UNITED STATES BICENTENARY PLATE
Royal Copenhagen – vintage commemorative plate in porcelain with blue glaze – factory first. Danish vintage design.
ROYAL COPENHAGEN – United States Bicentenary Plate 1776-1976 – factory first. Vintage commemorative plate in porcelain with blue glaze.
This porcelain plate commemorates America’s Bicentennial and features the signing of the Declaration of Independence with John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock (pointed out in the original box) in Congress. The low-relief motif is handmade, and hand painted in the distinctive Royal Copenhagen blue and was issued in a limited edition.
Green back stamp with Royal Copenhagen logo, title, artist signature and three blue wave lines – classified factory first by Royal Copenhagen.
For collectors the back stamp carries a lot of information – one very important thing is the grading. Whether a piece is grade A (the best quality, no flaws or faults) or B (small, often not recognizable, production flaws) often carries a big difference in price. The way to distinguish the pieces apart, is to run a nail, over the three blue wave lines. Grade B pieces are marked with a vertical scratch in the porcelain where the wave lines are painted. Grade A pieces don’t have this!
Also, the little blue signature next to the wave lines is the hand painter’s (called blue painter) signature, and the green Royal Copenhagen logo contains further information for dating the piece.
The backside has two holes in the base rim enabling it for wall hanging.
This United States Bicentenary Plate 1776-1976 that I have up for sale is factory first – excellent vintage condition. No chips or cracks and the blue colors still looks amazing! Please see the photos.
Please note that I have a few commemorative plates and a number of MOTHER’S DAY Plates from 1971-1977 – all by Royal Copenhagen, all grade A. Contact me if you are interested in more than one piece!
This item ships free if combined with another item from my shop!
Cleaned and packed in protective bag.
- Diameter: 18.5 cm |7.3 inches
- Depth: 2.3 cm |0.9 inches
- Blue, White
- Condition – Mint or Near Mint Condition - (10/10)
- Royal Copenhagen Classification: factory first! No chips or cracks. Please see the photos!
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