Grethe Meyer Blue Line Faiance Aluminia Service for Eight For Sale
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Grethe Meyer Blue Line Faiance Aluminia Service for Eight

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Rare Grethe Meyer (1918-2008) blue line aluminia (Royal Copenhagen) porcelain dinnerware set, designed in 1965. Service includes: One square butter, two creamer and lids, one 8" salad serving bowl, four oatmeal bowls, three all purpose cereal bowls, two creamers, seven single egg cups, one pickle dish, one coffee pot and lid, one open sauce boat, one butter box, one 8" shallow serving bowl, two square pickle dishes, eight salad plates, eight bread and butter plates, eight dinner plates, eight luncheon plates, eight large rim soup bowls, one mustard jar and lid, one sugar bowl and lid, one marmalade, two individual butter dishes, eight tea cups and saucers, eight coffee cups and saucers, eight cream soup bowls and saucers, one oval serving platter. Misc. Extra pieces included: One cake stand, two graduated nesting bowls, five cream soup bowls, five cream soup bowl lids, one rim soup bowl, four bread and butter plates, 12 tea saucers, nine tea cups, three coffee saucers, five cream soup bowl saucers.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1965
  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Fracture to salad bowl. Few chips to cake stand. Dimensions are for large serving platter.
  • Wear
    Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 2 in. x W 13.5 in. x D 10.75 in.H 5.08 cm x W 34.29 cm x D 27.31 cm
  • Seller Location
    Westport, CT
  • Seller Reference Number
    DDE
  • Reference Number
    LU2916310884633
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About Royal Copenhagen (Manufacturer)

Producers of the finest in Danish porcelain, Royal Copenhagen is a company steeped in tradition. Its celebrated blue-and-white china patterns as well as its famed hallmark depicting the royal crown and three waves—symbolizing the monarch who founded the company and the three major waterways of Denmark—are emblems of master craftsmanship.


     Royal Copenhagen was founded in 1775 by Queen Juliane Marie. Years earlier, after the death of her husband, King Frederick V, Juliane’s stepson ascended the throne. Shortly into his reign, he went insane, and the Queen became the head of Denmark and its small empire. She sought to improve Denmark’s economy and founded factories around the country to promote domestic growth and international trade. Royal Copenhagen was one of the first of these. Royal Copenhagen first made dinnerware and vases with blue-and-white motifs inspired by Chinese porcelain, then the rage in aristocratic Europe. Many of these designs are still made today.


     Apart from its classic patterns, Royal Copenhagen has adapted to the changing styles of time and appeals to many different tastes. Their prolific body of work includes Rococo-style porcelain statues that incorporate stylistic floral patterns in an Art Nouveau style, as well as modern vases by such noted 20th century Danish ceramists as Axel Salto. Whether used for special occasions or displayed as part of a design collection, Royal Copenhagen pieces represent a legacy of the highest quality.

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