Royal Copenhagen Large 1972 Annual Mug Danish Gifts Presents Ceramic Pottery Vintage Retro
Royal Copenhagen Fajance Annual Year Mug 1972.
This is a large 1972 mug, it is 12cm high.
It has a silver disc in its base which is believed to have been made by famous Danish silversmiths, Georg Jensen.
It was designed by Danish artist Bodil Buch, and is inspired by the Olympics which were held in Munich, Germany that year.
It was made in Denmark in 1972.
It is in excellent vintage condition.
Royal Copenhagen produced an annual mug every year from 1967 to 2014. Each year they commissioned a different artist to design the annual mugs.
The annual mug came in two sizes. 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.
The small one is like a large espresso or small tea/coffee cup and it is dishwasher proof so suitable for everyday use. The small mugs are 7.5cm high.
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 silver disks are believed to have been made by Georg Jensen. The large mugs are 12cm high.
Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected.