A Copenhagen 18thC oval dish from the Flora Danica service
Lot 209
A rare Copenhagen leaf-shaped dish from the Flora Danica service, circa 1790-1803
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,000 - 11,000

Lot Details
A rare Copenhagen leaf-shaped dish from the Flora Danica service, circa 1790-1803
Painted with two mushrooms in the centre, thr rim moulded with rectangular panels heightened in puce and gilding, alternating with gilt moulded buttons with painted mushrooms, within a gilt beaded border and the gilt saw-tooth rim, applied with a branch handle with flower terminals, the reverse inscribed in black 'f:1./ Agaricus niteus./ Fl: Dan: Tab: MLXVII./ F:18.', 24cm long, wave mark in underglaze-blue, incised Gi (some restoration to rim)

Footnotes

  • Another example of this shape with the same decoration and inscription is in the Danish Royal Collection, Christiansborg Palace (see Das Flora Danica-Service 1790-1802, exhibition catalogue, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, 1999-2000, p. 144). Twenty-four such confectionary dishes (in two sizes) were delivered in 1803 of which twenty-two are in the Danish Royal Collection.
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