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Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Mega Mug Pair Anniversary Decor
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Mega Mug Pair Anniversary Decor
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Item# 1052394
Size: W: 3.6" D: 4.7" H: 4 Cap: 12.25oz.

Honoring classics sometimes requires disruption; shining a new light on something cherished and well-known. Such a disruption took place when the classic flower pattern of Blue Fluted Plain was taken on a new journey, at once comfortingly familiar and refreshingly innovative Blue Fluted Mega. A clearly contemporary dinner service, Blue Fluted Mega is still firmly rooted in the Royal Copenhagen heritage. On this modern classic, the familiar pattern of Blue Fluted Plain is interpreted in new and surprising ways, charmingly magnified in each piece unique hand painted pattern. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Blue Fluted Mega, a special edition 2 pcs pack of the popular Blue Fluted Mega mug has been developed. The special anniversary decoration has not been painted onto any other products and each mug carries its own beautiful rendering of the Blue Fluted Mega pattern, making this a truly unique pair.


 

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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