Royal copenhagen dating porcelain
In 1775, George III granted Derby Porcelain the right to incorporate the crown into the Derby backstamp. William Duesbury fully acquired the famous Chelsea Works factory in 1770 and the Chelsea anchor mark and Derby ‘D’ were merged to form the Chelsea-Derby mark.
A group of former employees set up a factory in King Street in Derby, and continued to use the moulds, patterns and trademarks of the original business, but not the name.
Any Derby piece by the above artists would be of great interest to serious Derby collectors. try to focus your efforts on a particular factory, style or artist.
These various productions techniques were used to make items with very different abilities, expressions and details.
No mechanical processes were used and no two pieces produced were exactly the same.
Among the items preserved was the original potters wheel used by the Duesburys.
This makes it possible to tell the age of each piece of porcelain by Royal Copenhagen.
The Royal Copenhagen trademarks shown below were used on porcelain and fine china with blue under glazed decorations. Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates, figurines and some porcelain sets.