For those unfamiliar with the brand, Royal Copenhagen was founded way back in 1775. Today, after a series of mergers and a couple hundred years of history behind them, they are widely known to produce the some of the most coveted hard porcelain items in all of Danish art. Most commonly, this “purveyor to her majesty the Queen of Denmark” handcrafts figurines, plates, ornaments and plaques. My personal favorite, Royal Copenhagen plates, has a long and cherished history amongst collectors.
Plates by Royal Copenhagen
These collector plates have been in production since the early 1900′s and are highly coveted in the antique industry and by individual collectors alike. The most notable include:
- The Carl Larsson Home
- Children’s Christmas
- Christmas In Denmark
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Historical Series
- Mother’s Day
- National Parks Of America
- Nature’s Children
Royal Copenhagen Christmas Plates
Inaugurated 1895, underglaze painter F.A. Hallin used a variety of blue shades through interchanging layers to hand craft the first Christmas plate. Production of the collector plates continue today, with antique values ranging from under $20 to $1,000 or more depending on age, condition and exclusivity.
If you’re a collector, we don’t have to tell you how valuable a rare Royal Copenhagen plate is - you already know. If you’re just getting started in the collection hobby, be sure to do some further reading to learn some of the important things to look for when buying an antique item. Value is usually closely tied to condition, and determining that often takes years of experience.