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Porcelain

How to date Royal Copenhagen porcelain (1935 - 2014)

How to date Royal Copenhagen porcelain (1935 - 2014)

Since 1935 Royal Copenhagen porcelain has been marked to allow production year identification.

In the 1935 - 1949 period, a production year was indicated by a dot above a selected letter in the ROYAL COPENHAGEN inscription:

 R  1935   C  1940
 O  1936  O  1941
 Y  1937  P  1942
 A  1938  E  1943
 L  1939  N  1944
     H  1945
     A  1946
     G  1947
     E  1948
     N  1949

 

In the 1950 - 1984 period, a production year was indicated by a dot under a selected letter in the ROYAL COPENHAGEN DENMARK inscription:

 R 1950  C  1962
 O  1951  O  1963
 Y  1952  P  1964
 A  1953  E  1965
 L  1954 N  1966
    H  1967
 D  1955 A  1968
 E  1956 G  1969 - 1973
 N  1957 E  1974 - 1978
 M  1958 N  1979 - 1984
 A  1959    
 R  1960    
 K  1961    

 

In the period starting from 1985, a production date was indicated by a dot above two letters in ROYAL or under COPENHAGEN inscription:

 RO  1985 - 1991
 RY  1992 - 1999
 RA  2000 - 2004
 RL  2005 - 2009
RC  2010 - 2014