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Royal Copenhagen 2020 Vase Fern
Royal Copenhagen 2020 Vase Fern
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Item# 1051094
Size: H: 5.1"

With a lush reinterpretation of Royal Copenhagen traditional floral motifs, the new Spring Collection bids spring welcome with beautiful individual flowers as well as enlarged flower petals luxuriously draping over oval shapes of eggs, bonbonnieres, and a small vase. Every spring, new flower motifs are introduced to the collection, with intense colors inviting you to discover and appreciate every floral detail up close. The precise reproduction of the color, pattern and structure of each flower petal, makes each design unique. The Spring Collection is inspired by delicate Danish flowers welcoming spring; a collection which is both decorative and functional an impressive celebration of spring. Ideal gift choices, the items of the Spring Collection are small treasures of porcelain craftsmanship and a poetic reminder of spring. The leaf-adorned stem of a lush Fern adorns the small vase of the Spring Collection.


 

A passion for blue

Symbolising fidelity and secrecy, blue is a colour for which artists in the past would pay considerable sums. It is often the subject of writing. And it is also the colour in which the Royal Copenhagen expert painters excel.

Blue has innumerable shades and nuances. The truest and purest blue, cobalt, is used for decorating the classic Royal Copenhagen blue fluted service. Thousands of years before this, from as far back as 2600 BC, Egyptian and various other civilisations used cobalt to create intensely blue colour for glassware, glazing and ceramics.

Almost 7000 years ago, the Egyptians would crush the blue stone Lapiz Lazuli into a fine powder to use as pigment for eye makeup and murals on walls. Much later, medieval painters learned to use the stone's colour to manufacture paint, attaining the colour ultramarine.

"..."I have found it at last. This is the true blue. Oh, how light it makes one. Oh, it is as fresh as a breeze, as deep as a deep secret, as full as I say not what." With trembling hands she held the jar to her bosom..."

Quoting old Lady Helena's exclamation upon being presented with a blue-painted Chinese jar. Quote is from "The Young Man with the Carnation" from Winter's Tales by Isak Dinesen (the pen name of the Danish novelist Karen Blixen)

Royal Copenhagen's blue pigment is called cobalt zinc silicate and it is the cobalt that provides the distinctive blueness. In its infancy, Royal Copenhagen obtained their cobalt from Norwegian 'Blaafarvevaerket', the 'blue colour factory' a company that was responsible for between 70 and 80 percent of all global cobalt production throughout the 19th century.

 

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