Royal copenhagen dating porcelain
The servants referred to these gifts as their Christmas Plate.In 1895 Bing & Grøndahl produced the first Christmas plate made from porcelain, with the date inscribed, and has made one each year since.Royal Copenhagen was a part of a group of Scandinavian companies, Royal Scandinavia, together with Georg Jensen, and was owned by the Danish private equity fund, Axcel.Following Axcel's acquisition of Royal Scandinavia, Holmegaard Glasværk was sold in a MBO and a controlling interest in the Swedish glass works Orrefors Kosta Boda was sold to New Wave Group.The Royal Copenhagen manufactory operations began in a converted post office in 1775.It was founded by a chemist, Frantz Heinrich Müller, who was given a 50-year monopoly to create porcelain.In 1790, Royal Copenhagen brought out its now famous Flora Danica ‘Blue Fluted’ dinner service, with gilded edge and Danish flora motifs, By 1851, Royal Copenhagen qualified for the World Expo in London.In 1868, as a result of royal companies' privatization, the Royal Porcelain Factory came into private hands.
Royal Copenhagen porcelain and pottery have been made in Denmark since 1775. The figurines with pale blue and gray glazes have remained popular in this century and are still being made.By 1889, Royal Copenhagen qualified for the World Expo in Paris, winning the Grand Prix, giving it international exposure.In recent years, Royal Copenhagen acquired Georg Jensen in 1972, incorporated with Holmegaard Glass Factory in 1985, and finally Bing & Grøndahl in 1987.For almost 100 years after the establishment of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory in 1775, the three waves were painted by hand.But in around 1870, the company began stamping the mark under the glaze a tradition that lives on today.
Many other old and new style porcelains are made today.