Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica, letter opener porcelain with gilded sterling silver by A. Michelsen, length 24 cm. 9 7/16 inches. 1. Quality. Condition : with wear on knife blade.
Flora Danica one of the world's most exclusive dinner service. Work on Flora Danica commenced in 1790. It was commissioned by the Danish Royal Household as a gift for Tzarina Catherina ll of Russia. However she died before the dinner service was finished, and is has therefore always been in the possession of the Danish Royal Family. The original service is a national treasure.
Then the flowers are painted on freehand.