A piece of Royal Copenhagen porcelain with hand painted floral motif - a spray of roses and gold edging, faithfully copied from the 18th century botanical encyclopaedia, Flora Danica. The porcelain plaque has been set in a silver gilt frame. The brooch pin I smissing.
The Encyclopaedia was commissioned by King Frederik V in 1761. It consisted of thousands of engraved copper plates with hand-coloured illustrations, accurately representing Danish wild flowers and plants in size and details. It was not completed until 1874, showing its immense scale. Made in 197’s.
The silver plaque is marked 925S RCP and the royal Copenhagen crown and wave symbol
The porcelain has the blue Royal Copenhagen mark and green signature.
5cm (2in) by 4.5cm (1¾in)