Dating royal copenhagen marks
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These could be printed or impressed under the circle but like all impressed marks these could be difficult to see when they fill with glaze.In 1974 the current format of factory stamp was adopted.The date included is the year of introduction of the design, not the date of manufacture.One of our major area is porcelain collectibles of animals and figurines from Dahl Jensen, Bing & Grondahl and Royal Copenhagen - all preowned and most discontinued for many years.We also do offer a wide range of dinnerware from the Danish manufactories such as Royal Copenhagen patterns of Aluminia Tranquebar; Blue Flower, Saxon Flower, Blue Fluted, Flora Danica and Bing & Grondahl patterns of Empire, Eranthis, Seagull, Christmas Rose.In 1890 the capital letter changed to a small letter and started again but the sequence was only to last for one year.
Note: There was no ‘F’, ‘J’, or ‘Q’ used and the ‘O’ comes after the ‘Z’ in 1889.
From 1867 until 1877 the code would either be the printed last two numbers of the year or a capital letter under the circle reprrsenting the date.
From 1877 the year number was dropped in favour of the letter system which carried on the same sequence.
This continued until 1963 when 13 dots are arranged around the W.
After 1956 the letter W was nearly always substituted with a letter R in a circle, i.e. From 1966 no date coding system was used, but on tableware the year the pattern was introduced is stated next to the pattern name.
The dots system was getting a little clumbersome so they were replaced by a single asterisk in 1916 which was then followed by a new dot sequence. From 1916 a small star or asterisk appears below the Worcester mark …