2013 Royal Copenhagen Christmas PlateSale
The motif on this year’s Christmas plate is The Little Mermaid designed by Sven Vestergaard. In all her beauty she bids travelers welcome from her home at the Copenhagen waterfront – the Langeline. This year she celebrates her centennial anniversary. She has risen from adventure origins namely from her namesake: the famous beloved H.C. Andersen’s fairytale. She was created by the sculptor Edvard Eriksen and has been displayed since 1913. The sculpture’s gaze is turned towards the vista of sea where the majestic Dannebrog, the royal yacht lays at anchor. Landwards, we see the faint outline of Copenhagen’s proud historical buildings; The Stock Exchange, Church of Our Savior, the Town Hall and the Round Tower.