Royal Copenhagen Dinnerware

Blue Fluted, Plain Edge

For more than 200 years, Blue Fluted has been one of the world's premiere dinner services.  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.  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, 1/175 stands for pattern #1 (Blue Fluted), shape #175 (plain edge 9.75” dinner plate).  In 1990, all dinnerware patterns were given new four-digit numbers, and each individual piece was assigned a new three-digit shape number.  Blue Fluted Plain became pattern #1101, and a 9.75 inch dinner plate became shape #624.  So the traditional 9.75 inch Blue Fluted Plain dinner plate became #1101624 (or 1101-624).  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 all Blue Fluted variations becoming pattern #1017.  The 9.75 inch “traditional” dinner plate has been discontinued, replaced with the 10.75 inch “buffet” dinner plate, new shape #202, which is now 1017202 (or 1017-202) 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 backstamp.  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. 

Items marked S.O.** are only available by Special Order from Denmark.  These items will be first quality, brand new from the manufacturer, and will have the New #, but they can take up to six months to receive. Orders for these items must be prepaid and are not returnable.  Please inquire for additional details.

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