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Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Tureen
Royal Plate In 1790, the Danish king Christian VII ordered a dinner set decorated with images from the Flora Danica, a comprehensive botanical record of the native plants of Denmark, as a gift for the Russian Empress Catherine the Great.
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica porcelain set, originally created by one of the greatest porcelain painters Johann Christoph Bayer in 1790, was commissioned by King Christian VII to the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory as a gift to Tsarina Catharine II of Russia. Catherine the Great died in 1796, before the design of the 1,802 pieces, which took a total of 12 years to bring to whole, was completed.
Flora Danica Dinnerware by Royal Copenhagen - 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. It was created as a gift from royalty to royalty and is still used by kings and queens today.