Posted 7 months ago
ANOTHER UPDATE: I contacted Michael Fina of New York - they indicated this item was a limited edition and is no longer available. The set pictured above originally sold for $1,360.00. They indicated I should try auction houses, Amazon, or E-bay to locate a set.
So once again thanks to everyone who has helped me solve the mystery of this Ruby Red - Royal Copenhagen offering.
UPDATE FROM USA ROYAL COPENHAGEN: "The pattern you’re referring to we called Ruby Red, but Europe referred to it as Royal Purple.
We sold it in Europe and in the US and there were limited items and limited quantities.
Unfortunately, we have no inventory of the Ruby Red pattern. I also checked with Denmark and they have none either."
HERE ARE TWO PRESS RELEASES ON THIS TRULY OUTSTANDING OFFERING FROM ROYAL COPENHAGEN.
NEW YORK— Royal Copenhagen recently launched two tabletop collections using techniques and patterns stemming from 120 years ago.
First launched in 1888, Ruby Red Full Lace is being produced for today’s consumer and, according to Royal Copenhagen, will appeal to those who admire classic patterns with exquisite details and bold colors. The color in the design stems from a recipe book compiled in the 1770s by Frantz Heinrich Müller, founder of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and the warm glow is achieved through the addition of gold. Each piece is handpainted. The Ruby Red Full Lace place setting includes a cup and saucer, dinner plate and salad plate as well as accessory pieces: a teapot, sugar bowl and creamer.
NEW YORK, Jan. 5 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Renowned Manhattan retail destination, Michael C. Fina, announced today that they will hold the East Coast exclusive on Danish luxury company Royal Copenhagen’s “Ruby Red Full Lace” collection, which was showcased at the New York Fall Tabletop Show in October, 2008. An elegant collection boasting a distinctive overglaze technique, Ruby Red Full Lace was first produced in 1888, and is now being re-introduced for a new age and will appeal to those who admire classic patterns with exquisite details and bold colors.
The Ruby Red Full Lace pattern is hand-painted using a meticulous and time-consuming process. The designs are first painted freehand, using a very thin pen and then a tiny brush, just as they were 200 years ago. The collection features the same decoration and shape as the classic Blue Fluted Full Lace pattern, but uses the overglaze technique custom to the lavish Flora Danica pattern, one of the most luxurious collections ever created.
I have gone on to the Michael Fina internet site - but they do not currently offer the Ruby Red version.
Let me know if you would like any additional follow-up. The Hospice Organization will list this item for auction.
Again thanks - your help and interest has been invaluable to our efforts.
I volunteer at a thrift shop and it was a donation - I can be reached at the following e-mail address.