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Lot 296 (Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, 30th March 2021)

An extensive Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' porcelain dinner service

An extensive Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' porcelain dinner service,
20th century, consisting of:
12 dinner plates, 27.5cm diameter,
12 soup cups and saucers, 19.5cm diameter,
1 large serving plate, 36cm diameter,
1 smaller serving plate, 34cm diameter,
2 sauce boats with integrated stands, 24cm long,
2 covered tureens, 24cm diameter,
2 pierced baskets, 23cm diameter,
1 oval serving dish, 27cm long, and
2 shaped pickle dishes, 21cm and 15cm,
each decorated with floral specimens and highlighted in gilts, the dinner plates and serving dishes with pierced rims,
together with five matching large dinner plates, 26cm diameter,
and 20 dessert plates, 23cm diameter, decorated with fruit (74)

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Sold for £23,000

Condition report

The condition report photos can also be viewed here:

General light surface wear and scratches throughout. Some light scratches and rubbing to paint and gilt. 'Phaca Alpina Mull' dinner plate with small area of restoration to rim. Some pieces with surface marks, blemishes and residue. Some pieces in need of a bit of a clean. Extremely minor pitting and firing faults. One pear decorated dessert plate with small chips to rim. Grape dessert plate with small chip to rim. ’Atropa Belladonna L’ dinner plate with small chip to rim. Possible tiny chips to leaves at lower right of one gravy boat handle. Some tiny chips to backs where pierced. One 26cm diameter apple decorated plate with approx. 8cm scratch to back. Rosehip decorated dessert plate with small chip to rim. One soup bowl saucer with tiny chip to rim, although the chip is gilded over, suggesting that this may have been done at the time of manufacture. Oval serving dish with 1.5cm area of restoration to rim, although it appears that the break did not carry through to the outside of the rim. General wear to feet.


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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, 30th March 2021

We are very excited to share the online catalogue for our forthcoming Fine Interiors sale featuring almost 900 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver. Our first sale of 2021 offers a selection of the very best in classical and contemporary furnishings from all over the globe, including a strong showing of country and vernacular pieces, as well as vibrant and bright Chinoiserie and florally themed lots, which are perfect for the beginning of Spring and the more hopeful months to come.

An exciting new development for the department is the introduction of the Fine Interiors Journal, a companion guide offering an overview of the sale complete with links directly to the relevant sections of the online catalogue.

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Due to Government guidance around social distancing, we are unable to offer general viewing of all items in our auction rooms. All lots are, however, extensively illustrated and carry detailed condition reports - see 'Condition report' at the foot of each lot description.

Removal of Lots

All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021.  Furniture lots remaining after this date will be removed to:
Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.

Removal will be at a cost of £20 +VAT per lot and storage will be charged at £2 +VAT per lot, per day.

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