Offered for sale is a fine vintage example of Royal Copenhagen porcelain called Flora Danica. This plate part of a service originally intended to be a gift for the Danish to the Russian Tsarina Catherine II, was ordered in 1790, but Catharine II never received it as she died in 1796.The crown prince renewed the order and the set was delivered in 1802. It was never quite complete though, because production had been discontinued by order of the king. Johann Christoph Bayer and his staff modeled and cut out every piece by hand, making every part a work of art in itself.
The vast Danish botanical work Flora Danica, begun in 1761, consists of 3,240 engravings in folio of all the wild plants that grew in the kingdom of Denmark. Flora Danica is considered the most distinguished and costly dinner service in the world. From the finest preparation of the raw porcelain mass to the painting of the edges by the gold decorator with 24 carat gold.While the porcelain is still soft, the edges and perforations are cut out by hand, the painters choosing their motifs from the original designs. The flowers are painted with great care, each colour fired before the next colour can be added. This 9 inch desert plate signed by Royal Copenhagen and the artist is decorated with the flower, Latin name. And by its mark, and number 20/3554, and artist signature? 23 predates to 1922, and after 1889. It is an estate find, and probably is from around the first decade of the century.
It is of beautiful quality, the flower, extending more easily around the surface than some of the later examples. It has a pierced border, gilt decoration, and the photos show the rest. This plate has a small chip on the rim as shown, and can be repaired if desired. This plate is one of a group we are offering so please check our listing to see others. Residents will be responsible for an additional.
However, in most cases, particularly small items, we dont charge for packing, and if it is fragile. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining. Our items are vintage, and pre-owned; they are not new.
And show varying signs of age and wear- visual and physical cues typical of an item that has been handled i. Abrasions, dings, variations in color, patina, etc. We do our best to describe all of our items. But often we don't overstate the obvious signs of age that are inherent in vintage items. We do not sell "on approval".
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The item "Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica vintage pierced hand-painted desert plate, 20/3554" is in sale since Tuesday, February 3, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Copenhagen". The seller is "gbstore1" and is located in Goldens Bridge, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.