Royal Copenhagen holiday tables for 2009 with themes from Royal Danish Theatre performances.
Each year Royal Copenhagen puts on a dazzling display of theme-decorated tables adorned with their legendary china. This year’s inspiration comes from the magical fairytale ballet classic The Nutcracker. Six actors and dancers from the Royal Danish Theatre have embellished a room and table based upon one of the many dances from this beloved Christmas performance.
Chinese Dance by Helle Hertz
A grand white Royal Copenhagen vase filled with magnificent lacquered red branches fans over this fantasy table surrounded by chairs in opulent shades of purple and red. The glossy red lacquered table is set off by RC’s newest service, White Elements. Scarlet fans adorn the dinnerware, further accentuating the contrast of color and texture.
Russian Dance by Henning Jensen
This captivating display is seeped in history. The Tsar and Tsarina hold court at the end of the table, dressed in original costumes from the Royal Danish Theatre’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. Their royal blue costumes are bejeweled with pearls and precious stones.
The table is set with hand-painted porcelain ice cream domes, tureens, bowls and dishes from “Flora Danica” which was introduced in 1790. Originally created as a gift for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, it is still in production and used by the Danish Royal Family. The service sits atop a bronze colored tablecloth from the Royal Danish Theatre.
Sugar Plum Fairy by Kirsten Olesen
A life-sized nutcracker welcomes you to The Land of Sweets where a mechanical Royal Copenhagen train filled with goodies circles around the crooked table and chairs covered with sparkling sugar.
The Sugar Plum fairy is adorned with a pearl decorated dress in a rich shade of gold that matches the cutlery and candelabra. This table for eight [above and below] is set with “Star Fluted Christmas” a classically decorated service featuring drums, trumpets, bows and branches of fir.
(Source: Royal Copenhagen)
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