This exquisite eighteen-piece porcelain dinner service was created by the acclaimed Royal Copenhagen (or Royal Porcelain Factory). The company was founded in 1775, with the support of the Danish royal family. This service is crafted in the style of the ‘Flora Danica’ dinner set made by the Royal Copenhagen factory for Queen Catherine II of Russia. Each piece of this impressive 1,802 item service was finely decorated with gilding and wild flower paintings, which were based on illustrations in a book of Danish flora.
This set is made up of eighteen pieces, including sixteen plates, one lidded bowl and one large dish with a strainer lid. The items feature decorative gilt borders and central fish paintings, which are highly naturalistic in their style. The handle of the strainer is shaped like a white fish, and the handle on the lid covering the bowl imitates a branch, with wild flowers growing on it. This is a truly beautiful service, which will make a wonderful addition to a fine collection of tableware. Each piece is painted on its reverse with the name of the fish depicted on it, and with the Royal Copenhagen factory mark.
Plates- Height 3.5cm, diameter 26cm
Large dish with drainer- Height 4.5cm, width 47cm, depth 36cm
Lidded bowl- Height 17cm, diameter 24cm