Royal copenhagen dating porcelain
This took the form of a small graphic illustration below the main mark and later, from 1938, a Roman numeral.
The V of 1904 can be confused with the Roman V of 1942 as can the X for 1901 and the Roman X for 1947.
Blue Flower was Royal Copenhagen’s second pattern, dating back to 1779, featuring a spray of flowers, freshly plucked from Denmark’s loveliest gardens and hand-painted in signature royal blue on fine, white porcelain.
May 1775 it was decided that the trademark/brand/factory stamp should consist of three wavy lines (waves), symbolizing the three waterways through Denmark; the Sound and the two belts (the Sound (Oresund)), the Great Belt and the Little Belt).
The trademark has been used with little variations ever since the founding and every single piece of porcelain produced by Royal Copenhagen has been stamped with the three waves.
The trademark with the three waves has had changes through the years.
Read more about the various materials and production techniques here: are items that we currently have stored at our warehouse.
Items in stock are normally shipped immediately (within 1-4 business days).
These various productions techniques were used to make items with very different abilities, expressions and details.This small line indicates which year the item has been produced.By looking at the small green lines/spots above or under a letter in the trademark you are able to determine the year of production and thereby the age of the porcelain item. on items produced in 1935, the green spot/line is placed above the first letter in the company name (R).Simply compare the style of the Derby mark and date the year cypher used to come as close as possible to the date of manufacture.
After dating you will want to then attribute the piece to an individual artist, if possible, and then assess how rare or sought after it may be based on it’s age and the popularity of the artist.Derby figures with the incised mark ‘‘ are particularly sought after and date to between c1765 and c1785.