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Royal Copenhagen Christmas Drop 2015
Royal Copenhagen Christmas Drop 2015
Designed by Sven Vestergaard
Item #: RC1016793
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$60.00
  • Designer: Sven Vestergaard
  • Item #: RC1016793
  • Availability: 2-3 Days
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 0.25" x 3.5"
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Gift Box: Free gift box available upon request
  • Country: Denmark
  • The motif on this year's Christmas Drop is The Little Mermaid, designed by Sven Vestergaard. In all her beauty, she bids travelers welcome from her home at the Copenhagen waterfront: the Langelinie. This year, she celebrates her centennial anniversary. She has risen from adventure origins, namely from her namesake: the famous and beloved H.C. Andersen's fairytale. She was created by the sculptor Edvard Eriksen and has been displayed since 1913. The sculpture's gaze is turned towards the vista of the sea where the majestic Dannebrog, the royal yacht, lies at anchor. Landwards, we see the faint outline of Copenhagen's proud historical buildings: the Stock Exchange, Church of Our Savior, the Town Hall, and the Round Tower.
    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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