The ivory carver Magnus Berg; portrait by Balthasar Denner, 1718-1719.
‘The Water’, centrepiece of ivory, gilt bronze, silver, and glass.
In the cellar room furthest to the north about half of Rosenborg's 700 or so artefacts made of ivory and amber are displayed. They range in date from 1585 to1850.
Magnus Berg, painter and ivory-cutter, was born in Romsdalen in Norway. He went to Copenhagen in 1690, where he was introduced to Christian V.
The 18th century was initiated with yet another war between Denmark and Sweden. For Denmark the war was brief, but for Sweden it was the beginning of the Great Nordic War, which Denmark became part of again from 1709.