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royal copenhagen date marks

 

 

1. Dating by backstamp and painter's numbers before 1935 - ROYAL COPENHAGEN

Royal Copenhagen pre-1900 Royal Copenhagen 1894-1900 Pre-1923 mark with painter number 1924-1934 with painter's number
Pre-1900 1894-1900 Pre-1923 with painter's mark 1924-1934 with painter's mark

2. Dating by painter's number or initials - ROYAL COPENHAGEN

Painter's number 1893-1928 Painter's initials lower case till about 1950 (ffx) with the addition of "x"  simply a form of fecit = painted by Painter's initials upper-case letters  (a few appears before 1950) until present
Painter's number 1893-1928 Painter's initials lower case till about 1950 (ffx) with the addition of "x"  simply a form of fecit = painted by Painter's initials upper-case letters  (a few appear before 1950) until present

In the Collector's Guide by Caroline & Nick Pope you will find a list of the known painters with number-signature and their working period at Royal Copenhagen. Also the data of the designing artist will be an important indication of possible age.

3. Dating by backstamp 1935-2004 - ROYAL COPENHAGEN

bar over a letter

Bar above a letter in Royal or Copenhagen

bar under a letter

Bar below a letter in Royal, Denmark or Copenhagen

bars over two letters

A bar above two letters in Royal

R 1935 R 1950 RO 1985-1991
O 1936 O 1951 RY 1992-1999
Y 1937 Y 1952 RA 1999-2004
A 1938 A 1953 RL 2004-
L 1939 L 1954    
C 1940 D 1955    
O 1941 E 1956    
P 1942 N 1957    
E 1943 M 1958    
N 1944 A 1959    
H 1945 R 1960    
A 1946 K 1961    
G 1947 C 1962    
E 1948 O 1963    
N 1959 P 1964    
    E 1965    
    N 1966    
    H 1967    
    A 1968    
    G 1969-1974    
    E 1975-1979    
    N 1980-1984    

It is possible to date pieces from Bing & Grondahl porcelain looking at the factory mark at the base. B & G, Bing & Grondahl refer to the founders: Fred. Vilh. Grøndahl (1819-1856), technical director; the brothers M.H. Bing (1819 - 1883) and J.H. Bing (1811 -1896) as economical directors. The three towers in the hallmark come from the City of Copenhagen's Coat of Arms. 

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