Set of Two Flora Danica Salad Plates
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Once created for royalty, Flora Danica porcelain is among the most highly regarded in the world.
- 7 ¾" diameter
- Each piece features the Royal Copenhagen Denmark stamp and blue underglaze mark.
- Each plate features the Latin name of its hand-painted flower on the underside.
7 3/4 Inches
These lovely salad plates by the Royal Copenhagen Manufactory are crafted in the famed Flora Danica pattern. Johann Christoph Bayer, one of the most gifted artists of the late 18th century, first created the hand-painted floral motif accented with delicate gilding for Empress Catherine the Great of Russia. Each piece was hand-molded and hand-painted with carefully reproduced motifs from the Danish botanical encyclopedia entitled Flora Danica. Today, pieces of Flora Danica are exhibited in the Danish royal collections of Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace as well as in Queen Elizabeth II's private collection at Windsor Castle.