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1971 Royal Copenhagen Large Annual Mug Sterling Silver Medallion Anton Michelsen

  • $ 49.99

Description: This is a beautiful large cylindrical mug with an applied handle. The mug which is dated 1971 is from the Annual Mugs series issued in the period 1967-2014 by the Royal Copenhagen pottery of Denmark. This pottery mug has a flat round base with a central button made of Sterling Silver. The button, which would benefit from a good polish, is marked "925 S DENMARK" in two lines and has the letters "AM" with a crown above them all within a triangle with curved sides (mark of Anton Michelsen of Copenhagen). The modernistic design on the mug shows blue and brown curved shapes having gray highlights on a bluish-gray background throughout the exterior of the mug. The interior is mostly bluish-gray in color with a brown colored band at the top which also covers the edge of the mug. A very modernistic design! The date 1971 is on the side within the design (see the first photo). The mug has the mark for Royal Copenhagen pottery and additional markings on the base with which we are not familiar. A real nice piece which is very desirable by collectors of Mugs. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: This mug is dated 1971 representing the fifth annual issue in the series.

Origin: Denmark.

Size: The mug is ~3 7/8" in diameter at the base, ~4” in diameter at the top, ~4 1/2" high, and is ~5 3/4" at its widest including the handle. The piece weighs about 1 pound 3 ounces.

Maker: Royal Copenhagen.

Marks: On the base in blue under glaze the following markings: Crown with the word ROYAL COPENHAGEN surrounding it and the word DENMARK under it. There are wavy lines below that, then the word FAJANCE and the letter "H" below it all. There is also the interwound letters "SI" on the opposite side of the base. Finally, the sterling button has the marks "925 S DENMARK" in two lines and the crowned letters AM within a triangle having curved sides (mark of Anton Michelsen of Copenhagen). There is also what looks like number impressed into the base near the edge. See photos for additional details.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a real nice 52 years old piece in great condition, which is very desirable to collectors of Royal Copenhagen.

Condition: The Mug is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, hairlines, crazing, or repairs. The piece is a bit soiled with the foot being a bit darkened with soiling and the Sterling Silver button, on the bottom, being a bit tarnished. It would benefit from a good cleaning to bring out its full beauty, but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. Please see photos for additional condition information and details.

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