Acquisition creates one of the largest collections of Flora Danica available for purchase in the world
Replacements, Ltd. is pleased to announce the company has recently acquired another extensive collection of Royal Copenhagen’s prestigious Flora Danica pattern from a private collector. This addition to our current inventory further expands one of the largest offerings of Flora Danica available for purchase in the world!
Sought after by collectors around the globe, Flora Danica is considered one of the most luxurious porcelain patterns ever produced, and is one of the oldest patterns still in production. The Danish monarchy commissioned Royal Copenhagen to begin this pattern in 1790 as a gift for Catherine the Great of Russia, who died before artisans completed the original service. The pattern motifs and name are based on the historic botanical encyclopedia, “Flora Danica” which means “flowers of Denmark,” and features thousands of flora native to the Danish country.
Replacements’ impressive new acquisition includes more than 260 pieces, including dinnerware, flatware, and linens. The collection of linens, which includes 18 napkins and 18 placemats, is of particular note. These fine linens, which are unlike any that we have previously encountered, were hand-embroidered in Madeira, Portugal to complement the different Flora Danica floral motifs.
This new acquisition adds to Replacements’ already sizeable inventory of Flora Danica (1790-1960) and Flora Danica (1961-Current) and follows Replacements’ impressive addition last year of more than 1,000 pieces from private collector Richard Baron Cohen’s Twinight Collection, noted as one of the largest private collections of 19th-century European royal porcelain. The Cohen array includes Flora Danica place setting pieces, platters, and other exquisite serving pieces such as intricate fruit baskets, soup tureens and an ice dome and basin, noted as one of the most complex pieces produced in the Flora Danica pattern.
“These pieces are unique and extremely fascinating on a number of levels,” says Replacements’ Chairman and CEO Bob Page of the Twinight Collection pieces. “Not only were many of them produced prior to 1930, most of the flowers and other botanicals painted within the last 100 years are represented in this acquisition. There are very few duplicates. Collectors are not likely to find these same pieces any place else in the world. We are absolutely delighted to add these rare pieces to Replacements’ inventory.”
Collectors are invited to view our entire collection at the links below.