Royal Copenhagen – Flora Danica Pattern

Flora Danica Dinnerware

One of the oldest, and perhaps most prestigious dinnerware sets in the world is the Flora Danica set ordered in the late 18th century by Crown Prince Frederick (later King Frederick IV) as a gift to Russian Empress Catherine II the Great.

The design source for the dinnerware was the Flora Danica folio of all wild flora to be found in Denmark, begun in 1761 by George Christian Oeder, director of [...] Click here to continue reading.

Salto, Axel – Danish Ceramics Artist

Axel Salto (1889-1961)

Considered one of the most important designers of ceramic art in Denmark. Salto worked primarily for Royal Copenhagen, which produced his designs from the 1930s until after his death. he is best known for his glazes and pottery displaying organic “grooved”, “budding” and “germinating” sculptural relief. His talents produced works in the graphic arts, jewelry and textiles. Salto won numerous awards during his careerincluding the Gran Prix at the 1951 [...] Click here to continue reading.

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