Royal Copenhagen was founded by Danish Dowager Queen Juliane Marie in 1775. The first successful pattern it introduced was Blue Fluted, a pattern that is still synonymous with the brand. In 1790 it brought out its second most influential pattern: Flora Danica. All botanically themed dinnerware in later ages thanks its existence to this hugely popular pattern.
The brand also introduced an annual Christmas plate as early as in 1908. This tradition has been followed by many brands.
In the 20th century Royal Copenhagen established itself as a porcelain brand famous for not only their dinnerware but also their amazing art nouveau designs. Their signature has become porcelain in different shades of underglaze blue.
Royal Copenhagen is still produced. It’s resilience is thanked to its simple approach, only producing a few patterns and doing that very well.