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Flora Danica Pierced Plate  Fish 

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Item Details

  • Diameter:
    11 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    20th Century
  • Origin:
    Other
This elegant Royal Copenhagen porcelain plate was crafted in the famed Flora Danica pattern. Flora Danica is known world-wide for its extraordinary illustrations of native flowers of Denmark. However, this plate was part of a very special service commissioned to display only species of fish. This particular plate displays an illustration of the Bleak fish, a type of carp or minnow. As with all Flora Danica pieces, this fish's original Latin name, Apius alburnus, is written on the back. Accented with a delicately pierced and gilded edge, this dish is a testament to the skill and talent of Royal Copenhagen artists.

Features the Royal Copenhagen mark and # 3574 under the Latin name

Circa 1954

11 1/2" diameter

One of the most prestigious and stunning porcelain patterns ever created, Flora Danica is a work of scientific examination as well as artistic mastery. The Royal commission of the first Flora Danica service became the life work of artist Johann Christoph Boyer, who personally completed almost all of the hand painted floral decoration of the monumental 1,802 piece set. The designs are culled from George Christian Oeder's 1771 publication Flora Danica (Flowers of Denmark), an encyclopedia including 3,000 hand- colored copper plate prints depicting every wild plant known to exist in Denmark, including mosses, fungi, ferns and flowers. Reputed to be one of the most original and inspired products of the European art industry from the golden age of porcelain, this stunning pattern is one of the last luxury services still in production after more than 200 years. Adored by royalty since its first inception, it is perhaps the world's most prestigious dinner service madetoday.

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