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Royal Copenhagen Annual Plaquette 2015 (50th Edition)
Designed by Sven Vestergaard
Item #: RC1413702
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  • Designer: Sven Vestergaard
  • Brand: Royal Copenhagen / Denmark
  • Item #: RC1413702
  • Dimensions: 3 IN
  • Material: Hand-Painted Porcelain
  • Gift Box: Free gift box available upon request
  • Country: Denmark
  • The small Danish town of Sorø boasts historical buildings which, for centuries, have constituted the framework for proud tradiitons, classical education, and general upbringing. Sorø Academy, founded in 1586, is the motif on this year's annual plaquette, depicting hopeful young people on their way through the gates that open toward a new chapter in their own history.
    Sven VestergaardAn early start....
    At the age of 16 Sven Vestergaard (b. 1932) was employed at the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory as an apprentice in the overglaze department. The effect of this decision is still evident in his meticulous attention to minute detail and the subtleties of the porcelain medium.
    In 1959 Sven left the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and started working as illustrator at various Danish advertising agencies as well as Berlingske Tidende, Denmark's oldest newspaper.

    ...and a happy return
    When the position as draughtsman in the factory's design studio became vacant in 1975, Sven Vestergaard, who had never lost his love for porcelain, was happy to return and develop his talents as an artist.
    That same year Sven Vestergaard's artwork was chosen for the Christmas plate, "Danish Watermill", his first Christmas plate in a series of many.
    In 1985 he became designer of Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plates and in 1989 he got his own studio, working on a freelance basis for Royal Copenhagen.

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    Founded in 1775, Royal Copenhagen is one of the world’s oldest companies, and for more than 235 years their products have been made with not only the deepest respect for tradition, but also the highest standards of craftsmanship. Today, Royal Copenhagen is a highly distinguished brand, renowned for its exclusive quality porcelain products and its immaculate design.
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