Royal Copenhagen Small 1973 Annual Mug Danish Gifts Presents Ceramic Pottery Vintage Retro
Royal Copenhagen Fajance 1973 Year Cup Mug
This is a small 1973 mug.
It was designed by Gerd Hiort Petersen, a Danish potter from Bornholm, the Danish island that has become synonymous with studio pottery. She became Bornholm’s first female potter when she began her apprenticeship at the Michael Andersen studio. She went to work at the well known Søholm Pottery in Bornholm 1961-2. She worked for Royal Copenhagen from 1965 to 1973. Her designs are inspired by the nature of her native Bornholm. It is in excellent vintage condition.
Makes an excellent gift for a person to mark their year of birth.
It is in excellent vintage condition.
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.