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Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1969 RC-CM323
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Mindeplatte fra 1916 RC-CM164. Måler 20.3 cm / 7 63/64 in. og er i perfekt stand. Danish landscape with flag and corn sheaf. Inscription: DANMARK OG DANMARKS ÆRE ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1920 RC-CM189
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1920 RC-CM189. Measures: 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Blacksmith forging the three rings of the Odd Fellows. Inscripti...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1924 RC-CM229
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1924 RC-CM229. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Archer. Inscription: VENSKAB (friendship) 1884 19 NQVEMBER -1924....
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1925 RC-CM233
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1925 RC-CM233. Measures: 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Sonderborg castle. Inscription: HERTHA SØNDERBORG. Comm. by the ...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1938 RC-CM283
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1938 RC-CM283. Measures: 18.5 cm / 7 9/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1970 RC-CM325
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1970 RC-CM325. Measures 20 cm / 7 7/8 in. and is in good condition. The mill of Dybbøl. Below the two lions of Slesvig and the years 1920...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM168
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1917 RC-CM168. Measures: 20.3 cm / 7 63/64 in. and is in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM170
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1917 RC-CM170. Measures 23 cm and is in perfect condition. The actor Olaf Poulsen. Inscription: 1867 OLAF POULSEN 1917. Comm. by the asso...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906 RC-CM64
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906 RC-CM64. Measures 14 cm / 5 33/64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906 RC-CM61
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906 RC-CM61. Measures: 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM181
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM181. Measures 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Old building on the Frederiksholm's Kanal in Copenhagen housing...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM182
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM182. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Moses being rescued from the Nile by Faro’s daughter. Inscription...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906, RC-CM59
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906, RC-CM59. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1907 RC-CM74
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1907 RC-CM74. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1907 RC-CM68
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1907 RC-CM68. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM177
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM177. Measures: 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in perfect condition. The powder-magazine in Frederikshavn. Inscription: 1818- FRED...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1922 RC-CM208
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1922 RC-CM208. Measures: 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Viking-ship  in the background artic coast. Inscription: 1897 I....
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1912 RC-CM138
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1912 RC-CM138. Measures 14 cm / 5 33/64 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM138, 1912 Crowned commemorative plate for King Frederik VII...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1909 RC-CM104
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1909 RC-CM104. Measures 14 cm / 5 33/64 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM104; 1909: Commemorative plate for Princess Marie. Crowned ...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM180
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM180. Measures 25.5 cm / 10 3/64 in. and is in perfect condition.     
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM169
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM169. Measures: 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Landscape with a road. Inscription: FORENINGEN AF HANDELSREJSEN...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1898 RC-CM23
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1898 RC-CM23. Measures 17.5 cm / 6 57/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906 RC-CM66
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906 RC-CM66. Measures 19.5 cm / 7.43/ 64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1912 RC-CM136
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1912 RC-CM136. Measures 15 cm / 5 29/32 in. and is in perfect condition. Young Viking receiving sword from a woman. Inscription: D.K.F. 1...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1924 RC-CM223
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1924 RC-CM223 Two soldiers carrying a fallen comrade. Inscription: 1849 -6 July- 1924. Made on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the ba...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1936 RC-CM278
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1936 RC-CM278. Measures: 18 cm / 7 3/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1960 RC-CM308
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1960 RC-CM308. Measures 21.5 cm / 8 15/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Vase with Purple Flower Motif
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen vase with purple flower motif. Measures: 6 cm H (2 23/64 inches). 1st quality. In good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Bowl #4
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau bowl #4. Measures 17 cm and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory Advertising Plaque
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual and scarce Danish porcelain commemorative plaque made by Royal Copenhagen and made between 1893 and 1928. The plaque is of rounded shape with a slightly domed front with a...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Deco Decorative Art

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Cane Handle
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau cane handle. Measures 5 cm and is in good condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

  • Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Cane Handle
  • Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Cane Handle
  • Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Cane Handle
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H 0.04 in. W 2.17 in. D 0.04 in.
Royal Copenhagen Vase, No. 148/2740
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in San Diego, CA
Sculptural ceramic vase by Royal Copenhagen, numbered 148/2740. Looks great from any angle due to the sinuous design and painterly motifs. The colors off-white, purple, cobalt blue h...
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20th Century Vases

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Ceramic

  • Royal Copenhagen Vase, No. 148/2740
  • Royal Copenhagen Vase, No. 148/2740
  • Royal Copenhagen Vase, No. 148/2740
  • Royal Copenhagen Vase, No. 148/2740
H 11 in. W 6.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1928 RC-CM254
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1928 RC-CM254. Measures 15.5 cm / 6 7/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM183
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM183. The Danish Flag falling from the heaven at the battle of Reval in 1219. 700th anniversary of the Flag. Designed by Christia...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1901 RC-CM41
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1901 RC-CM41. Measures: 20 cm / 7 7/8 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM 41 1901: The Goose tower in Vordingborg. In the foreground f...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1926 RC-CM236
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1926 RC-CM236. Measures: 19 cm / 7 31/64 in. and is in perfect condition. Korsør citadel. Inscription: KORSØR 1425 -1925. Made on occasio...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1921 RC-CM200
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1921 RC-CM200. The Wedding of Princess Margrethe of Denmark to prince Rene of Bourbon Parma. Crowned initials MR and the year MCMXXI (192...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM173
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM173. Measures: 20.3 cm / 7 63/64 in. and is in perfect condition. Scene from Esbjerg harbor. Inscription: ESBJERG 1868-1918, be...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1914 RC-CM148
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1914 RC-CM148. Measures 19.7 cm / 7 3/4 in. and is in perfect condition. The mill of Dybbøl with laurel wreath border. Inscription: 1864-...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1913 RC-CM146
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1913 RC-CM146. Measures: 19.7 cm / 7 3/4 in. and is in perfect condition. Exhibition hal1 in Landskrona (Sweden). Round the border J crow...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1929 RC-CM263
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1929 RC-CM263. Measures 24 cm / 9 29/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1908 RC-RC94
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1908 RC-RC94. Measures: 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1911 RC-CM115
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1911 RC-CM115. Measures: 19.7 cm / 7 3/4 in. and is in perfect condition. Racing boats in the sound. In the background the Middelgrund fo...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1909 RC-CM93
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1909 RC-CM93. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1899 RC-CM39
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1899 RC-CM39. Measures: 22.5 cm / 8 55/64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1907 RC-CM72
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1907 RC-CM72. Measures: 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1908 RC-CM91
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1908 RC-CM91. Measures: 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1915 RC-CM156
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1915 RC-CM156. Measures: 18 cm / 7 3/32 in. and is in perfect condition. The building in Copenhagen belonging to the insurance company Ha...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1932 RC-CM271
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1932 RC-CM271. Measures: 20 cm / 7 7/8 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1925 RC-CM234
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1925 RC-CM234. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Ellsinore castle. Inscription: HAMLET 1900 - 25 NOVEMBER- 1925. C...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1903 RC-CM45
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1903 RC-CM45. Measures 20.5 cm / 8 5/64 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM45: 1903: The townhal1 of Gentofte. The plate in form of a ...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906 RC-CM67
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906 RC-CM67. Measures 28 cm / 11 1/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1915 RC-CM144
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1915 RC-CM144. Measures 17.2 cm / 6 49/64 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM144; 1915 Landscape with farm. Inscription: TIL DANMARKS ...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1910 RC-CM109
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1910 RC-CM109. Measures 15.3 cm / 6 1/32 in. and is in perfect condition. Woman with boy carrying a sword surrounded by border with lions...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1923 RC-CM220
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1923 RC-CM220. Measures 15.5 cm / 6 7/64 in. and is in perfect condition. Children on a bench. Inscription: 1883- BETHLEHEM -1923. Comm. ...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1927 RC-CM261
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1927 RC-CM261. Measures 18 cm 7 3/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1916 RC-CM162
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1916 RC-CM162. Measures 17.2 cm / 6 49/64 in. and is in perfect condition. The entrance to Frederiksberg castle. Inscription: 1816 ELEVSK...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1912 RC-CM130
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1912 RC-CM130. Old Couple sitting in a garden. Commissioned on accasion of the 50th anniversary of the old people's home "alderstrøst," B...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1911 RC-CM114
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1911 RC-CM114. Measures 19.7 cm / 7 3/4 in. and is in perfect condition.  
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1912 RC-CM131
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1912 RC-CM131. Measures: 17.5 cm / 6 57/64 in.
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

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Royal Copenhagen Purple For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal royal copenhagen purple for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and crystal, every royal copenhagen purple was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect royal copenhagen purple — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A royal copenhagen purple made by Art Nouveau designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made royal copenhagen purple over the years, but those crafted by Royal Copenhagen, Inge-Lise Koefoed and Frederik Ludvigsen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Royal Copenhagen Purple?

A royal copenhagen purple can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $282, while the lowest priced sells for $20 and the highest can go for as much as $125,000.

Finding the Right Porcelain for You

Today you’re likely to bring out your antique and vintage porcelain in order to dress up your dining table for a special meal.

Porcelain, a durable and nonporous kind of pottery made from clay and stone, was first made in China and spread across the world owing to the trade routes to the Far East established by Dutch and Portuguese merchants. Given its origin, English speakers called porcelain “fine china,” an expression you still might hear today. "Fine" indeed — for over a thousand years, it has been a highly sought-after material.

Meissen Porcelain, one of the first factories to create real porcelain outside Asia, popularized figurine centerpieces during the 18th century in Germany, while works by Capodimonte, a porcelain factory in Italy, are synonymous with flowers and notoriously hard to come by. Modern porcelain houses such as Maison Fragile of Limoges, France — long a hub of private porcelain manufacturing — keep the city’s long tradition alive while collaborating with venturesome contemporary artists such as illustrator Jean-Michel Tixier.

Porcelain is not totally clumsy-guest-proof, but it is surprisingly durable and easy to clean. Its low permeability and hardness have rendered porcelain wares a staple in kitchens and dining rooms as well as a common material for bathroom sinks and dental veneers. While it is tempting to store your porcelain behind closed glass cabinet doors and reserve it only for display, your porcelain dinner plates and serving platters can safely weather the “dangers” of the dining room and be used during meals.

On 1stDibs, browse an expansive collection of antique and vintage porcelain made in a variety of styles, including Regency, Scandinavian modern and other examples produced during the mid-century era, plus Rococo, which found its inspiration in nature and saw potters crafting animal figurines and integrating organic motifs such as floral patterns in their work.