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Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates are some of the most famous Christmas plates and collectibles in the world.

Here on the page, you can find virtually all editions from 1908 to 2023 in stock, as well as a complete overview of all Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates.

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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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Item no: RX1970 Year: 1970 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Madonna with the Child 1908, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -5%
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Item no: RX1908 Year: 1908 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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Small Fano girl in local 
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 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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Item no: RX1955 Year: 1955 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Sleigh Ride 1999, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -34%
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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
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USD 116.60
Item no: RX2022 Year: 2022 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Winter Twilight 1974, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -34%
Winter Twilight 1974, Royal Cope...
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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 107.25
Item no: RX2023 Year: 2023 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Old windmill in 
snow covered landscape 1963, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -46%
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USD 16.99
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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%
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Item no: RX1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The training ship Danmark 1961, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -50%
The training ship Danmark 1961, Ro...
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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%
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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 36.63
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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%
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USD 58.98
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Item no: RX1993 Year: 1993 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Angels singing 1922, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -30%
Angels singing 1922, Royal Cope...
USD 36.42
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Item no: RX1922 Year: 1922 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The last umiak in Greenland 1968, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -58%
The last umiak in Greenland 1968, R...
USD 7.85
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Item no: RX1968 Year: 1968 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Royal Coach 1992, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
The Royal Coach 1992, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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The Royal Coach 1992, Royal Cope...
USD 34.13
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Item no: RX1992 Year: 1992 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Christmas in Nyhavn 2007, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Christmas in Nyhavn 2007, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 80.61
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Item no: RX2007 Year: 2007 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Christmas in Greenland with Polar bears 2010, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Christmas in Greenland with Polar bears 2010, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 347.09
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Item no: RX2010 Year: 2010 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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An old couple at a table with a small Christmas tree 1912, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
An old couple at a table with a small Christmas tree 1912, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 123.53
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Item no: RX1912 Year: 1912 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Ship in sea ice near Greenland 1939, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -20%
Ship in sea ice near Greenland 1939, R...
USD 334.66
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Item no: RX1939 Year: 1939 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Amalienborg Palace with the equestrian of 
King Frederik V 1954, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Amalienborg Palace with the equestrian of 
King Frederik V 1954, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 46.55
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Item no: RX1954 Year: 1954 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen 1956, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen 1956, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 58.98
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Item no: RX1956 Year: 1956 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Angel playing for the 
animals in the forest 1959, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -41%
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USD 80.61
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Item no: RX1959 Year: 1959 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Little Mermaid 1962, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -41%
The Little Mermaid 1962, Royal Cope...
USD 61.48
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Item no: RX1962 Year: 1962 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Admiring the Christmas
Tree 1981, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Admiring the Christmas
Tree 1981, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 12.28
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Item no: RX1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Snowman 1985, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -25%
The Snowman 1985, Royal Cope...
USD 36.63
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Item no: RX1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Christmas Eve in Copenhagen 1988, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Christmas Eve in Copenhagen 1988, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 43.34
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Item no: RX1988 Year: 1988 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Decorating the Christmas Tree 2000, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Decorating the Christmas Tree 2000, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Decorating the Christmas Tree 20...
USD 24.71
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Item no: RX2000 Year: 2000 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Kronborg Castle 2006, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Kronborg Castle 2006, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Kronborg Castle 2006, Royal Cope...
USD 61.48
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Item no: RX2006 Year: 2006 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Waiting for Santa Claus 2011, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Waiting for Santa Claus 2011, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 186.22
Item no: RX2011 Year: 2011 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Meeting in the field, 2019 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Meeting in the field, 2019 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Meeting in the field, 2019 Royal C...
USD 111.10
Item no: RX2019 Year: 2019 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Cathedral of Copenhagen, 2020 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
The Cathedral of Copenhagen, 2020 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
The Cathedral of Copenhagen, 202...
USD 98.68
Item no: RX2020 Year: 2020 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Madonna with the Child 1908, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate with defect (see photo)
Madonna with the Child 1908, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate with defect (see photo)
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USD 1141.86
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Item no: RX1908-F1 Year: 1908 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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Snow covered landscape with church 1923, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -35%
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USD 34.13
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Item no: RX1923 Year: 1923 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Old houses in Copenhagen Harbour 1925, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Old houses in Copenhagen Harbour 1925, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 55.77
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Item no: RX1925 Year: 1925 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Fishing boat south of Kronborg Castle 1935, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -47%
Fishing boat south of Kronborg Castl...
USD 123.53
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Item no: RX1935 Year: 1935 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Feeder in the Deergarden 
outside Copenhagen 1952, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -51%
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USD 61.48
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Item no: RX1952 Year: 1952 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Stag in the forest 1960, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -43%
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USD 49.05
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Item no: RX1960 Year: 1960 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Children ice skating 1965, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -46%
Children ice skating 1965, Royal Cope...
USD 11.28
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Item no: RX1965 Year: 1965 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Blackbird by the church 1966, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Blackbird by the church 1966, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Blackbird by the church 1966, Roya...
USD 8.57
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Item no: RX1966 Year: 1966 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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In the desert 1972, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -49%
In the desert 1972, Royal Copenhage...
USD 5.14
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Item no: RX1972 Year: 1972 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Going Home for Christmas 1973, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -43%
Going Home for Christmas 1973, R...
USD 7.35
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Item no: RX1973 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Marselisborg Palace 1975, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -40%
Marselisborg Palace 1975, Royal...
USD 7.35
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Item no: RX1975 Year: 1975 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Greenlandic Scenery 1978, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -24%
Greenlandic Scenery 1978, Roy...
USD 15.49
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Item no: RX1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Jingle Bells 1984, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Jingle Bells 1984, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Item no: RX1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Winter Birds 1987, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Winter Birds 1987, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Winter Birds 1987, Royal Copenhage...
USD 20.99
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Item no: RX1987 Year: 1987 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Christmas in Tivoli 1990, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Christmas in Tivoli 1990, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Christmas in Tivoli 1990, Royal Cope...
USD 35.42
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Item no: RX1990 Year: 1990 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Roskilde Cathedral 1997, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Roskilde Cathedral 1997, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Roskilde Cathedral 1997, Royal Copen...
USD 36.63
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Item no: RX1997 Year: 1997 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Season's Greetings 2003, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Season's Greetings 2003, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Season's Greetings 2003, Royal Cope...
USD 28.42
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Item no: RX2003 Year: 2003 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Hans Christian Andersen's House 2005, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Hans Christian Andersen's House 2005, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Item no: RX2005 Year: 2005 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Copenhagen with blooming Christmas roses, 2008, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Copenhagen with blooming Christmas roses, 2008, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 108.67
Item no: RX2008 Year: 2008 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Christmas Tree Market, 2018 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Christmas Tree Market, 2018 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Christmas Tree Market, 2018 Roy...
USD 111.10
Item no: RX2018 Year: 2018 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Madonna with the Child 1908, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 2. quality (see photo) -32%
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USD 2455.66
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Item no: RX1908-2 Year: 1908 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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Snow landscape 1909, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
Snow landscape 1909, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Snow landscape 1909, Royal Cope...
USD 99.25
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Item no: RX1909 Year: 1909 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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The Three Wise Men 1910, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -36%
The Three Wise Men 1910, Royal C...
USD 86.82
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Item no: RX1910 Year: 1910 Measurement: Ø: 16 cm
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Reverend on his way to church 1928, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -33%
Reverend on his way to church 192...
USD 40.84
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Item no: RX1928 Year: 1928 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Oesterlars church on Bornholm 1938, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -26%
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USD 284.97
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Item no: RX1938 Year: 1938 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Snowy landscape 
with church 1944, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate -17%
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USD 193.07
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Item no: RX1944 Year: 1944 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The Cathedral of Copenhagen
 1949, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
The Cathedral of Copenhagen
 1949, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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USD 86.33
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Item no: RX1949 Year: 1949 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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The church
 at Boeslunde, Soro County 1950, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
The church
 at Boeslunde, Soro County 1950, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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The church at Boeslunde, Sor...
USD 61.48
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Item no: RX1950 Year: 1950 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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With a well-known spruce edge

For more than a century, Royal Copenhagen has created magical Christmas plates that spread Christmas spirit and coziness in homes around the world. Each Christmas plate is a small work of art in itself, hand-painted and decorated by skilled artists with beautiful motifs, from snowy landscapes and wintry scenes to Christmas trees and festive traditions - each motif tells a unique story and evokes memories of cozy Christmas moments!

The classic Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates are characterized by the blue and white colors and are often associated with the spruce edge that became a permanent part of Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plate's design in 1941. However, Royal Copenhagen has also released other series of Christmas plates, including Peter's Christmas, the Children's Christmas, and Christmas in Denmark Xmas Plates.

The classic blue Christmas plates from Royal Copenhagen are still being released to this day and can be found among their annual Blue Collectibles collections.

Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates 1908-2023

The story of Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plates

Christmas Plate Royal Copenhagen

The first Royal Copenhagen Christmas wall plate was issued in a tiny edition in 1908 to test the interest. - This was 13 years after the world's first porcelain Christmas plate was produced by Bing & Groendahl. The Christmas plate was warmly received and since then a Christmas plate have continuously been produced every year.

Royal Copenhagen, then known as the Royal Porcelain Factory, which was owned by Philip Schou from 1882, had engaged Adolph Clement, who was a very skilled chemist, and architect Arnold Krogh as director in 1883 and 1885, respectively. Together, these two developed the underglaze technique in such a way that it was possible to produce Royal Copenhagen's first Christmas plate in the characteristic blue shades in 1908.

The spruce edge, as we know it from Christmas plates today, have been the same on all of the decorative Christmas wall plates since 1941, but experiments with edges have been done much earlier.

Already on the Christmas plate from 1909, there is an edge consisting of summer flowers and angels. In 1911, we have a real spruce branches with cones and in 1915 we see the edge as it looks today.

Then there were experiments with different edges and throughout the 1920s and 1930s the edge took more and more shape, until in 1941 it became the one we know today.

Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1941In the 1960's and 1970's there were Royal Christmas wall plates in almost every Danish home, either as decoration on the walls or as savings in the attic. Unfortunately the interest in the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates decreased in the following years and these years does not have the same high commercial value as some of the others.

In 1987 the Royal Porcelain Factory merged with Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Factory and thus arose the name Royal Copenhagen in Denmark. Abroad the Royal Danish Christmas wall plates have always been known as Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates.

Among the latest Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates, which like previous plates attempt to describe the Danish Christmas and holiday spirit, is the 2008 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate, released in the 100th year since the release of Royal Copenhagen's first Christmas plate in 1908. The 2008 Christmas plate, designed by Sven Vestergaard, connects back to the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate of 1908, as the radiance seen behind Mary with the child on the 1908 plate is repeated in the 2008 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate, where Sven Vestergaard has chosen to place the radiance behind Copenhagen's towers.

Royal Copenhagen juleplatte og julekop 2016

How are the Christmas plates used today?

The Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates can still be used in many ways! In addition to being decorative on the wall, as they always have been, they have acquired some more uses.

Today the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates are also used as dishes for Christmas parties, dessert plates for rice pudding or cake plates for your festivities. - If you cover your Christmas table with a white, red or blue tablecloth the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates fit beautifully. Along with white porcelain, they provide a beautiful contrast to the main tableware and is a beautiful reminder of tradition and Christmas through the ages, which has been a central part of our consciousness around Christmas.

In combination with the Royal Copenhagen Christmas cups, you can set a unique coffee table. In 1979 Royal Copenhagen started the tradition of making a Christmas cup and saucer with the same motif as the Christmas plate of the year. It gives you the possibility of setting a coffee table with the Royal Copenhagen Christmas Service, together with a coffee pot, sugar bowl, creamer and candlesticks.

Can the Christmas plates be used for serving food?

The blue Danish Christmas plates are decorated under the glazing, which means that they can be used for serving food and to eat from. The plates are perfect decorations for both wall and table and with these old blue Christmas plates you can be sure to set a Christmas table that will amaze and amuse your friends.

If you serve on the plate the motif will slowly emerge as the food is eaten revealing the wonderful image below in a slow fashion piece by piece giving the whole seance and extra dimension. This is especially true, if you have a set of plates with different images on them. Then every guest will have his or her own unique motif, when finished eating and if combined with the Christmas cups and saucers the whole thing could get an extra dimension.

If games are to be played, serving the food directly on the plate with the hidden motif, without matching it to the cup and saucer, provides a fun way to pair up in groups. Each person with a plate motif can be matched with someone who has the corresponding cup motif.

Can Christmas plates go in the dishwasher?

Yes, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates are underglaze decorated and therefore suitable for the dishwasher. This applies to all the blue painted Danish Christmas plates. However, foreign Christmas plates with color prints will over time wear off the color prints.

Royal Copenhagen juleplatter og julekopper - Smukt Royal Copenhagen julestel

Produced and destroyed

Royal Copenhagen's first Christmas plate was only produced in 1908, and the tradition of only producing the Christmas plate in the year of its release has been followed ever since. The mould for each year's Christmas plate is destroyed, when the year comes to an end, and the plate can never be reproduced. This fact has made Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates from some years scarce, and especially the 1908 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate, which was produced in a very limited number as Royal Copenhagen had no way of anticipating the success of the Christmas plate, is in very high demand by collectors all over the world.

The Royal Copenhagen 1908 Christmas plate is titled Madonna with Child and the motif is of the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus. Christian Thomsen designed this first Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate in the well known blue nuances. The following years, Royal Copenhagen engaged a number of very talented designers to add their contribution to the motif of the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate.

At the beginning the designers of the Christmas plates varied from year to year, but one of the designers among the first Christmas plates is Oluf Jensen. Since the mid-1960's Kaj Lange was a steady designer of the blue Christmas plates. In 1986, Sven Vestergaard took over and he designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates until 2015. Since then Allan Therkelsen has designed the Christmas plates.

Overview of the different designers of the Christmas plates:

Christian Thomsen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1908, 1910 and 1912

Stephan Ussing has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1909

Oluf Jensen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1911, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1932 and 1934

Arthur Boesen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1913 and 1914

Arnold Krog has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1915

Richard Bøcher has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1916, 1926, 1936, 1945 and 1951

Gotfred Rode has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1920, 1928 and 1931

Ellinor Selchau has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1922

Chr. Benjamin-Olsen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1924, 1927, 1930, 1933 and 1935

Niels Thorsson (Nils Thorson) has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1937, 1942, 1943 and 1946

Herne Nielsen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1938

Sv. Nicolai Nielsen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1939

Kaj Lange has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1940, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 ,1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985

Theodor Kjølner has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1941, 1948 and 1953

Viggo Olsen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1944 and 1950

Hans Henrik Hansen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1949, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960

Sven Vestergaard has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 1976, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Allan Therkelsen has designed the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Royal Copenhagen Juleplatter

Christmas plates, what are they worth?

The above question is often asked and the answer is that it depends on which Christmas plates are being referred to. Basically, the most sought-after and valuable Christmas plates are Royal Copenhagen's, as you can see on this page, but it is still crucial which vintages are being discussed. The plates that we are looking for are Royal Copenhagen's very first Christmas plate from 1908 and especially the vintages from World War II, which are rarer and therefore more sought after in relation to the number available.

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What Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates are there?

In addition to this year's Christmas plate, Royal Copenhagen has also launched other beautiful Christmas plate series.

Royal Copenhagen Christmas Plates with Foreign Inscription: Weihnachten, Vanoce, Noel, Christmas

Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plates have also been released with the word "Jul" written in a range of other languages than Danish. This was most common in the beginning, when Christmas plates with German text were produced specifically for the German market. Therefore, the Christmas plates with German text are also the most common plates with foreign text.

The production of Christmas plates with foreign text occurred during the period from 1908 to the 1920s and began again during the war years of 1940-1945. In addition to the German-language plates, there are also plates in French and Czech.

After the war, Christmas plates have been produced with Danish text, but one was produced in 1999 with Italian text.

Royal Copenhagen Peter's Christmas Plates

Royal Copenhagen released a series of eight plates inspired by the famous Christmas story "Peter's Christmas". Each of the eight plates had a verse from the story about how Peter and his family celebrate Christmas. The complete story consists of a total of 11 songs that describe the wait for Christmas, Christmas Eve itself, New Year's Eve, and Epiphany Eve, and finally the old Christmas tree being taken away after Christmas.

"Peter's Christmas" is the classic story of the Danish Christmas and was written in its current form by Johan Krohn in 1870. The story is for many the epitome of the cozy Danish Christmas as it was formed in the late 1800s with gifts and a Christmas tree.

The Christmas plates are decorated with motifs from the story's illustrations, which are by Otto Haslund and the author's brother Pietro Krohn. The edges of the plates are decorated with spruce branches and at the bottom, there is a verse from the story so that each plate has a verse that fits the illustration.

Royal Copenhagen Children's Christmas Plates

From 1998 to 2011, Royal Copenhagen released an exciting series of Christmas plates called "Børnenes Jul" (Children's Christmas). This series of Christmas plates shows motifs of children who are delighted by Christmas and are in different Christmas scenes such as nativity plays and dancing around the Christmas tree.

The series was designed by the artist Ingrid Jensen and the motifs are sweet and suitable for the children's theme. The Christmas plates are richly decorated with emphasis on the detail in the motifs.

"Børnenes Jul" is very similar to a Christmas version of the Children's Day plates from Bing & Groendahl.

Royal Copenhagen Christmas in Denmark Xmas Plates

The beloved family Christmas plate series was a colorful series of plates depicting a romanticized family Christmas from around the turn of the century, 1900. The plate series is particularly distinguished by its great colorfulness and the very clear motifs on the individual plates.

The family is shown in various classic Christmas situations such as dancing around the Christmas tree, ice skating, shopping for gifts, cozying up in the living room, and fetching the Christmas tree.

Like the Peter's Christmas plates, these Christmas plates depict a picture of the classic Christmas as one imagines it in olden days with dad and mom and the children together in the happy holiday activities.

The series ran from 1991 to 1996.

Royal Copenhagen Hearts of Christmas Plates

Between 2006 and 2010, Royal Copenhagen released a series of platters called "Hearts' Christmas". The Christmas platters in this series are very similar to those we know from our dear families, and it's not surprising since both platter series were designed by Hans Henrik Hansen.

The theme is also the classic Christmas, but here it is just two children enjoying Christmas with Santa Claus who are at the center. "Hearts' Christmas" is thus a series that celebrates children's joy of the holiday season.

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