This plate from famous Swedish porcelain manufacturer Gustavsberg is number 3 in the Bromma Plate Series, Åkeshovs slott (Åkeshov Castle) 1980. Design by Ulla Gina Andersson. Made in Sweden in a limited edition. Ø 21,7 cm / 8,54 inches.
The Åkeshov Castle is situated in Bromma, one of the old “garden suburbs” of Stockholm, and not far from the Drottningholm Palace, Their Majesties the King and Queen’s permanent home residence. On the backside of the plate we learn that the original name of the castle was Nockeby and that the first known owner was an alderman called Peder Ålänning. This was around year 1400. The name Åkeshov was given after the Marshal of the realm, Åke Axelsson Natt och Dag who during the 17th century built the large stonehouse that is still the manor house. During the 18th century the castle got the current exterior by baron Gabriel Stierncrona. The castle was left to disrepair for many years, but was restored in 1958 by the Bromma parish. Today it is turned into a hotel and conference facility.
The plate made of bone china with decor in black comes in excellent condition. It has never been displayed but comes without original box.