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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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Flora Danica Carving Fork and Knife by Royal Copenhagen
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New Orleans, LA
The porcelain handles of this knife and fork are finely hand-painted with botanical specimens native to Denmark in this beautiful Flora Danica carving utensils set. Created by the le...
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20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen

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Porcelain

Nils Thorsson for Royal Copenhagen, Footed Bowl, Denmark, circa 1930s
By Royal Copenhagen, Nils Thorsson
Located in New York, NY
Footed bowl by Danish designer Nills Thorsson for Royal Copenhagen, circa 1930s.
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Early 20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen

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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Tableware Dinner Service, Denmark 1961
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Delft, NL
Royal Copenhagen porcelain tableware dinner service, Denmark 1961 A Royal Copenhagen porcelain dinner service with pattern number 595, the floral golden basket Flowers in the ce...
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20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen

Materials

Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Crackle Glazed Bowl. Thorkild Olsen, Denmark, 1954.
By Thorkild Olsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Malmö, SE
Elegant Royal Copenhagen crackle glazed bowl with gilded banding on the rim and base. Designed by THORKILD OLSEN (1890-1973) for ROYAL COPENHAGEN. Made in Denmark, 1954. Great condi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Royal Copenhagen

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Gerd Bogelund for Royal Copenhagen Signed Danish Denmark Art Pottery Leaf Vase
By Gerd Bogelund, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous, wonderfully designed, and glazed Mid-Century Modern Danish/Scandinavian art vase by Gerd Bogelund for Royal Copenhagen featuring leaf decoration and a semi-gloss pale bro...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Pottery, Stoneware

Flora Danica Porcelain Dinner Service By Royal Copenhagen, 105 Pieces
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New Orleans, LA
Crafted by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, this 105-piece dinner service features one of the most prestigious porcelain patterns ever produced — the coveted Flora Danica ...
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20th Century Danish Other Royal Copenhagen

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Porcelain

Axel Salto for Royal Copenhagen, Large Ceramic Bowl, no. 20729, Sung Glaze, 1965
By Royal Copenhagen, Axel Salto
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Axel Salto, Large Ceramic Bowl, model 20729, for Royal Copenhagen, 1965 Axel Salto (1889-1961) worked for Royal Copenhagen throughout the 1930s-50s, designing ceramics with relief p...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen

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Ceramic

Royal Copenhagen Turquoise Crackle Glaze Tumbler Pot With Gilded Decor #3491
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Rothley, Leicestershire
Thorkild Olsen for Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, porcelain crackle glaze tumbler pot Turquoise crackle glaze with gilded bands. Pale grey crackle interior Circa 1963 Stamped and numbere...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Royal Copenhagen

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Porcelain

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Questions About Royal Copenhagen
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Royal Copenhagen is still in business but the company has undergone many buy-outs and acquisitions over the years. Originally founded in Copenhagen in 1775, the company imitated the exquisite china from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Royal patronage and top-quality craftsmanship quickly earned the brand a reputation, making its products quite collectible. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Royal Copenhagen plates and other pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Royal Copenhagen still produces some figurines. However, most of the manufacturer's most well-known lines are no longer in production. As of January 2022, only the annual figurines are still currently in production. Today, Royal Copenhagen is a brand owned by Fiskars Group rather than an independent company. You'll find a collection of Royal Copenhagen figurines on 1stDibs.

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