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Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen's porcelain is favored by royal families and beloved for it distinctive patterns. An innovator in porcelain, the company was one of the first European potteries to use kaolin in the process of making their hard- paste porcelain.

Royal Copenhagen was founded in 1775 under the protection of Queen Julianne Marie. The company's first dinnerware pattern, Blue Fluted, is still being produced today. Though the pattern was originally inspired by Chinese porcelain sets, it is now associated with Danish porcelain. In 1779, the Blue Flower pattern was introduced, bringing about Royal Copenhagen's more distinctive European style.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Royal Copenhagen dinnerware was often given as a gift from royal families and used for serving when they entertained important foreign visitors, thereby elevating the company's international status. After World War II, Royal Copenhagen began producing Christmas plates. These plates were often brought home to the U.S. by soldiers returning from the war and became extremely popular and sought after in the subsequent decades.


Quick Facts

  • During its inception, most of Royal Copenhagen's porcelain was painted with cobalt blue since that was the only underglaze color that could tolerate the 1400 degree Celsius firing
  • Royal Copenhagen ventured outside of dinnerware, most prominently during the Art Nouveau period when they created art pottery and small figurines
  • It's believed that the Danish king, Christian VII, ordered a gift from Royal Copenhagen in 1790 for Catherine the Great of Russia. Unfortunately, the Empress died before she could receive it, and it stayed in the Danish royal family

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Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figurine, Island
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Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figurine, Skagen
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Apr 23, 12:00 PM EDT
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Royal Copenhagen Danish 'Flora Danica' Pickle Dish
Apr 23, 12:00 PM EDT
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Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figurine, Ringkjobing
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
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Royal Copenhagen Figural Porcelain of Satyr
May 08, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Figural Porcelain of Satyr
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
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Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figurine, ALS
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figurine, ALS
by Lion and Unicorn
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Royal Copenhagen Siamese Cat 328, Robin 2266, German Porcelain Hare.
Apr 25, 7:00 PM AEST
Royal Copenhagen Siamese Cat 328, Robin 2266, German Porcelain Hare.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
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CHOCOLATIERE: Kopenhagen, 1985-1991 (Royal Copenhagen).
May 01, 2:00 PM CEST
CHOCOLATIERE: Kopenhagen, 1985-1991 (Royal Copenhagen).
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF1,250- CHF2,500
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ROYAL COPENHAGEN FAIENCE 'TRANQUEBAR BLUE' PIECES
Apr 30, 10:00 AM EDT
ROYAL COPENHAGEN FAIENCE 'TRANQUEBAR BLUE' PIECES
by Potomack Company
Est: $60- $80
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Kinderpaar mit Dackelwelpe, Royal Copenhagen, Modelnr. 707 , Entw. Christian Thomsen, H-14,5cm.
May 04, 11:00 AM CEST
Kinderpaar mit Dackelwelpe, Royal Copenhagen, Modelnr. 707 , Entw. Christian Thomsen, H-14,5cm.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
2 Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figures Goat & Bear
May 02, 11:00 AM EDT
2 Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figures Goat & Bear
by Willow Auction House
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
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Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figurine, Girl With Doll
Apr 24, 2:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figurine, Girl With Doll
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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7pc Royal Copenhagen Tea Service, Teapots/Cups/Sugar/Pitcher
Apr 25, 2:00 PM EDT
7pc Royal Copenhagen Tea Service, Teapots/Cups/Sugar/Pitcher
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
PLATTE: Kopenhagen, 1969-1974 (Royal Copenhagen).
May 01, 2:00 PM CEST
PLATTE: Kopenhagen, 1969-1974 (Royal Copenhagen).
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF300- CHF600
CHF3001 Bid
DECKELTERRINE MIT PLATTE: Kopenhagen, um 1980-1991 (Royal Copenhagen).
May 01, 2:00 PM CEST
DECKELTERRINE MIT PLATTE: Kopenhagen, um 1980-1991 (Royal Copenhagen).
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF1,250- CHF2,500
CHF1,2001 Bid
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12x komplette Gedecke, Royal Copenhagen, Weißporzellan, Tassen ca, H-6,4cm.
May 04, 11:00 AM CEST
12x komplette Gedecke, Royal Copenhagen, Weißporzellan, Tassen ca, H-6,4cm.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
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Anbietteller, Royal Copenhagen, blaue Blume, 2 Schleifstiche, ca. 31 x 28,3cm.
May 04, 11:00 AM CEST
Anbietteller, Royal Copenhagen, blaue Blume, 2 Schleifstiche, ca. 31 x 28,3cm.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
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2x Tassen mit U.T., Royal Copenhagen, florale Bemalung, beide Tassen bestossen, ca. H-5,6cm.
May 04, 11:00 AM CEST
2x Tassen mit U.T., Royal Copenhagen, florale Bemalung, beide Tassen bestossen, ca. H-5,6cm.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid

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Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG