ROYAL COPENHAGEN 1914 Battle of Dybbol - Windmill

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  • Sold Date: May 24, 2011
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ROYAL COPENHAGEN 1914 Commemorative Plate
50th Anniversary, Battle of Dybbol
is the subject of this 1914 Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate, featuring the Dybbol Mill, site of the 1864 battle between the Danes and the Prussians. The convex border (curving back) has a laurel wreath; the dates 1864 and 1914; and the initials CIX and CX for King Christian IX and King Christian X of Denmark, the reigning monarchs in 1864 and 1914. Issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Dybbol in 1864, the Second War of Schleswig in which the Prussians defeated the Danes. The Danish Army (some 13,000 men) fought desperately against the Prussian army (some 38,000). The Danish troops were very tired and weakened because of the Prussian bombardement. In one of the ramparts, a Danish unit of only 19 soldiers and one officer fought 1,000 German soldiers.
The scene is embossed on Danish porcelain and hand painted in traditional Copenhagen blue under the glaze. Diameter 7.75 inches (19.5 cm). Designed by Arnold Krog. Issued in a Limited Edition of just 2814 plates. Pierced foot for hanging wire. Appropriately marked on the back, including the three wavy line trademark of Royal Copenhagen. Listed in the Royal Copenhagen plate book as plate #148, with a Book Value of $75 to $125.
EXCELLENT CONDITION (no chips, cracks,
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