Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, Flora Danica Pattern porcelain round tureen and lid, white ground with gold trimmed reticulated borders encircling hand-painted flowers. Both with Royal Copenhagen marks, numbers, date marks for 1969-1973, and Latin inscriptions, underside of bases, lid with two (2) paper labels. Latin inscription “Ranunculus Philonotis Ehrh. Swertia perennis L.” to underside of tureen and “Galeopsis Galeobdolon L.” Latin inscription to underside of lid.Tureen – 5 1/4″ H x 11 3/4″ W x 9 5/8″ D. Lid – 4″ H x 8 3/4″ W x 8 3/4″ D. Overall – 9 1/4″ H. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the SouthÕs most prestigious charity events – the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of NashvilleÕs Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nationÕs longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castleÕs roof. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light surface grime. 5/8″ area of black marks under one handle on tureen.
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