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Discovering the blue
A delicate craft
Pattern No. 1
The Three Waves
Waves of Blue
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The story of the waves

oyal Copenhagen and the blue waves of Denmark have been entwined for centuries. At the founding meeting of Royal Copenhagen in May 1775, protector of the factory, Queen Juliane Marie, proposed three blue wavy lines should be the factory’s trademark. Still today, the waves are marked on every piece of Royal Copenhagen-porcelain.

The waves and the waterways

The three blue waves marked on Royal Copenhagen-porcelain are symbols of the three main waterways of Denmark: The Sound, the Great Belt, and the Little Belt

As the story goes, the three waves of the Royal Copenhagen trademark were originally painted vertically onto the porcelain, their corners marking the cardinal points of the Sound, the Great Belt, and the Little Belt. 

Discovering
the WAVES

In 2019, photographer, Anders Hviid-Haglund, will capture Royal Copenhagen’s trademark waves in the Waves of Blue project.

A MARK of
AUTHENTIC ITY

Along with the royal crown and the painter’s signature, the three blue waves are marked on the underside of every piece of Royal Copenhagen-porcelain.

Waves of eternity

It has been 244 years since Royal Copenhagen was born from the sea; from the three main waterways of Denmark marked on every piece of porcelain. A trademark forever linking Royal Copenhagen to the waters of Denmark; to the poetry of the sea, and the whispered fables of its waves, forever returning to the shore with new tales. 

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