Royal Copenhagen Small Annual Mug 1983 Fajance Scandinavian Danish
Royal Copenhagen Fajance 1983 Annual Mug Cup
This is a small 7.5cm high mug. It was designed by Jens Windfeld-Hansen.
It is in excellent vintage condition.
Royal Copenhagen produced an annual mug in 2 sizes every year from 1967 to 2014. 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 disk on its base, some of which were engraved and are often 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 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 excelled at in the Mid Century period. From 1995 the mugs were made of porcelain which enabled brighter, coloured designs.