Royal Copenhagen was founded by Queen Juliane Marie of Denmark in 1775, originally named the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory. Queen Juliane Marie was passionate about porcelain and made sure that the china produced was known for its quality and fine craftsmanship – two notions that are still central in Royal Copenhagen’s production today.
To the naked eye, all painting on the porcelain looks the same. However, each and every single painter has their own painting style and can easily tell apart their work from others. All painters sign the pieces with the signature Royal Copenhagen mark of three waves. The three blue waves symbolize Denmark’s three most important bodies of water and are a testimonial to the authenticity, craftsmanship and fine design of the art of Danish porcelain production.