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AN EXTENSIVE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN 'FLORA DANICA' PART DINNER SERVICE
AN EXTENSIVE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN 'FLORA DANICA' PART DINNER SERVICE
AN EXTENSIVE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN 'FLORA DANICA' PART DINNER SERVICE
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AN EXTENSIVE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN 'FLORA DANICA' PART DINNER SERVICE

20TH CENTURY, BLUE WAVE AND GREEN PRINTED MARKS, PATTERN NO. 20

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AN EXTENSIVE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN 'FLORA DANICA' PART DINNER SERVICE
20TH CENTURY, BLUE WAVE AND GREEN PRINTED MARKS, PATTERN NO. 20
Each finely painted with a botanical specimen, identified in Latin on the reverse, comprising:
Two large oval soup tureens, covers and stands, shape nos. 3560/3561
An oval vegetable dish and cover, shape no. 3567
Two bottle coolers, shape no. 3571
Two large oval platters, shape no. 3520
Three smaller oval platters, shape no. 3518
Two large circular platters, shape no. 3529
A smaller circular platter, shape no. 3523
Four large leaf-shaped dishes, shape no. 3541, one 19th Century and with painter's mark 'EH'
Three smaller leaf-shaped dishes, shape no. 3540
A sauceboat on fixed stand, shape no. 3556
A triangular dish, shape no. 3509
A pickle dish, shape no. 3544
Twenty place plates with pierced rims, shape no. 3526
Twenty-four two-handled soup cups and twenty-nine stands, shape no. 3612
Thirty-eight soup plates, shape no. 3546
Twenty-three dinner plates, shape no. 3549
Nine dinner plates with pierced rims, shape no. 3553
Seventeen lunch plates, shape no. 3572
Thirty lunch plates with pierced rims, shape no. 3554
Eight salad plates, shape no. 3573
Seven dessert plates, shape no. 3551
Thirty bread and butter plates, shape no. 3552
Two salt cellars, shape no. 3557
A triangular mustard pot, cover and stand, shape nos. 3575/3576
Eight individual butter pats, shape no. 3501
Thirty-three demitasse cups and thirty-four saucers, shape no. 3618
An oval sugar-bowl and cover, shape no. 3582
Four oval pierced fruit baskets and two stands, shape nos. 3536/3537
Two round pierced fruit baskets, shape no. 3534
Two triangular footed cake plates, shape no. 3511
A triangular cake dish, shape no. 3508
Nine pots-de-crème, covers and stands, shape nos. 3514/3515
A small oval soup tureen cover, shape no. 3559
Twenty-three 'Flora Danica' flatware handles, shape no. 3578

Together with a pair of similarly decorated candlesticks, shape no. 12365, each modeled as an urn on pedestal
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 16 September 1994, lot 151.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 21 October 2008, lots 67 (part) and 68 (part).

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The celebrated ‘Flora Danica’ pattern was originally intended as a gift from the Danes to Catherine the Great of Russia, but the Empress passed away before the service was finished. Upon its completion in 1802, the Danish royal family decided to keep the service, and it was first used to celebrate the birthday of King Christian VII in 1803. Characterized by finely-painted studies of the indigenous flora and fauna of Denmark, with the Latin titles beautifully inscribed to the reverse, ‘Flora Danica’ is still held in the highest regard and considered amongst the most luxurious of dinnerware available today.

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