A small Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica oval Tureen & Lid
A small Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica oval Tureen & Lid Plate Number 3582
Denmark, 20th century
Provenance: Kunst Hallen, Copenhagen – Denmark & Garrard, The Crown Jewellers, London Botanicals:- Veronica Montana L Campanula rotundifolia Flora Danica is one of the world´s most prestigous and luxurious porcelain collections. Dating from the 1700s, the service was the life´s work of acclaimed painter, Johann Christoph Bayer. In 1790 the Danish Crown Prince Frederik ordered a dinner set made decorated with exact copies of the plates of Flora Danica. The dinner set was meant as a gift for Russian Empress Catherine II. Catherine, however, never received it, as she died in 1796. It is currently on display at Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle. The dinner set is still in use for state occasions in the Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. Copies of the set are sold by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory.