Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

A Private Collection of Danish Porcelain

Focus on Uniques of the Art Nouveau

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

 

 

The Porcelain Factory of Royal Copenhagen was founded 01.05.1775 in Copenhagen Denmark under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie. The factory mark with the three blue wavy lines is still used today. It symbolizes the seas that are surrounding Denmark, The Öresund, the Little Belt and the Great Belt.

The company was in competition to the established companies in Europe like Meissen. After first steps the company soon developed its own style.

Famous achievements:

- The Flora Danica Service

- The Musselmalet / Blue Fluted Service

- Many naturalistic figurines of people and animals

- Various successful exhibitions during the Art Nouveau Period beginning with the World Expo in Paris 1889

 

Since 1987 merges with the former Competitor Bing&Gröndahl

 

Famous artists for RC:Arnold Krog (artistic director 1885-1916), C.F. Liisberg, Carl Mortensen, Marianne Host, Vilhem Theodor Fischer, Gerhard Heilmann, Svend Hammershoj, Gerhard Henning, F.A. Hallin and many others.

Christmas Plate 1908 German
Christmas Plate 1908 German
Thief Plate 1911
Christmas Plate 1908 German
Christmas Plate 1908 German
Thief Plate 1911

Artist Decoration: 132 - Miss O. Olsen

Artist mold: Stephan Ussing

Date of Production: 1911

Production Number: unknown

Height: 2.5 cm

Width: 15.5 cm

Depth: 15.5 cm

Motif: House, lanscape and Xmas star

Remarks: After production began, RC decided

to align the diameter to 18.5 cm as

B&G plates. Produced small plates

were destroyed. All of them except

roughly 50 pieces. Known as the

"Thief Plate"

Artist Decoration: 129 - Miss E.E. Nielsen

Artist mold: Christian Thomsen

Date of Production: 1908

Production Number: unknown

Height: 2.5 cm

Width: 15.5 cm

Depth: 15.5 cm

Motif: Madonna and child

Remarks: For the Danish/general market

"JUL"

Artist Decoration: 127 - Miss F. Nielsen

Artist mold: Christian Thomsen

Date of Production: 1908

Production Number: unknown

Height: 2.5 cm

Width: 15.5 cm

Depth: 15.5 cm

Motif: Madonna and child

Remarks: For the German market

"WEIHNACHTEN"

RC Dealer Sign German
RC Dealer Sign French
RC Dealer Sign Danish
RC Dealer Sign German
RC Dealer Sign French
RC Dealer Sign Danish

Artist Decoration: 55? - Miss L. Christensen

Artist mold: unknown - ca. 1907

Date of Production: 1923 - 1936

Production Number: 849

Height: 1.5 cm

Width: 18.5 cm

Depth: 22.5 cm

Motif: Dealer Sign

Remarks: For the Danish market

"Den Kongelige Porcelains Fabrik

Kjöbenhavn"

Artist Decoration: 199 - unknown

Artist mold: unknown - ca. 1907

Date of Production: 1897 - 1922

Production Number: 849

Height: 1.5 cm

Width: 18.5 cm

Depth: 22.5 cm

Motif: Dealer Sign

Remarks: For the French market

"Manufacture Royale de Porcelaines de

Copenhague"

Artist Decoration: 194 - unknown

Artist mold: unknown - ca. 1907

Date of Production: 1923 - 1936

Production Number: 849

Height: 1.5 cm

Width: 18.5 cm

Depth: 22.5 cm

Motif: Dealer Sign

Remarks: For the German market

"Die Königliche Porzellanfabrik

Kopenhagen"

Artist Decoration: 33 - Miss M. Kjaer

Artist mold: Arnold Krog

Date of Production: 1897 - 1922

Production Number: 4504 (22/4504)

Height: 3 cm

Width: 19 cm

Depth: 19 cm

Motif: Art nouveau bat pattern

Remarks: Bat Service

Bat Service Plate
Opus Scholasticum Plate

Artist Decoration: J.L.M. - unknown

Artist mold: unknown

Date of Production: ca. 1950 - 19080

Production Number: 2740 (unique)

Height: 3.5 cm

Width: 23.5 cm

Depth: 23.5 cm

Motif: Wine grapes

Remarks: Opus Scholasticum was a initiative

to copy old style parts and patterns

with old technique and quality

Saxonian Flower Fruit Basket
Saxonian Flower Fruit Basket
Saxonian Flower Fruit Basket
Bat Service Plate
Opus Scholasticum Plate
Saxonian Flower Fruit Basket

Artist Decoration: 44 - Miss E. Johansen, Clemmensen,

C. Petersen or Miss H. Hansen

Artist mold: unknown

Date of Production: ca. 1880 - 1893

Production Number: 1573 (4/1573)

Height: 13 cm

Width: 33 cm

Depth: 19 cm

Motif: Saxon Flower

Remarks: Fruit Bowl

Saxonian Flower Fruit Basket

Artist Decoration: Hans Jacob Hansen 1789 - 1819

Artist mold: unknown

Date of Production: ca. 1800

Production Number: unknown

Height: 2.5 cm

Width: 25.5 cm

Depth: 25.5 cm

Motif: Blue Onion (copy of Meissen pattern)

Remarks: Compare Lauritz G. Dorenfeldt

"Kongelig Danmsk I, 1775 - 1820"

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