Royal Copenhagen marks all their 2. Quality items by making a subtle scratch through the trademark at the bottom of i.e. figurines and plates .
Royal Copenhagen marks all their 2. Quality items by making a subtle scratch at the bottom through the glazing on the trademark (the three wavy lines).
1. and 2. Quality items by Royal Copenhagen was available in Danish stores until 1972. After 1972 the Royal Porcelain manufacturer began eliminating the majority of items which did not meet the requirements of the 1. Quality.
The employees and staff have been able to purchase items categorized as employee/staff items since 1972. These items are often marked by two or three subtle scratches through the trademark (the three wavy lines).
This does not mean that the item is of 3. or 4. Quality - as some mistakenly believe. The employee/staff items are by our experience at least by 2. Quality standards (as the items with a single scratch through the trademark). Any small errors or imperfections are thereby insignificant in terms of the overall impression.
By our knowledge annual items in 2. Quality by Royal Copenhagen have only been sold at the Royal Copenhagen Factory Sale at Nordre Fasanvej and Holmegaardsvaerket in Fensmark, Denmark since 1972. This is why not many annual items in 2. quality by Royal Copenhagen exists after 1972.
Attention! Annual items are exclusively produced in 1. Quality. Other figurines, vases, porcelain sets, etc. by Royal Copenhagen are made in both 1. and 2. Quality.