Royal Copenhagen Dinnerware

Blue Fluted, Full Lace

For more than 125 years, "Full Lace" (or "Open Lace") has been one of the world's premiere dinner services.  Created in the 1880’s and based on the even older Blue Fluted plain edge pattern (originated in 1779), each piece is hand-painted in a rich cobalt blue, and then glazed and fired so that the color and pattern remain vibrant, essentially forever.  Most pieces are pierced (reticulated), giving the distinctive open lacey edge to the plates and serving pieces.  For obvious reasons, the cups are not pierced, but they have the lace pattern molded and hand painted around both the top and the foot of the cup, and the matching saucers have a sculpted edge (not round) that follows the shape of the lace.  Over the years, many elaborate and fanciful accessory pieces have been created for this set, so it is as much a collector's item as it is a dinner service.

Prior to 1990, each piece was had a "fractional" mark on the back; the top number was the pattern and the bottom number was the shape (item) number.  For example, 1/1088 stands for pattern #1 (Blue Fluted), shape #1088 (Full Lace bread & butter plate).  In 1990, all dinnerware patterns were given new four-digit numbers, and each individual piece was assigned a new three-digit shape number.  Full Lace became pattern #1103, and a 9.75 inch dinner plate became shape #624.  So the traditional 9.75 inch Full Lace dinner plate became #1103624 (or 1103-624).  Dinnerware pieces were marked with only the shape number (NOT the pattern number), so the new a 9.75 inch dinner plate would bear the number 624.

In 2014, Royal Copenhagen was acquired by Fiskars, a conglomerate from Finland that now also owns Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and many other brands.  They have once again renumbered all of the Royal Copenhagen dinnerware, with Full Lace becoming pattern #1017.  The 9.75 inch “traditional” dinner plate has been discontinued, replaced with the 10.75 inch “buffet” dinner plate, new shape #240, which is now 1017240 (or 1017-240) in the new Fiskars numbering system.  In most cases, the shapes and decoration have remained the same; only the identifying inventory numbers on the back have changed.

Royal Copenhagen built a modern new plant in Thailand, and all new dinnerware (except Flora Danica) is made in Thailand.  All of the shapes and most of the marks remain the same, but the word DENMARK has been omitted from the back-stamp.  If a piece does not say DENMARK on the back, it is either very old (before 1922) or very new (made in Thailand).

All items that I have in stock have the old (pre-1990) fractional marks and are therefore discontinued (bearing a discontinued mark).  All are second hand, but are all FIRST QUALITY and in EXCELLENT CONDITION.  And all are MADE IN DENMARK, as shown in the trademark on the back of each piece. 

Special Orders for NEW Dinnerware:  Royal Copenhagen now prohibits retailers (including myself) from advertising prices lower than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).  If you are interested in NEW Royal Copenhagen dinnerware, please contact me for my best price.  I no longer stock any NEW Royal Copenhagen dinnerware. 

Old #

Item Description

Size

My Price

Stock

1130

Tea Cup & Saucer

7.75 oz.

$99

10

1088

Bread & Butter Plate

5.75"

$38

Sold

1086

Salad/Dessert Plate

7.75"

$59

1

1084

Traditional Dinner Plate

9.75"

$120

Sold

N/A

Traditional Place Setting

5 Piece

$295

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

1035

Coffee Cup & Saucer

6 oz.

$69

Sold

1142

Breakfast Cup & Saucer

11 oz.

$175

2

1202

Coffee Pot, Large

8 cup

$295

Sold

1030

Coffee Pot, Small (Faces)

4 cup

***

1

1119

Tea Pot - Large

34 oz.

Sold

0

1118

Tea Pot - Small

23 oz.

***

1

1112

Sugar Bowl, Large

7 oz.

$125

1

1113

Sugar Bowl, Oversize

9 oz.

$150

2

1031

Creamer, Small

2.5 oz.

$100

1

1032

Creamer, Large

5 oz.

$125

1

1140

Creamer, Oversize

9 oz.

$175

1

1195

Tray for Sugar & Creamer

9.75"

$150

2

  627

Plate, Buffet (After 1990)

10.75"

$175

1

1084

Plate, Dinner (Traditional)

9.75"

$120

Sold

1085

Plate, Luncheon

9"

$99

8

1086

Plate, Salad (Traditional)

7.75"

$75

1

1087

Plate, Dessert

6.75”

$59

Sold

1088

Plate, Bread & Butter

5.75"

$39

Sold

1081

Individual Fruit Dish

5.5”

$75

14

1170

Rim Soup Plate

7.75"

$99

4

1018

Round Vegetable Dish

8”

$175

2

1115

Oval Relish or Celery Dish

10”

$175

1

1074

Shell Shaped Relish Dish

7.5”

$200

1

1023

Round Footed Bowl

 

$125

1

1002

Oval Fruit Basket (early)

11.5"

$875

Sold

1148

Platter, Oval

14.25"

***

1

1149

Platter, Oval

16"

$450

1

1040

Platter, Round

11.5"

$225

Ask

1015

Cigarette Cup

2.75"

$85

3

1016

Cigar Cup

4.5”

$135

1

1006

Candelabra, 5 arm

21.25"

Ask

Ask

1169

Candelabra, 2 arm

9”

$895

2

Cups and Saucers:  I sometimes have extra cups or saucers which I sell separately. Please inquire if you need to replace just cups or just saucers.

*** Factory Seconds:  Each piece is inspected before leaving the factory.  Pieces that do not meet Royal Copenhagen's high standards are marked as "Second Quality" by putting a small vertical scratch through the three wavy line trademark.  Often, the reason for marking a piece Second Quality is not readily visible to the eye, and these "factory seconds" can represent excellent value.  They are very popular in Europe, where hand painted dinnerware is prized especially because of the variations in painting and glazing that many Americans see as "flaws".

I have a few pieces marked as Factory Seconds (with a scratch through the trademark) priced 25% to 50% below my normal discount price.  In stock now are:

Old #

Item Description

Size

My Price

Stock

1032

Creamer, Large

5 oz.

$75

1

1148

Platter

14.25”

$180

1

1030

Coffee Pot, Small (Faces)

4 cup

$175

1

1016

Cigar Cup

4.5”

$70

1

1118

Tea Pot - Small

23 oz.

$175

1

1038

Demitasse Cup & Saucer

3 oz.

$45

6

1142A

Small Bowl

4 3/8”

$60

1

Ask about other Factory Seconds that might be available.

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