2015-06-13

The table setting

Geatish silver service

King Oscar I commissioned the silver service between 1827 and 1856. It was made by Adolf Zethelius, Johan Petter Grönvall, Gustaf Möllenborg and Gustaf Folcker.

The mirrored chargers were crafted by Johan Petter Grönvall in 1832. Besides the chargers, the service also includes candelabra, a flower basket, fruit baskets, preserve bowls, vases and salt cellars.

This is the first time in living memory that the Geatish silver service's chargers have been used. Some of the vases have been used in recent years.

Glassware

The glasses are those given to the King and Queen on the occasion of their wedding in 1976 by the Riksdag and Government. They were made by Kosta Glassworks from drawings by Sigurd Persson.

Porcelain

First course
White plate with gilt lattice-work rims, featuring the monogram of King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria. Made for Gustaf V and Victoria by Rörstrand in 1910.

Second course
Blue and white plate bearing the monogram of King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria and the coats of arms of Sweden, Norway and Värmland province. Like Prince Carl Philip, Gustaf V was Duke of Värmland.

The plates in the service were a gift from Prince Eugen to Gustaf, then the Crown Prince, and Victoria for their wedding in 1881. Manufactured by Rörstrand.

Third course
Plate with the union arms of Sweden and Norway, made at W.E. Toy's factory in the Rue de la Chaussée d’Antin in Paris during the second half of the 19th Century.

Dessert
Service given by the Riksdag and Government to King Carl XVI Gustaf for his 50th birthday in 1996. It was designed by Karin Björquist and manufactured by Rörstrand.