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Royal Copenhagen

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Producers of the finest in Danish porcelain, Royal Copenhagen is a company steeped in tradition. Its celebrated blue-and-white china patterns as well as its famed hallmark depicting the royal crown and three waves — symbolizing the monarch who founded the company and the three major waterways of Denmark — are emblems of master craftsmanship.

Royal Copenhagen was founded in 1775 by Queen Juliane Marie. Years earlier, after the death of her husband, King Frederick V, Juliane’s stepson ascended the throne. Shortly into his reign, he went insane, and the Queen became the head of Denmark and its small empire. She sought to improve Denmark’s economy and founded factories around the country to promote domestic growth and international trade. Royal Copenhagen was one of the first of these. Royal Copenhagen first made dinnerware and vases with blue-and-white motifs inspired by Chinese porcelain, then the rage in aristocratic Europe. Many of these designs are still made today.

Apart from its classic patterns, Royal Copenhagen has adapted to the changing styles of time and appeals to many different tastes. Their prolific body of work includes Rococo-style porcelain statues that incorporate stylistic floral patterns in an Art Nouveau style, as well as modern vases by such noted 20th century Danish ceramists as Axel Salto. Whether used for special occasions or displayed as part of a design collection, Royal Copenhagen pieces represent a legacy of the highest quality.

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Gerd Bogelund for Royal Copenhagen Ceramic Cream Coloured Vase, 1940s
By Royal Copenhagen, Gerd Bogelund
Located in Milan, IT
Gerd Bogelund for Royal Copenhagen Ceramic cream coloured vase 1940s. Please note : the "free shipping option" and/or "subsidised shipping option" if stated in the shipping quotes...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Ceramic

Set of Three Crystal Glass Votive Candleholders by Kosta Boda for Orrefors
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Rijssen, NL
This set of votive candleholders designed by Kosta Boda for Orrefors are heavy, substantial and gorgeous. Inspired by nature. Also gorgeous on a holiday table! Simple and minimalisti...
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1980s Finnish Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Crystal

Thorkild Olsen for Royal Copenhagen, Terracotta Craquelure and Gilded Vase
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
Thorkild Olsen for Royal Copenhagen, terracotta craquelure and gilded vase, circa 1960-1970, Classic form, makers mark on base. Excellent condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Gerhard Henning Overglaze Figurine Nightingale No 2409
By Gerhard Henning, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Gerhard Henning overglaze figurine nightingale no. 2409 Measures: 30cm / 12" 1st quality and in perfect condition. Item no.: 440284.
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1950s Danish Art Nouveau Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Porcelain

Vintage Pink Glass Fanfare Table Lamp by Royal Copenhagen & Holmegaard, 1980s
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Trumpet-shaped table light in pink glass - called fanfare. Manufactured and designed by Royal Copenhagen in collaboration with Holmegaard in Denmark. It is mounted with an opaline gl...
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1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Opaline Glass, Glass

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Salad Plate No 20/3573
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica salad plate no 20/3573. Latin name: Platanthera rotundifolia Lindl. Measures: 19.2 cm / 7 9/16 in. Item no.: 436289.
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1950s Danish Empire Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Figurine of Girl by Bird Feeder No 757
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen figurine of girl by Bird Feeder no 757. Measures 15.5 cm / 6 7/64 in.
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Late 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Royal Copenhagen

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Figurine of Hippopotamus No 309
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen figurine of hippopotamus No 309. Measures 35 cm / 13 25/32 in.
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Royal Copenhagen

Materials

Porcelain

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Royal Copenhagen furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Royal Copenhagen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Royal Copenhagen furniture there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 1,542 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Royal Copenhagen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Carl Frederik Liisbjerg, Bing & Grøndahl and Georg Jensen. Royal Copenhagen furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $22 and tops at $86,718, while pieces like these can sell for $768 on average.