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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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SET OF 12 FLORA DANICA DEMITASSE CUPS & SAUCERS
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SET OF 12 FLORA DANICA DEMITASSE CUPS & SAUCERS
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Est: $2,000- $4,000
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GROUP OF FOUR ROYAL COPENHAGEN CHILDREN FIGURINES
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GROUP OF FOUR ROYAL COPENHAGEN CHILDREN FIGURINES
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Est: $800- $1,200
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12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA DINNER PLATES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA DINNER PLATES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$4,7506 Bids
GROUP OF THREE ROYAL COPENHAGEN CHILDREN FIGURINES
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GROUP OF THREE ROYAL COPENHAGEN CHILDREN FIGURINES
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Est: $700- $900
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ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA LIDDED TUREEN
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Est: $3,000- $5,000
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Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Lace Covered Tea Pot
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Lace Covered Tea Pot
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1754 Bids
Royal Copenhagen Georg Thylstrup Figurine #5599
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Georg Thylstrup Figurine #5599
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1254 Bids
12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA BREAD PLATES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA BREAD PLATES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,9004 Bids
12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA SALAD PLATES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA SALAD PLATES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$3,2504 Bids
12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA LUNCHEON PLATES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
12 ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA LUNCHEON PLATES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$3,7504 Bids
TWO ROYAL COPENHAGEN "AMAGER" CHILDREN FIGURINES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
TWO ROYAL COPENHAGEN "AMAGER" CHILDREN FIGURINES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$1,5003 Bids
SET, 12 FLORA DANICA FRUIT & NUT LUNCHEON PLATES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
SET, 12 FLORA DANICA FRUIT & NUT LUNCHEON PLATES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,7003 Bids
DAHL JENSEN PORCELAIN FIGURINE, INUIT MOTHER AND SON, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
Oct 27, 6:00 PM IDT
DAHL JENSEN PORCELAIN FIGURINE, INUIT MOTHER AND SON, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
by Pasarel
Est: $150- $300
$1503 Bids
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Salad Bowl
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Salad Bowl
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2253 Bids
PAIR, FLORA DANICA HANDLED PORCELAIN PICKLE DISHES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
PAIR, FLORA DANICA HANDLED PORCELAIN PICKLE DISHES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $800- $1,200
$8003 Bids
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Plate #1135
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Plate #1135
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1002 Bids
Royal Copenhagen Fluted Full Lace Cups and Saucers
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Fluted Full Lace Cups and Saucers
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1252 Bids
ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA PORCELAIN COMPOTE
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA PORCELAIN COMPOTE
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$8002 Bids
ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA BOTANICAL COMPOTE
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLORA DANICA BOTANICAL COMPOTE
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$8002 Bids
Breakthrough plate, Royal Cope
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Breakthrough plate, Royal Cope
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
B & G Copenhagen 'Only One Drop' Girl & Cat Figure
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
B & G Copenhagen 'Only One Drop' Girl & Cat Figure
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
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Restservice, Royal Copenhagen, grüne Blume
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Restservice, Royal Copenhagen, grüne Blume
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
Royal Copenhagen Oval Blue Fluted Lace Platter SET
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Oval Blue Fluted Lace Platter SET
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
AN ANTIQUE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN PLATE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
AN ANTIQUE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN PLATE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Royal Copenhagen


Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Hill Auction Gallery

Hill Auction Gallery

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.