Royal Copenhagen Danish Annual Year Mug 1985 Large Danish Fajance
Royal Copenhagen Fajance Annual Year Mug 1985.
This is a large 1985 mug. It was designed by Danish ceramist Ivan Weiss who has worked at Royal Copenhagen for 42 years. It is in excellent vintage condition.
Royal Copenhagen produced an annual mug every year from 1967 to 2014. The annual mug came in two sizes. The small one is like a large espresso or small tea/coffee cup and it is dishwasher proof so suitable for everyday use. The large one is more of a tankard, intended as a display piece and has a circular silver disk on its base, which were often engraved and can be polished out on resale. The small mugs are 7.5cm high and the large mugs are 12cm high.
Each year Royal Copenhagen commissioned a different designer to design the annual mugs. Both sizes had exactly the same design. Both sizes make excellent gifts for a person to mark their year of birth.
From 1967 to 1994 the mugs were made of Faience (Fajance in Danish) which is a traditional pottery technique of tin-glazed earthenware that Royal Copenhagen excelled at in the Mid Century period. From 1995 the mugs were made of porcelain which enabled brighter, coloured designs.