One of today's auction buys, a bit of a messy day with buying - but I managed to get a few pieces that I wanted eventually.
I have never seen this pattern before, and I was quite surprised to find out it is a pattern by Beth Breyen for Alumina/Royal Copenhagen in the 1960s. I don't recall seeing any pattern by Beth that wasn't based in some way on a butterfly motif.
This one appears to be 3 wise men - although their beard styles make them look more like Genghis Khan in style to me.
Love colour palette and fine use of line as decoration to create pattern, as with all of Beth's work.
This is design number 138 on the butter dish shape 2823. In beautiful condition too - this work can be subject to crazing, but this piece has obviously been very well looked after.