ROYAL COPENHAGEN PLATE
Vintage commemorative plate in porcelain with blue glaze in excellent condition – Grade A!
ROYAL COPENHAGEN – Carlsberg Plate 1981 – grade A. Vintage commemorative plate in porcelain with blue glaze.
This porcelain plate celebrates the Danish brewery Carlsberg (established in 1847) and features the famous Elephant Gate at the Carlsberg Headquarters – four life-size elephants, carved of granite from the Danish island Bornholm, greet all who comes to Carlsberg. The motif is hand painted in the distinctive Royal Copenhagen blue and was issued in a limited edition.
Green back stamp with Royal Copenhagen logo and three blue wave lines – classified grade A by Royal Copenhagen. Near the bottom it is stamped “With the compliments of Carlsberg”.
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.
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!
Provenience: Estate of former blue painter, employed more than 40 years at Royal Copenhagen, private collection.
- Diameter: 20.7 cm |8.1 inches
- Depth: 2.5 cm |1.0 inches
- Blue, White
- Design year
- Unspecified designer
- Royal Copenhagen
- Condition – Mint or Near Mint Condition - (10/10)
- Royal Copenhagen Classification: grade A! No chips or cracks. Please see the photos!
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