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Figurines, plates, vases, and tableware from Royal Copenhagen

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Royal Copenhagen was founded by Frantz Henrich Müller on May 1st 1775, a recognized chemist and pharmacist. With his tireless efforts he made Denmark's first porcelain factory possible. He was infatuated with the thin and fine porcelain he had come across when travelling in Europe - Meissen, Germany mostly.

Frantz Heinrich Müller experimented with the manufacture of porcelain after returning from his travels - and succeeded. "Danish Porcelain Factory" opened with King Christian 7. and Dowager Queen Juliane Marie as protectors.

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Jersey Cow lying down, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 4683
Jersey Cow lying down, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 4683
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Jersey Cow lying down, Royal Cope...
USD 352.21
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Item no: R4683 Measurement: H: 9 cm x W: 23 cm
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Cat and Christmas Rose 1970, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Cat and Christmas Rose 1970, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Cat and Christmas Rose 1970, Royal ...
USD 8.69
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Item no: RX1970 Year: 1970 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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2022 The Annual Santa figurine, Royal Copenhagen
2022 The Annual Santa figurine, Royal Copenhagen
2022 The Annual Santa figurine, Ro...
USD 69.41
Item no: 1062277 Year: 2022 Measurement: W: 9 cm
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Dish with lobster for serving seafood, Royal Copenhagen no. 315 or 3498
Dish with lobster for serving seafood, Royal Copenhagen no. 315 or 3498
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USD 62.38
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Item no: R3498 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Madonna with the Child 1908, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -5%
Madonna with the Child 1908, Royal ...
USD 3779.63
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Item no: RX1908 Year: 1908 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine 2022, Cat
Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine 2022, Cat
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Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine 2...
USD 72.89
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Item no: 1062276 Year: 2022 Measurement: H: 11 cm
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Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Coffee Cup no. 1/1035 or 071, capacity 16 cl., Royal Copenhagen
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Coffee Cup no. 1/1035 or 071, capacity 16 cl., Royal Copenhagen
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Coffee Cup ...
USD 40.29
Item no: 1103071 Measurement: H: 7 cm
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Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine Ornament 2022, Mouse
Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine Ornament 2022, Mouse
Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine O...
USD 85.64
Item no: 1062300 Year: 2022 Measurement: H: 10 cm
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1976 Royal Copenhagen Olympic plate, Montreal -76%
1976 Royal Copenhagen Oly...
USD 4.93
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Item no: RO1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Small Fano girl in local 
costume
 feeding birds 1955, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Small Fano girl in local 
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 feeding birds 1955, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 47.24
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Item no: RX1955 Year: 1955 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Sleigh Ride 1999, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -34%
The Sleigh Ride 1999, Royal Cope...
USD 24.56
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Item no: RX1999 Year: 1999 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Frederiksborg Castle, 2022 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Frederiksborg Castle, 2022 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Frederiksborg Castle, 2022 Roya...
USD 118.32
Item no: RX2022 Year: 2022 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Amager Girl, Sowing while in Regional Costume, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 1314 or 097
Amager Girl, Sowing while in Regional Costume, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 1314 or 097
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Amager Girl, Sowing while in R...
USD 74.99
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Item no: 1021097 Measurement: H: 15 cm x W: 10 cm
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Wirehaired terrier sniffing the ground, Royal Copenhagen dog figurine No. 3020
Wirehaired terrier sniffing the ground, Royal Copenhagen dog figurine No. 3020
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USD 112.81
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Item no: R3020 Measurement: H: 13 cm
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Pekingese, horizontal, LARGE Royal Copenhagen dog figure no. 1453-422 (1894-1922) - Has some brown spots
Pekingese, horizontal, LARGE Royal Copenhagen dog figure no. 1453-422 (1894-1922) - Has some brown spots
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Pekingese, horizontal, LARG...
USD 1606.63
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Item no: R442 Measurement: H: 15 cm x W: 53 cm
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1971 Royal Copenhagen Mother's Day plate, American Mother
1971 Royal Copenhagen Mother's Day plate, American Mother
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1971 Royal Copenhagen Mot...
USD 6.16
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Item no: RM1971 Year: 1971 Measurement: Ø: 15 cm
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Royal Copenhagen Valdemar plate, Dannebrog (The flag of Denmark) 750 years, 1219 - 15 JUNI - 1969. -24%
Royal Copenhagen Valdemar plate, D...
USD 9.93
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Item no: RNR323 Year: 1969 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Winter Twilight 1974, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -38%
Winter Twilight 1974, Royal Cope...
USD 12.32
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Item no: RX1974 Year: 1974 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Christmas time in the forest, 2023 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Christmas time in the forest, 2023 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 108.83
Item no: RX2023 Year: 2023 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Easter egg with wild chives, Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Easter egg with wild chives, Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Easter egg with wild chives, Royal ...
USD 23.04
Item no: 1252064 Year: 2022 Measurement: H: 6 cm
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Bull reading for attack run, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 1195
Bull reading for attack run, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 1195
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USD 629.42
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Item no: R1195 Measurement: H: 22 cm
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Old windmill in 
snow covered landscape 1963, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -30%
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USD 22.61
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Item no: RX1963 Year: 1963 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Immervad Bridge 1977, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -40%
Immervad Bridge 1977, Royal Copen...
USD 7.46
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Item no: RX1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Sparrow, Optimist with tail up, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine no. 1081 or 083
Sparrow, Optimist with tail up, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine no. 1081 or 083
Sparrow, Optimist with tail up, Royal ...
USD 47.24
Item no: 1020083 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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Icelandic falcon, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine no. 1661 or 109
Icelandic falcon, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine no. 1661 or 109
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Icelandic falcon, Royal Copenhage...
USD 1133.42
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Item no: 1020109 Measurement: H: 40 cm
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Easter egg with Poet daffodil petals, Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Easter egg with Poet daffodil petals, Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Easter egg with Poet daffodil peta...
USD 23.04
Item no: 1252061 Year: 2022 Measurement: H: 6 cm
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Easter egg with Poet daffodil and daffodil petals, 2 pcs., Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Easter egg with Poet daffodil and daffodil petals, 2 pcs., Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Easter egg with Poet daffodil and ...
USD 42.75
Item no: 1252066 Year: 2022 Measurement: H: 6 cm
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Bonbonniere with Tiger Lily, Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Bonbonniere with Tiger Lily, Royal Copenhagen Easter Egg 2022
Bonbonniere with Tiger Lily, Royal C...
USD 52.02
Item no: 1252070 Year: 2022 Measurement: H: 5 cm x W: 10 cm
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Goose with head up at attention, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine 1088
Goose with head up at attention, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine 1088
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Goose with head up at attention, Royal...
USD 117.81
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Item no: R1088 Measurement: H: 11 cm x W: 12 cm
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1980 Annual Mug, Large, Royal Copenhagen
1980 Annual Mug, Large, Royal Copenhagen
1980 Annual Mug, Large, Royal Cope...
USD 43.91
Item no: RKS1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: H: 12 cm
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1658-1908 Royal Copenhagen Memorial plate,
1658-1908 Royal Copenhagen Memorial plate,
1658-1908 Royal Copenhagen Me...
USD 201.57
Item no: RNR080 Year: 1908 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Royal Copenhagen Plaquette no. 80, sock maker, Herning -30%
Royal Copenhagen Plaquette no. 80, ...
USD 5.65
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Item no: RNR80-2010 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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2022 Christmas plaquette, Decorating the Christmas tree, Royal Copenhagen
2022 Christmas plaquette, Decorating the Christmas tree, Royal Copenhagen
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2022 Christmas plaquette, Decora...
USD 19.56
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Item no: RP2022 Year: 2022 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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The training ship Danmark 1961, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -50%
The training ship Danmark 1961, Ro...
USD 37.17
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Item no: RX1961 Year: 1961 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Hare in winter 1971, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -60%
Hare in winter 1971, Royal Copenhage...
USD 5.65
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Item no: RX1971 Year: 1971 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Waiting for Christmas 1982, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Waiting for Christmas 1982, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Waiting for Christmas 1982, R...
USD 43.98
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Item no: RX1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Christmas Guests 1993, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -47%
Christmas Guests 1993, Royal Cope...
USD 59.85
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Item no: RX1993 Year: 1993 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Siamese Cat looking to the side, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 3281 or 142
Siamese Cat looking to the side, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 3281 or 142
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Siamese Cat looking to the sid...
USD 125.35
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Item no: 1020142 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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Boy with Teddy Bear, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 3468 or 144
Boy with Teddy Bear, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 3468 or 144
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Boy with Teddy Bear, Royal Copen...
USD 85.06
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Item no: 1021144 Measurement: H: 19 cm
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Bear Cub lying down playing, Royal Copenhagen stoneware figurine no. 21432 or 232
Bear Cub lying down playing, Royal Copenhagen stoneware figurine no. 21432 or 232
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Bear Cub lying down playing, Roy...
USD 24.56
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Item no: 1049232 Measurement: H: 5 cm x W: 10 cm
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Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine Ornament 2021, Titmouse
Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine Ornament 2021, Titmouse
Royal Copenhagen Annual Figurine O...
USD 85.64
Item no: 1057628 Year: 2021 Measurement: H: 16 cm
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Easter Egg with water lily and water lily petals, 2 pcs., Royal Copenhagen Easter 2023
Easter Egg with water lily and water lily petals, 2 pcs., Royal Copenhagen Easter 2023
Easter Egg with water lily and wat...
USD 48.55
Item no: 1066078 Year: 2023 Measurement: H: 6 cm
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Blue Fluted, Half Lace, Coffee Cup WITHOUT SAUCER nr. 1/756 or 072, capacity 16 cl., Royal Copenhagen
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, Coffee Cup WITHOUT SAUCER nr. 1/756 or 072, capacity 16 cl., Royal Copenhagen
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Blue Fluted, Half Lace, Coffee Cup ...
USD 24.56
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Item no: 1102072 Measurement: H: 7 cm x Ø: 8 cm
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Blue Fluted, Half Lace, flat plate 17cm no. 1/574 or 617 , Royal Copenhagen
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, flat plate 17cm no. 1/574 or 617 , Royal Copenhagen
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, flat plate 17c...
USD 62.31
Item no: 1102617 Measurement: Ø: 17 cm
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White Magnolia Classic,  Flat plate 17 cm no. 617, Royal Copenhagen
White Magnolia Classic,  Flat plate 17 cm no. 617, Royal Copenhagen
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Item no: 1165617 Measurement: Ø: 17 cm
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The Little Artist , Royal Copenhagen figurine from the Mini Circus collection series
The Little Artist , Royal Copenhagen figurine from the Mini Circus collection series
The Little Artist , Royal Copenhage...
USD 87.53
Item no: 1249201 Measurement: H: 11 cm
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Vase with Flower, Apple Bough, Royal Copenhagen no. 2619-2129 or 756
Vase with Flower, Apple Bough, Royal Copenhagen no. 2619-2129 or 756
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Vase with Flower, Apple Bough, Roy...
USD 80.50
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Item no: 1629756 Measurement: H: 28 cm
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Vase with Butterfly, Royal Copenhagen no. 418-2390 or 758
Vase with Butterfly, Royal Copenhagen no. 418-2390 or 758
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Vase with Butterfly, Royal Copenhage...
USD 72.46
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Item no: 1814758 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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Else Girl opens her Christmas gift, Royal Copenhagen fugurine no. 097
Else Girl opens her Christmas gift, Royal Copenhagen fugurine no. 097
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Else Girl opens her Christmas gift, Ro...
USD 55.07
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Item no: 5021097 Measurement: H: 10 cm
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Sparrow with tail down, Pessismist, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine no. 107 or 1519
Sparrow with tail down, Pessismist, Royal Copenhagen bird figurine no. 107 or 1519
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Sparrow with tail down, Pessismist, ...
USD 40.94
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Item no: R1519 Measurement: H: 6 cm
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Boy with apples, October, Royal Copenhagen monthly figurine No. 4532
Boy with apples, October, Royal Copenhagen monthly figurine No. 4532
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Boy with apples, October, Royal Co...
USD 74.99
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Item no: R4532 Measurement: H: 17 cm
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Girl with Geese, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 527
Girl with Geese, Royal Copenhagen figurine No. 527
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USD 66.15
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Item no: R527 Measurement: H: 25 cm
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Shepherd, Overglaze, Boy Cutting a Stick, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 905
Shepherd, Overglaze, Boy Cutting a Stick, Royal Copenhagen figurine no. 905
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Shepherd, Overglaze, Boy C...
USD 266.06
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Item no: R905-O Measurement: H: 19 cm
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Monkeys, Trio, three seated monkeys, Monkey figure Royal Copenhagen no. 1454-940
Monkeys, Trio, three seated monkeys, Monkey figure Royal Copenhagen no. 1454-940
Monkeys, Trio, three seated mon...
USD 1386.07
Item no: R940 Measurement: H: 16 cm x W: 22 cm
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1976 Annual Mug, Large, Royal Copenhagen
1976 Annual Mug, Large, Royal Copenhagen
1976 Annual Mug, Large, Royal Cope...
USD 43.91
Item no: RKS1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: H: 12 cm
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1986 Royal Copenhagen Mother and Child plate, dog with puppies
1986 Royal Copenhagen Mother and Child plate, dog with puppies
-36%
1986 Royal Copenhagen Mot...
USD 16.23
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Item no: RMB1986 Year: 1986 Measurement: Ø: 15 cm
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1909 Royal Copenhagen Memorial plate -29%
1909 Royal Copenhagen Me...
USD 81.80
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Item no: RNR097 Year: 1909 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Royal Copenhagen Plaquette no. 2, Langelinie Quay -61%
Royal Copenhagen Plaquette no. 2, L...
USD 4.93
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Item no: RNR2-2010 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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1926, Royal Copenhagen Memorial plate, FOLKETS GAMLE MINDER FOLKET SAMMEN 
BINDER ( A nation's history tie its people to each other)
1926, Royal Copenhagen Memorial plate, FOLKETS GAMLE MINDER FOLKET SAMMEN 
BINDER ( A nation's history tie its people to each other)
-63%
1926, Royal Copenhagen Me...
USD 43.98
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Item no: RNR245 Year: 1926 Measurement: Ø: 21 cm
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Angels singing 1922, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -46%
Angels singing 1922, Royal Cope...
USD 43.98
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Item no: RX1922 Year: 1922 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Royal Copenhagen mix of coffee servies

The Story of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

The Royal Copenhagen factory was situated in an old mail court in Koebmagergade, Copenhagen.

It was decided from the very beginning in 1775, that the hallmark should be "Three Wavy Lines", symbolizing the three Danish straits (The Sound, The Little Belt and The Great Belt). With little variation all Royal Copenhagen products have been marked with this logo ever since.

The Royal Porcelain Factory

Right from the beginning the factory had serious problems with raw materials, firing, buildings, internal disagreements, etc. Everything seemed to be problematic in spite of the fierce efforts of Frantz Müller and his employees.

At the beginning of 1779 the economy was so bad, that the factory was taken over by the king and renamed " The Royal Porcelain Factory" - Abroad known as Royal Copenhagen.

In spite of the initial difficulties, the factory soon accomplished a high-quality production. Not until 1780 had the factory "gathered" enough articles to open up the shop that had been planned from the beginning. A shop was opened on the first floor in Koebmagergade. According to the cash books, the shop had nine customers on the first day of opening. The factory did not show any profits until 1795. And the Royal Family was always their biggest client.

By 1780 the rococo style is ousted in favour of the neo classical style with decorations in the contemporary German style. Naturalistic flowers in fresh colours as well as medallions in black or gray with typical motifs. Almost all figurines produced at the factory in those days were copies.

Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted service

The oldest service

At the same time tableware in the blue and white colours were manufactured. The Blue Fluted service was produced right from the start, but it was the Flora Danica service that made the factory world famous. By late 1700's the factory survived on orders and commissions from the Royal family and the nobility. Especially tableware and big magnificent vases were popular. Articles that would today be priced in the million kroner class. Royal Copenhagen's first golden age ends at the beginning of the 19th century.

In 1779, the pattern Blue Flower (also copied from Meissen) is introduced.

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica stel

The biggest commission ever was the Flora Danica service. "The Flora Danica service" was ordered by King Christian 7th in 1790 - supposedly meant as a gift to Zarina Katarina 2nd of Russia. Due to the death of the Zarina, the set remained with the Royal family in Denmark.

The set was based on the national botanical works of the same name, published from 1762. A very closely defined job, carried out by the German flowerpainter Johann Christoph Bauer who emigrated from Nürnberg. The job lasted from 1790 till 1802, and almost cost him his sight. When delivered the service included 1802 parts. Part of the original set is still exhibited at The Rosenborg Castle. The original set is still in the possession of the Royal family, and it is said to be used on special occasions.

"The Pure Style"

Denmark, and thereby Royal Copenhagen, experienced recession following the bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807 and the national bankruptcy of 1813. There was shortage on most things including raw-materials for the porcelain production. Royal Copenhagen had to let most employees go in 1810, or put them on standby payment.

Progress in artistic development and innovation picked up in 1816. From The Royal Academy of Art professor G. F. Hetsch was hired to be the artistic leader in 1828. He advocated for "The Pure Style" and had studied the arts and the idiom of the Antiquity in Rome.

Thanks to him Royal Copenhagen started the production of the much coveted bisquit-figurines, giving the factory a badly needed financial improvement. Moreover he was a big propagator of the late empire style. The prospect paintings were also favorites of those years.

The Royal Copenhagen employees had received education from a French painter specializing in this art form. Ín the following period several items with motifs of for example Amalienborg Palace, The Round Tower and Rosenborg Castle were introduced. Until 1857 G.F. Hetsch held the post as artistic leader.

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

An apprentice becomes a competitor

The founder of Bing & Grondahl Frederik Vilhelm Grondahl was engaged as an apprentice in the throwing workshop in 1833. He stayed with Royal Copenhagen until 1852.

The absolute monarchy in Denmark was abolished in 1849. The old privileges and monopolies were dissolved and Royal Copenhagen was on its own.

Royal Copenhagen participated in its first official exhibition in London: The Crystal Palace World Exhibition in 1851 - the factory still under the artistic leadership of G. F. Hetsch.

On April 19, 1853, Bing & Groendahl was founded and became a direct competitor to Royal Copenhagen. 

New times

New times of recession put Royal Copenhagen under the ministry of the interior in 1864. By 1868 the factory was privately owned until the successful faience factory Aluminia surprisingly bought Royal Copenhagen in 1882. Probably this is what ensured the the continued existence of Royal Copenhagen. After the takeover, The Royal Porcelain Factory moved to the Aluminia premisses in Smallegade, Frederiksberg.

The year of 1868 was also when the first female "bluepainter" was hired at The Royal Porcelain Factory. So far this job had exclusively been handled by men. Quickly this field of work was completely taken over by women.

Royal Copenhagen Arnold Krog Blue Fluted porcelain

Administratively the two factories were merged, while they otherwise continued as two separate factories. The following year the Royal Copenhagen shop opened at Amagertorv. Arnold Krog was engaged as artistic leader, and he was responsible for the international breakthrough in Royal Danish porcelain. By the end of the 19th century the Aluminia factory "starved" in favour of Royal Copenhagen - in all respects.

Arnold Krog had from his very start at Royal Copenhagen already decided to "straighten up" the by now somewhat diluted blue pattern. In this period he designed the half and full lace versions of the Blue Fluted porcelain.

In 1980 Royal Copenhagen a store in Paris, France, and 7 years later another one on the fashionable "Old Bond Street" in London, England.
Customers all over the world wanted to acquire the new underglaze products. The porcelain factory had great success and the orders were pouring in.

During this period the Christmas plate was "invented", and factories all over the world followed in the steps of the Danish factories to produce the Christmas plates (and other decorative plates).

"The Fan" service was introduced in 1909 - designed by Arnold Krog. He had already in 1885 been inspired by a fan, but the service was not produced until 1909. It is also produced in green and in gold.

Knud Kyhn, sculptor, was engaged by Royal Copenhagen in 1904, where he stayed for the next 6 years, especially creating big figurines. He is one of several artists who have worked both at Bing & Groendahl and Royal Copenhagen. From 1909 he worked with Gerhard Henning at Royal Copenhagen. Gerhard Henning was a swedish-born artist who intoxicated with his opulent figurines inspired by the French 18th century art.

He often created figurines with small groups of people in an adventure style a la the Orient. Kyhn and Henning created several of Royal Copenhagen's big Pan (Faun) figurines, today absolutely coveted. Both artists worked at Royal Copenhagen several times.

By 1885 the Royal Copenhagen shop moved to Amager Torv 6, where it is still situated today.

New artists and production techniques

Patrick Nordström, a swedish ceramicist hired by Royal Copenhagen from 1912 to 1922, was in 1914 one of the first in Denmark to showcase stoneware at Royal Copenhagen. Patrick Nordström created a road for other artists in regards to experimenting with glaze for stoneware, etc. He always strived after perfection in unifying glaze and stoneware, and developed several new glazes over time.

The Royal Porcelain Factory has up through the 20th century continuously been able to renew and develop - constantly engaging new artists, and new or redeveloping various production techniques.

We have not spent a lot of time telling the Royal Copenhagen history later than the 1920's in this text, as - in our opinion - this part of the history is told better elsewhere. The production of already existing products and series such as Blue Fluted, Blue Flower and the Christmas plates etc. is still continued simultaneously with the development and production of numerous new products, following or ahead of styles and trends of the time.

During the 1970's Royal Copenhagen experienced a large growth in the sales and production of various collectibles such as Christmas and Mother's Day plates, Annual bells, Annual mugs etc.

The Royal Porcelain Factory bought and merged with several other manufactures of the glass, porcelain or design producers in Scandinavia since the 1980's. Georg Jensen, KostaBoda Orrefors, Holmegaard Glass-works and others have merged with the old porcelain factory. Since the merger with Holmegaard Glassworks in 1985, The Royal Porcelain Factory has existed under the name Royal Copenhagen (often referred to as RC).

Artists to be mentioned in recent years could be Sven Vestergaard, Ursula Munch-Petersen, Monica Ritterband and many more. New products to be emphasized are various series, such as "Santa Claus", "Christmas in Denmark" and many others. The latest addition is "Blue Fluted Mega" - a re-design of the original Blue Fluted, created by Karin Kjaeldgaard-Larsen. Little details from the original service are "blown up" in big size.

One major reason for Royal Copenhagen's continuing success is the decision to prioritize the quality of decoration on figurines and tableware. Royal Copenhagen has an artistic and qualitative high standard, and they offer their employees a motivating and artistic environment.

Today Royal Copenhagen is part of Fiskars Group and the production takes place in Thailand. 

Facts about Royal Copenhagen:

When was Royal Copenhagen established?

  • Royal Copenhagen was established in 1775.

Why is the trademark of Royal Copenhagen three wavy blue lines?

  • The three wavy blue lines of the Royal Copenhagen trademark represents the three straits of Denmark; The Sound, The Little Belt and The Great Belt.

Which is the most famous dinnerware of Royal Copenhagen?

  • The most famous commonly available dinnerware from Royal Copenhagen is the Blue Fluted Dinnerware. Other than that there is the hugely expensive and delicate Flora Danica originally made for Zarina Catharina of Russia.

Who owns Royal Copenhagen today?

  • Royal Copenhagen is currently a trademark of Fiskars.

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Mother with child figurine

Royal Copenhagen Fortuna figurines with glass decoration and candlesticks

Royal Copenhagen Fortuna figurines with glass decoration and candlesticks

Royal Copenhagen Figurines

Royal Copenhagen Figurines

Royal Copenhagen Figurines

The beautiful Blue Flower tableware often comes into the shop