Danish Porcelain House - New, retro, antique and vintage

Royal Copenhagen

4983 products
We ship worldwide Fast and Safe Delivery

Royal Copenhagen

Here is a complete list of the Royal Copenhagen products available on this website.

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.

Read the whole story of Royal Copenhagen here.

Royal Copenhagen logo
Page 1 of 84
4983 products
Filters
Artist
Brand
Color
Material
Quality
Year
Height
Width
Depth
Diameter
Top
Price
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring ...
USD 112.37
Item no: 1-1009-1 Year: 1930 Measurement: Ø: 9 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone Christian X 1912
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone Christian X 1912
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring ...
USD 112.37
Item no: 1-1009-2 Year: 1912 Measurement: Ø: 9 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone Christian X 1870-1930
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone Christian X 1870-1930
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring ...
USD 112.37
Item no: 1-1009-3 Year: 1930 Measurement: Ø: 9 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone Christian IX Queen Louise
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring with coin 2 Krone Christian IX Queen Louise
Blue Fluted, Full Lace, Candle ring ...
USD 112.37
Item no: 1-1009-4 Year: 1892 Measurement: Ø: 9 cm
In stock
Shop now
Egg cup, Ships Schooners set of 4 pcs.
Egg cup, Ships Schooners set of 4 pcs.
Egg cup, Ships Schooners set of ...
USD 124.38
Item no: 1-14159 Year: 1980 Measurement: H: 5 cm x Ø: 4 cm
In stock
Shop now
Royal Copenhagen Jubilee Cup 1775-1975
Royal Copenhagen Jubilee Cup 1775-1975
Royal Copenhagen Jubilee Cup 1775-...
USD 43.57
Item no: 1-5177 Measurement: H: 7 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, plate, Royal Copenhagen 15cm -40%
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, plate, Royal ...
USD 18.62
Before: USD 31.06
Item no: 1-576 Measurement: Ø: 14 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, bowl 14cm
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, bowl 14cm
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, bowl 14cm
USD 43.57
Item no: 1-591 Measurement: H: 3 cm x Ø: 14 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, plate, Royal Copenhagen 15cm
Blue Fluted, Half Lace, plate, Royal ...
USD 28.11
Item no: 1-653 Measurement: Ø: 14 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower large tureen WITHOUT lid (oval) lenght 33cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower large tureen WITHOUT lid (oval) lenght 33cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower large turee...
USD 450.06
Item no: 10-12000 Measurement: H: 15 cm x W: 33 cm x D: 22 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower small tureen (oval) lenght 18cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower small tureen (oval) lenght 18cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower small turee...
USD 185.05
Item no: 10-12004 Measurement: H: 16 cm x W: 18 cm x D: 12 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower oval dish 30cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower oval dish 30cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower oval dish 3...
USD 39.54
Item no: 10-12005 Measurement: H: 4 cm x W: 30 cm x D: 22 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower oval pickle dish 22.5cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower oval pickle dish 22.5cm, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower oval pickle...
USD 29.98
Item no: 10-12018 Measurement: H: 2 cm x W: 23 cm x D: 15 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower sugar bowl WITHOUT lid,  Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower sugar bowl WITHOUT lid,  Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower sugar bowl...
USD 19.99
Item no: 10-12037 Measurement: H: 5 cm x Ø: 9 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower bowl, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower bowl, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower bowl, Roya...
USD 79.51
Item no: 10-12050 Measurement: H: 6 cm x Ø: 21 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower flat lunch plate, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower flat lunch plate, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower flat lunch p...
USD 29.98
Item no: 10-12422 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
In stock
Shop now
The singing plate - Melody of Mozart, Royal Copenhagen
The singing plate - Melody of Mozart, Royal Copenhagen
The singing plate - Melody of Mozart...
USD 45.58
Item no: 10-12422-M Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
In stock
Shop now
Dish with Blue Flower, Royal Copenhagen
Dish with Blue Flower, Royal Copenhagen
Dish with Blue Flower, Royal Cop...
USD 124.52
Item no: 10-12491 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Curved, Round Cake Dish on high foot
Blue Flower, Curved, Round Cake Dish on high foot
Blue Flower, Curved, Round Ca...
USD 109.42
Item no: 10-1528-1534-1724 Measurement: H: 14 cm x Ø: 25 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Curved, small Coffee Cup WITHOUT Saucer Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Curved, small Coffee Cup WITHOUT Saucer Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Curved, small Coff...
USD 08.84
Item no: 10-1546-K Measurement: H: 6 cm x W: 8 cm x D: 7 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Curved, oval Dish 27 cm
Blue Flower, Curved, oval Dish 27 cm
Blue Flower, Curved, oval Dish ...
USD 124.88
Item no: 10-1580 Measurement: H: 4 cm x W: 27 cm x D: 22 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Curved, Sugar Bowl WITHOUT lid, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Curved, Sugar Bowl WITHOUT lid, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Curved, Sugar Bo...
USD 44.86
Item no: 10-1679 Measurement: H: 7 cm x Ø: 11 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Curved, Tea Box  Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Curved, Tea Box  Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Curved, Tea Box ...
USD 119.49
Item no: 10-1684 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 8 cm
In stock
Shop now
Juliane Marie Blue Flower micro vase, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower micro vase, Royal Copenhagen
Juliane Marie Blue Flower micro vase...
USD 186.92
Item no: 10-17063 Measurement: H: 5 cm x Ø: 5 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower,  Candle Holder no. 10-3303, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower,  Candle Holder no. 10-3303, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Candle Holder no....
USD 59.53
Item no: 10-3303 Measurement: H: 11 cm x Ø: 10 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, braided, dish, leaf shaped ø26cm
Blue Flower, braided, dish, leaf ...
USD 36.52
Item no: 10-8003 Measurement: H: 4 cm x W: 20 cm x D: 26 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, braided, oval dish 25cm -13%
Blue Flower, braided, oval dish ...
USD 43.64
Before: USD 50.04
Item no: 10-8015 Measurement: H: 3 cm x W: 25 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, braided, oval dish, extra Large 41 cm -22%
Blue Flower, braided, oval dish,...
USD 69.88
Before: USD 90.01
Item no: 10-8018 Measurement: H: 4 cm x W: 33 cm x D: 41 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, braided, Cream Jug (1889-1922)
Blue Flower, braided, Cream Jug (1889-1922)
Blue Flower, braided, Cream Ju...
USD 42.49
Item no: 10-8027 Measurement: H: 12 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Braided, Large Coffee Cup and Saucer, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Braided, Large Coffee Cup and Saucer, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Braided, Large Co...
USD 28.11
Item no: 10-8041 Measurement: H: 7 cm x Ø: 14 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Braided, oval Dish with Cover
Blue Flower, Braided, oval Dish with Cover
-10%
Blue Flower, Braided, oval Dish ...
USD 121.14
Before: USD 134.44
Item no: 10-8054 Measurement: H: 14 cm x W: 26 cm x D: 17 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, braided, Round Cake Dish on low foot, Royal Copenhagen ø21cm
Blue Flower, braided, Round Cake Dish on low foot, Royal Copenhagen ø21cm
-14%
Blue Flower, braided, Round C...
USD 47.38
Before: USD 54.93
Item no: 10-8062 Measurement: H: 7 cm x Ø: 21 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Braided, Round Cake Dish on high foot
Blue Flower, Braided, Round Cake Dish on high foot
Blue Flower, Braided, Round C...
USD 84.83
Item no: 10-8064 Measurement: H: 15 cm x Ø: 21 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, braided, large soup tureen
Blue Flower, braided, large soup tureen
-6%
Blue Flower, braided, large sou...
USD 424.46
Before: USD 450.06
Item no: 10-8134 Measurement: H: 23 cm x W: 33 cm x D: 21 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, braided, soup tureen with dish (Tureen  33x21 H:23   Dish 44x28x5cm)
Blue Flower, braided, soup tureen with dish (Tureen  33x21 H:23   Dish 44x28x5cm)
Blue Flower, braided, soup ture...
USD 687.02
Item no: 10-8134-8135 Measurement: H: 27 cm x W: 44 cm x D: 28 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Braided, Dish, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Braided, Dish, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Braided, Dish, Roy...
USD 49.32
Item no: 10-8150 Measurement: Ø: 7 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Braided, Tray for bread, Royal Copenhagen 20cm
Blue Flower, Braided, Tray for bread, Royal Copenhagen 20cm
Blue Flower, Braided, Tray for ...
USD 106.12
Item no: 10-8164 Measurement: H: 3 cm x W: 20 cm x D: 17 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Braided, small round dish, Royal Copenhagen Ø 7 cm
Blue Flower, Braided, small round dish, Royal Copenhagen Ø 7 cm
-21%
Blue Flower, Braided, small rou...
USD 06.76
Before: USD 08.63
Item no: 10-8167 Measurement: Ø: 7 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower Braided, Mustard jar with lid
Blue Flower Braided, Mustard jar with lid
Blue Flower Braided, Mustard j...
USD 43.71
Item no: 10-8211 Measurement: H: 7 cm x Ø: 6 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower braided, Sugar Pot
Blue Flower braided, Sugar Pot
Blue Flower braided, Sugar Po...
USD 124.81
Item no: 10-8222 Measurement: H: 19 cm x Ø: 8 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, tea Cup (large Coffee Cup) with saucer 1,8dl, Royal Copenhagen -10%
Blue Flower, Angular, tea Cup (...
USD 24.73
Before: USD 27.46
Item no: 10-8500 Measurement: H: 7 cm x Ø: 15 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, VERY Large Tea Cup and saucer, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Angular, VERY Large Tea Cup and saucer, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Angular, VERY Lar...
USD 74.99
Item no: 10-8501 Measurement: H: 9 cm x Ø: 18 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, cream or milk Jug
Blue Flower, Angular, cream or milk Jug
Blue Flower, Angular, cream or...
USD 77.50
Item no: 10-8520 Measurement: H: 16 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, angular, tureen
Blue Flower, angular, tureen
-17%
Blue Flower, angular, tureen
USD 374.49
Before: USD 449.62
Item no: 10-8532 Measurement: H: 24 cm x W: 33 cm x D: 30 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, roundl Dish with Cover
Blue Flower, Angular, roundl Dish with Cover
Blue Flower, Angular, roundl Di...
USD 161.90
Item no: 10-8535 Measurement: H: 15 cm x Ø: 22 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, angular, sauce boat on fixed stand
Blue Flower, angular, sauce boat on fixed stand
Blue Flower, angular, sauce bo...
USD 106.12
Item no: 10-8537 Measurement: H: 12 cm x W: 8 cm x D: 7 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, angular, oval dis Ø 34 cm
Blue Flower, angular, oval dis Ø 34 cm
Blue Flower, angular, oval dis Ø...
USD 74.91
Item no: 10-8538 Measurement: H: 4 cm x W: 26 cm x D: 34 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, angular, oval dis Ø 39 cm
Blue Flower, angular, oval dis Ø 39 cm
Blue Flower, angular, oval dis Ø...
USD 99.36
Item no: 10-8539 Measurement: H: 4 cm x W: 33 cm x D: 41 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, angular, oval dish Ø 41 cm
Blue Flower, angular, oval dish Ø 41 cm
Blue Flower, angular, oval dish ...
USD 89.51
Item no: 10-8540 Measurement: H: 4 cm x W: 33 cm x D: 41 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, soup Plate, Royal Copenhagen 25cm
Blue Flower, Angular, soup Plate, Royal Copenhagen 25cm
-16%
Blue Flower, Angular, soup Plat...
USD 27.39
Before: USD 32.50
Item no: 10-8546 Measurement: Ø: 25 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, oval Pickle dish ø17cm
Blue Flower, Angular, oval Pickle dish ø17cm
-12%
Blue Flower, Angular, oval Pickl...
USD 41.12
Before: USD 46.87
Item no: 10-8556 Measurement: H: 5 cm x W: 17 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, oval Pickle dish ø20cm
Blue Flower, Angular, oval Pickle dish ø20cm
-14%
Blue Flower, Angular, oval Pickl...
USD 38.75
Before: USD 45.01
Item no: 10-8557 Measurement: W: 20 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, Mocca Cup 11cl, Royal Copenhagen -34%
Blue Flower, Angular, Mocca C...
USD 09.85
Before: USD 14.81
Item no: 10-8562 Measurement: H: 6 cm x Ø: 13 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower angular creame cup
Blue Flower angular creame cup
Blue Flower angular creame cup
USD 24.37
Item no: 10-8566 Measurement: H: 6 cm x Ø: 6 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, Butter Jar
Blue Flower, Angular, Butter Jar
-10%
Blue Flower, Angular, Butter Ja...
USD 86.92
Before: USD 96.91
Item no: 10-8572 Measurement: H: 9 cm x Ø: 12 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, Jar with lid
Blue Flower, Angular, Jar with l...
USD 97.49
Item no: 10-8574 Measurement: H: 10 cm x Ø: 17 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, salt cellar on foot 6 cm
Blue Flower, Angular, salt cellar on foot 6 cm
Blue Flower, Angular, salt cellar...
USD 43.71
Item no: 10-8585 Measurement: H: 2 cm x Ø: 6 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, angular, oval dish ø25cm
Blue Flower, angular, oval dish ø25cm
-12%
Blue Flower, angular, oval dish ...
USD 34.87
Before: USD 39.54
Item no: 10-8605 Measurement: H: 3 cm x W: 20 cm x D: 25 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, Cup/bowl, Royal Copenhagen
Blue Flower, Angular, Cup/bow...
USD 25.02
Item no: 10-8608B Measurement: H: 6 cm x Ø: 9 cm
In stock
Shop now
Blue Flower, Angular, vase
Blue Flower, Angular, vase
USD 49.32
Item no: 10-8612 Measurement: H: 12 cm x Ø: 10 cm
In stock
Shop now
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.

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica stel

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

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