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Royal Copenhagen Spring Collection Red Clover Buds Ornament
Royal Copenhagen Spring Collection Red Clover Buds Ornament
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Item# 1066070
Size: W: 1.77" H: 2.36"

Once upon a time, The Red Clover was known as the national flower of Denmark. The delicate flower is a welcome signifier warmer days, often found in fields of grass. An Easter Egg with Red Clover Buds is a beautiful and elegant way to celebrate Spring and bring nature inside.

Royal Copenhagens Spring Collection is a poetic reminder of the arrival of spring, and the collection is filled with ideal gift items such as eggs, bonbonnieres, and a small vase. The Spring Collection was created in 2018 and is a lush reinterpretation of Royal Copenhagens classic flower motifs. The collection depicts delicate Danish spring flowers and is both decorative and charming. Every spring, new flower motifs are introduced to the collection, with intense colors inviting you to discover and appreciate every floral illustration up close.


 

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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