danica (Flowers of Denmark), an encyclopedia including 3,000 hand-colored copper plate prints depicting every wild plant known to exist in Denmark, including mosses, fungi, ferns and flowers.

The creation of the Flora Danica service was the life's work of Johann Christoph Bayer, one of the most gifted porcelain artists of the late 18th century. Commissioned in 1790 by King Christian VII of Denmark for Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, it took Bayer over 12 years to complete the service. Unfortunately, Catherine died in 1796 before it was complete, and the service was then placed in the collection of the Danish Royal Family. Flora Danica was first used on January 29, 1803, for the banquet celebrating the birthday of King Christian VII. Since that time, this exquisite pattern has remained the centerpiece of ceremonial occasions, weddings and visits by foreign dignitaries. Reputed to be one of the most original and inspired products of the European art industry, Flora Danica is one of the last luxury services still in production.

All pieces display Royal Copenhagen marks

This 75-piece service comprises:
12 dinner plates
12 large bowls
12 small bowls
12 chocolate cups with underplates
a large oval serving dish
an oval handled serving dish
a salad bowl
a lidded tureen
a fruit basket
a teapot
a large pickle dish
a small pickle dish
a wine cooler
a small sugar bowl
a large sugar bowl
a triangular cake dish
a small uncovered dish
a covered vegetable dish
Flora Danica Porcelain Dinner Service, 75 Pieces
Maker: Flora Danica
Period: 20th Century
Origin: Denmark
Type: Dinner Service
Style: Flora Danica
Flora Danica Porcelain Dinner Service, 75 Pieces
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