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Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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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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Creator: Royal Copenhagen
Axel Salto, Service Set in Porcelain from Royal Copenhagen, Midcentury, 1956
By Royal Copenhagen, Axel Salto
Located in Odense, DK
An excellent and rare set of 11 service items from the famous Danish ceramic artist Axel Salto. This was made for Royal Copenhagen, designed back in 1956. It contains: 3 x plates ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Ichthyological Porcelain Part Dinner 'Fish-Service'
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in London, GB
A Royal Copenhagen Ichthyological porcelain part dinner 'fish-service' Danish, 20th century Plates: height 2cm, diameter 24cm Long dish: height 5cm, width 60cm, depth 24cm Cons...
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20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Salt Cellar 3557 Patentilla hirsuta Vahlmecr Flora Danica (1961 to Current) By Royal Copenhagen 3.25" x 4" x 1.8" h The last picture shows other items from the same collector being offered at Owl's Roost Antiques...
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20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

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 Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Arne Bang for Royal Copenhagen, Ribbed "Model 198" Ceramic Stoneware Bowl, 1940s
By Royal Copenhagen, Arne Bang
Located in Milan, IT
Arne Bang for Royal Copenhagen, Ribbed "Model 198" ceramic stoneware bowl, 1940s. Please note : the "free shipping option" and/or "subsidised shipping option" if stated in the shi...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Wonderful Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Tricot Cup and Saucer Set with Lid Mint
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful royal Copenhagen Flora Danica tricot cup and saucer set with matching lid in mint condition.
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20th Century Danish Aesthetic Movement Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Vintage Royal Copenhagen Frijsenborg Floral Porcelain Tureen & Lid, c1930
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage Royal Copenhagen Frijsenborg lidded tureen designed by Thorkild Olsen offers fine porcelain construction with foliate form handl...
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20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

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Axel Salto Stoneware Vase Budding Style with Sung Glazing, Royal Copenhagen
By Axel Salto, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Odense, DK
Stunning and rare piece of stoneware by Danish artist Axel Salto made in the 1950s at Royal Copenhagen. The vase is in the "budding" style and features the iconic Sung glazing in bro...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Stoneware

12 Flora Danica Fish Plates, Vintage and Vibrantly Painted, Royal Copenhagen
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
From Denmark's prestigious collection and one of the world's most re known patterns we have for sale a set of 12 generous sized plates featuring "fish". One of the most enchanting pa...
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1970s Danish Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Gold, Enamel

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 Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Vintage Sheffield Knife and Fork Set
By Sheffield
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Sheffield carving knife and fork set, stainless steel, pink Floraine porcelain handles. This vintage set of fine Sheffield carving knife and...
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Mid-20th Century English Chinoiserie Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain "Flora Danica" Dinner Service for 12
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
Comprising 60 pieces, each finely hand-painted with a botanical specimen, identified in Latin on the underside, including: 12 "3549" dinner plates measuring 10 1/8" diameter 12 "...
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Cinderella Tea Service Teapot and Six Cups, Pink & Gold, Handmade in Italy, 2021
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
Our artisan's pieces are a dream come true, as in Disney's Cinderella. Ceramic tea service are completely hand-crafted and painted with love and care. A set is composed by a teap...
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2010s Italian Baroque Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Ceramic

Set of Three 20th Century Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Triangular Custard Cups
By Flora Danica
Located in New York, NY
A set of three 20th century Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Triangular Custard cups Finely decorated with gold accent designs, reticulated rim and “A Flower From Denmark.” Stamped with Royal Copenhagen Denmark seal...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Crustacean Plate
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New Orleans, LA
This impressive porcelain plate by Royal Copenhagen features the firm's famed Flora Danica motif. However, rather than the native flowers more typically...
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20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

  • Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Crustacean Plate
  • Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Crustacean Plate
  • Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Crustacean Plate
  • Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Crustacean Plate
H 10.25 in W 10.25 in D 1.25 in
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinner plate in porcelain.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinner plate in porcelain. Hand-painted. 24-karat gold leaf decoration. Model: 20/3549. Dated 1969-1973 First factory quality. Marked. In perfect condit...
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1960s Danish Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Service No. 607, Twelve Porcelain Dinner Plates
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen service no. 607. Twelve porcelain dinner plates. Gold border with foliage. Model number 607/9586. Dated 1960's. Measure:...
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1960s Danish Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinner plate. Hand-painted.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinner plate. Hand-painted. 24-karat gold leaf decoration. Model: 20/3549. Dated 1969-1973. First factory quality. Marked. In perfect condition. Appears...
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1960s Danish Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

21 Piece Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Blue Flowers Coffee Tea Set Service for 8
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Dayton, OH
Royal Copenhagen Denmark tea set. Features service for 8 with sugar, creamer and coffee / tea pot. Made from porcelain with blue flowers pattern. DIMENSIONS Standard.
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Late 20th Century Dutch Colonial Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Previously Available Items
Vintage Royal Copenhagen Cake Tray
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in High Point, NC
A ceramic cake tray from Denmark, produced circa 1900. A flat plane of circular ceramic coated in thick white glaze. Laced with the signature Royal Copenhag...
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Early 1900s Danish Antique Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Ceramic

  • Vintage Royal Copenhagen Cake Tray
  • Vintage Royal Copenhagen Cake Tray
  • Vintage Royal Copenhagen Cake Tray
  • Vintage Royal Copenhagen Cake Tray
H 4.7 in W 13.4 in D 13.4 in
Flora Danica Serving Spoon by Royal Copenhagen
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New Orleans, LA
This charming porcelain and silver gilt spoon is part of the celebrated Flora Danica line created by Royal Copenhagen. Once the supplier of the Quee...
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20th Century Danish Rococo Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Silver

Arne Bang for Royal Copenhagen, Ribbed "Model 128" Ceramic Stoneware Bowl, 1940s
By Royal Copenhagen, Arne Bang
Located in Milan, IT
Arne Bang for Royal Copenhagen, Ribbed "Model 128" ceramic stoneware bowl, 1940s.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Flora Danica Fungi Oval Platter by Royal Copenhagen
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare Royal Copenhagen porcelain platter was custom-crafted in the famed Flora Danica Fungi pattern. Flora Danica is known worldwide for its ext...
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20th Century Danish Other Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Exquisite Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Flowers of Denmark Triangular Dish
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Tustin, CA
Finest quality, elegantly handmade and meticulously hand painted Royal Copenhagen triangular dish or cake dish with the delicate botanical design, "Anthyllis vulneraria v. rubriflora...
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1960s Danish Neoclassical Vintage Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Wonderful Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Tricot Cup and Saucer Set with Lid Mint
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful royal Copenhagen Flora Danica tricot cup and saucer set with matching lid in mint condition.
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20th Century Danish Aesthetic Movement Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Pattern Sugar, Creamer and Covered Custard Cup Set
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Royal Copenhagen three-piece porcelain set in the blue fluted pattern. The blue fluted pattern was introduced in 1775, the same year it was founded in Denmark, and has been in continuous production for more than 230 years. Measures: Sugar bowl, 3.5" D x 2.75" H; marked 1/239. Covered custard cup...
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20th Century Danish Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Flora Danica 119-Piece Porcelain Dinner Service
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New Orleans, LA
This remarkable 119-piece Flora Danica dinner service was crafted by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. From the rich, hand-painted botanical motifs to the delicate rose accents, each piece in this set reflects the meticulous skill and artistry necessary to produce such an exemplary dinner service. Flora Danica is regarded as one of the most prestigious and intricate porcelain patterns ever created. Commissioned in 1790 by King Christian VII of Denmark for Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, Flora Danica has become synonymous with royal prestige and has remained the crowning achievement of the European decorative arts for over 200 years. A work of scientific examination as well as artistic mastery, the designs are culled from George Christian Oeder's 1771 publication Flora Danica (Flowers of Denmark), an encyclopedia including 3,000 hand-colored copper plate prints depicting every wild plant known to exist in Denmark, including mosses, fungi, ferns and flowers. In addition, the underside of each piece is labeled with the Latin name of the plant depicted in the design. The creation of the Flora Danica service was the life's work of Johann Christoph Bayer, one of the most gifted artists of the late 18th century. It took Bayer over 12 years to complete the service, which was intended as a gift for Empress Catherine the Great of Russia. Unfortunately, Catherine died in 1796 before it was complete, and the service was then placed in the collection of the Danish Royal Family. Flora Danica was first used on January 29, 1803 for the banquet celebrating the birthday of King Christian VII. Since that time, this exquisite pattern has remained the centerpiece of ceremonial occasions, weddings, and visits by foreign dignitaries. Today, pieces of Flora Danica are exhibited in the Danish Royal Collections of Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace, as well as Queen Elizabeth II's private collection at Windsor Castle. All pieces display Royal Copenhagen marks and are in excellent condition. 20th Century This service comprises: 12 10" reticulated dinner plates 12 9" reticulated lunch plates 12 7 1/2" salad and dessert plates (botanical rim) 12 7 1/2" salad and dessert plates (fruit rim) 12 bread and butter plates 12 butter pats 12 soup bowls 12 coffee cups and saucers 1 oval serving bowl 1 round serving bowl 1 oval serving dish 1 oval fish serving dish...
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20th Century Danish Other Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen serving pieces for sale on 1stDibs.

Royal Copenhagen serving pieces are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Royal Copenhagen serving pieces, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original serving pieces by Royal Copenhagen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider serving pieces by Herbert Krenchel, Stelton, and Digsmed. Prices for Royal Copenhagen serving pieces can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $377 and can go as high as $22,934, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,750.
Questions About Royal Copenhagen Serving Pieces
  • 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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