Royal Copenhagen Small 1972 Annual Mug Danish Gifts Presents Ceramic Pottery Vintage Retro
Royal Copenhagen Fajance Annual Year Mug 1972.
This is a small mug. It is 7.5cm high.
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.
Makes an excellent gift for a person to mark their year of birth.
It is in very good vintage condition with some minor signs of age.
Royal Copenhagen produced an annual mug every year from 1967 to 2014.
These annual mugs came in two sizes. The small is like a large espresso or small tea or coffee cup and it is dishwasher proof so suitable for everyday use. The large is more of a tankard, intended as a display piece and has a circular silver disc on its base, some of which were engraved and are often polished out on resale. It is thought that the disc was made by Georg Jensen. 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. 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 specialised in at their Alumina site. From 1995 the mugs were made of porcelain which enabled brighter, coloured designs.
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.