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Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace 1162 Vase

HOW TO DATE ROYAL COPENHAGEN

Knowing how tor date Royal Copenhagen porcelain is an important and fascinating part for any collector. Weather you are a beginner or a long time enthusiast we hope you will have use with our following guide to get a better understanding and knowledge of your pieces.

Royal Copenhagen choose their famous trademark the three blue waves or lines to symbolize Denmark’s three straits: Øresund, Storebælt and Lillebælt.

To determine the age of Royal Copenhagen porcelain figurines, collectibles and plates you can use the markings found on the underside of the objects. The following provides information on how to determine the age of Royal Copenhagen porcelain items.

Trademarks used from 1775 – 1923

Royal Copenhagen have went trough many iterations of the back stamp on there pieces. In the beginning the three wavy lines was painted by hand but after the 1870s a blue stamp was used under the glaze for the products.

1870 – 1890
Stamp in blue under the glaze.

1887 – 1892
Stamp in violet or red over the glaze.

1892
Stamp in red or green over the glaze, used on request USA for export goods.

1894 – 1900
Crown and Denmark
Stamp in green under the glaze,
blue wave and mark.

1889 – 1922
Crown and ROYAL COPENHAGEN
Stamp in green under the glaze, blue wave mark.

1905
Hand painted mark in blue under the glaze. Used for Juliane Marie porcelain.
( originally on productions 18th century models)

1921
Hand painted marks used on productions made in china.

1923
Crown and DENMARK stamped in green under the glaze, blue wave mark.

1929 – 1950
Stamp used to mark unbreakable porcelain and non-glossy porcelain.

1923
Blue waves trademark Stamp in green under the glazing. Crown and
ROYAL COPENHAGEN
DENMARK

Additions after 1935

Royal Copenhagen made additions to their markings after 1935. A small line was added to be able to determine which year a specific piece was produced.

The line was added above one of the letters ROYAL COPENHAGEN starting in 1935 with a line above letter R.

CHANGES AFTER 1950

After 1949 Royal Copenhagen ran out of letters to place the line over.
To continue the practice they moved the line to displayed at the bottom of each letter to be able to date each piece.

This process was was used up until 1984 with every letter representing a year of production.
The process was changed on the last three letters G, E and N in of COPENHAGEN and these was used during multiple years instead of only one.

Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace 1020 Cake Stand Pedestal Bowl

Mark under G, item was produced between 1669 – 1974

How to date royal Copenhagen
After 1985 – present time

After 1985 changes was made to include two small lines at the top of two separate letters in ROYAL COPENHAGEN.
The first letters to have the lines was R and O with one line always staying on the letter R and the other moving between position during different time periods.

This way of dating Royal Copenhagen porcelain is still in use today on new pieces.