Grande Copenhagen plates with The Ugly Duckling
The six porcelain plates in the Grande Copenhagen series tells the story of The Ugly Duckling, as we know from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. The plates depict the story beautifully from the duckling coming out of the egg and the mother being repelled by it, until the final reconciliation with the beautiful swans where it finds its proper place together with them. The plates were released in 1985, 1986 and 1987 and were designed by Karan Jean Bornholt. The Hans Christian Andersen plates are decorated over the glaze.