|Derby, England ca. 1796-1805, colutea frutescens|
|Derby, England ca. 1796-1805|
Botanical illustration has been popular for over 200 years and has never gone out of fashion.
Flora Danica is an enduring Royal Copenhagen pattern first commissioned and produced in 1804 for the Danish king. Today's Queen Margrethe II of Denmark still has the original dinner service in her possession and uses part of it on special occasions. Of the original 1,802 pieces, 1,530 still exist.
The Royal Copenhagen factory still produces the Flora Danica pattern. A vintage Flora Botanica oval serving platter is pictured below.
|Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica, digitalis purpurea|
|Spode Stafford Flowers covered vegetable dish, iris & sphaerolobium|