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List Price £28,000
In the Neoclassical style, of shield shape, the gadrooned rim flanked by dolphin-form handles, the body finely painted with flowers, within two-tone gilt geometric meander border motifs, on a conforming socle
Royal Copenhagen, officially called the Royal Porcelain Factory, was founded in Copenhagen in 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie. Today, the company remains a leading international manufacturer of high quality porcelain products.
The Royal Copenhagen manufactory began operations in a converted post office under the ownership of chemist Frantz Heinrich Müller, who was given a 50-year monopoly to create porcelain. The first pieces manufactured were dining services for the royal family. When, in 1779, King Christian VII assumed financial responsibility of the company, the manufactory was rebranded the Royal Porcelain Factory.
In 1790, Royal Copenhagen produced its now famous Flora Danica (‘Blue Fluted’) dinner service, which featured gilded edges and Danish flora motifs. In 1851, Royal Copenhagen exhibited its wares at the Great Exhibition in London, where the company’s products were met with critical acclaim. In 1868, as a result of royal companies' privatization, the Royal Porcelain Factory came into private hands. By 1889, Royal Copenhagen qualified for the Exposition Universelle in Paris at which it won the Grand Prix, further augmenting the firm’s international exposure.
In recent years, Royal Copenhagen has been part of a group of Scandinavian companies, Royal Scandinavia, and was owned by the Danish private equity fund, Axcel. In December 2012 Axcel sold Royal Copenhagen to the Finnish listed company Fiskars. The company now produces its products in Thailand.
53.5 cm / 20.9 inches
28 cm / 11 inches
26 cm / 10.2 inches
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