A pair of vases with Coat of arms of Copenhagen and the Danish Coat of arms

Price: 3,000.- DKK per set

Height 45-46 cm.

The vases are mouth blowing in green glass. They do not have a sharp pontil underneath, indicating that they are mouth blown and shaped with wooden spoons, after which the top is cut off and polished.

They are both hand painted with enamel paint, which is then burned to achieve a shine and strength in the paintings. This is in very good condition.

The vases are both in very good condition - one has a micro chip in the top.
The one vase is decorated with the Coat of arms of Copenhagen, given to the city by King Frederik 3th in 1661 after the citizens' successful defense of the city from the swedish siege in 1658-59.
The lions stand on two cannons and a knight's armor, which symbolizes the citizens' direct defense.
Copenhagen's three towers symbolize Absalon's first fortification at Slotsholmen from the 1100th century, while the two smaller towers symbolize the city's fortress ring. The open crown symbolizes the Danish royal power, which at that time was not absolut, but became it quite shortly after.

The other vase is decorated with the Coat of arms of Kingdom of Denmark, but shows only Denmark's coat of arm, not Slesvig, the Faroe Islands or Greenland's coat of arm.
It is encircled by two wild men with clubs that came to the coat of arms already in the 1460s during Christian d.1. At the top, the closed royal crown symbolizes the sovereign king.

Item number: 3111



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