Flora Danica Porcelain Service, 129 Pieces

  • The prestigious Flora Danica pattern adorns this 129-piece porcelain service
  • Crafted by Royal Copenhagen, it is one of the most celebrated patterns ever created
  • Flora Danica is known worldwide for its exquisite illustrations of the native flowers of Denmark
  • Today, pieces of Flora Danica are exhibited in Danish Royal Collections, as well as Windsor Castle
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Item No. 30-6467

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Crafted by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, this dinner service features one of the most prestigious porcelain patterns ever produced - the coveted Flora Danica pattern. Each piece of this magnificent 129-piece service for 12 is adorned with an intricately hand-painted motif depicting a vast array of flowering plants and marine life. The designs are culled from George Christian Oeder's 1771 publication Flora Danica (Flowers of Denmark), an encyclopedia that includes 3,000 hand-colored copper plate prints depicting every wild plant known to exist in Denmark. 

Truly fit for royalty, Flora Danica was first commissioned in 1790 during the golden age of porcelain by King Christian VII of Denmark. Its creation became the life's work of Johann Christoph Bayer, one of the most gifted artists of the late 18th century. Consisting of 1,802 pieces, it took 12 years to complete and was first used in 1803 for a banquet celebrating the birthday of King Christian VII. Since that time, this prestigious pattern has remained the centerpiece of ceremonial occasions, weddings, and visits by foreign dignitaries. Today, pieces of Flora Danica are exhibited in the Danish Royal Collections of Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace, as well as Queen Elizabeth II's private collection at Windsor Castle.

All pieces display Royal Copenhagen marks, and each piece is labeled with the Latin name of the plant depicted in the design.

20th century

This service comprises:
12 botanical dinner plates
12 fish dinner plates
12 round platters with perforated edge
12 lunch plates
12 bread and butter plates
12 soup cups and saucers
12 coffee cups and saucers
a medium oval serving platter
an extra-large oval serving platter
an oval dish with handles
a square vegetable dish
a covered oval vegetable dish
a covered round soup tureen and stand
a medium covered oval soup tureen
a large round salad bowl
a cache pot
a bread bowl
a sauce boat
a large pickle dish
a medium pickle dish
2 salt cellars
a large covered sugar bowl
2 small sugar bowls
an ice basin
an ice dome with base
a round cake plate
Flora Danica Porcelain Service, 129 Pieces
Maker: Royal Copenhagen
Period: 20th Century
Origin: Denmark
Type: Dinner Service
Style: Flora Danica

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