Royal Copenhagen opened a store in Paris, in 1890, and 7 years later in the fashionable “Old Bond Street” in London.At the turn of the century, Royal Copenhagen was one of most innovative leaders in the field of porcelain, and their products were sold worldwide.
In recent years, Royal Copenhagen acquired Georg Jensen in 1972, merged with Holmegaard Glassworks in 1985, and two years later with Bing & Grøndahl.
In the late 1990s, the company acquired the Swedish Orrefors-Kosta Boda, and formed Royal Scandinavia, a group of Scandinavian companies.
The dish is fully marked on the base with the design number 119/2839, as well as the designer’s cipher (which looks like a 4 with a dot in the middle), and the usual Royal Copenhagen beehive mark. All in excellent condition, and an unusual pattern: he looks a little like models that you might find made of metal and designed by Walter Bosse with conjoined front and back legs.
My ceramic version has a lovely satin black glaze and a little red mane, eyes and tip of his tail.
The Queen was the creator of the famous hallmark of Royal Copenhagen, and was adaman,t that each piece of porcelain would carry an unique factory mark – a royal crown to show the royal association, and the three hand-painted waves symbolizing the three major waterways of Denmark; the ‘Oresund’ or Sound, the Great Belt and the Little Belt.
Inspired by Chinese porcelain, Frantz Heinrich Müller created in the late 1770s, dinnerware and vases with blue motifs on white porcelain and elegant fluting along the edge – the Blue Fluted porcelain, that Royal Copenhagen is famous for today.He has a hollow in his back which makes me think that he might have originally served as something like an ashtray or spoon rest...but he is certainly lovely & clean and has always been used as a decorative piece. It from the Medusa range; the first design in the Versace Rosenthal series.The following year, he created Blue Fluted Full Lace (1885) and Blue Fluted Half Lace (1885).At The Universal Exposition of 1889 (Exposition Universelle de 1889), in Paris, Royal Copenhagen won the Grand Prix in the field of porcelain, with pieces designed by Krog.In 1882, Aluminia purchased the Royal Porcelain Factory which was based in Købmagergade but in 1884 joined its new owner at their site in Frederiksberg. Since then most of the production has moved to Thailand.