The handcrafted and hand-painted Emerald Green Fluted Full Lace teacup and teapot

The Emerald Collections - VIBRANT SOPHISTICATION

The enchanting emerald green colour of Royal Copenhagen's two new collections have previously been part of our univers. At the end of the 19th century, the Full Lace collection was decorated in beautiful overglace colours such as the familiar purpur og the vibrant emerald green.

The History​

The origins of Emerald Green date back to Artistic Director Arnold Krog, who created the Full Lace shape for the blue underglaze decoration in the 1800s. Later, in the 1890s, the shape was decorated with vibrant overglaze colours in Royal Copenhagen’s signature, hand-painted lines. One of these colours was Emerald Green.
Emerald green Fluted Half Lace plate 19 cm

Emerald green Fluted Full Lace dessert plate 19 cm

Emerald green Fluted Half Lace dinner plate 27 cm

Emerald green Fluted Full Lace plate with beautifully handcrafted borders

The Colour

The emerald green colour was particularly popular in the 1800s and was commonly used for art, home décor and clothing. The colour was favored by artists like Monet, Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh.

The colour symbolizes balance and harmony, luck, freshness and renewal. It is also a colour commonly associated with sophistication, conveying a sense of prestige and luxury.

HAND-PAINTED WITH ARTISTIC PRECISION

The emerald collections are painted with the overglace-technique, which is also used for the iconic Flora Danica collection. This technique is the only way to create a colour as bright and clear as the emerald green. The overglaze-technique requires more time, additional firings and extra painting skills compared to underglaze-painted porcelain.

Underglaze-painted collections are only fired twice; once before the glazing and once after. For overglaze-painted collections, a third (and sometimes fourth) firing is required to fuse the paint to the glossy porcelain surface.

So, while the decorations applied to Emerald Green Fluted Full Lace and Emerald Green Fluted Half Lace are the same as the decorations for Blue Fluted Full Lace and Blue Fluted Half Lace,  the technique and craftsmanship behind the collection is more complex, takes longer to execute and requires special skills. 

The handcrafted and hand-painted Emerald Fluted Half Lace complete tea set with sugar bowl, teapot, teacup with saucer and coffee cup with saucer and dessert plates

Emerald green Fluted Full Lace teapot

Emerald green Fluted Full Lace cup and saucer

Emerald green Fluted Half Lace teapot

Emerald green Fluted Half Lace sugar bowl

Emerald green Fluted Full Lace teacup and saucer

Emerald green Fluted Half Lace High Handle cup 33 cl

Emerald green Fluted half Lace teacup and saucer

Emerald green Fluted Half Lace thermal mug