Dating royal copenhagen marks
The three blue waves symbolize Denmark’s three biggest and are painting and the white background color was chosen already at that time.The main products of the factory were various distinguished (dining) services for the royal house and the nobility and often given as present for other royal families. 7, Fall 2002 published an extensive and excellent article by pipe expert Ben Rapaport about the history of pipes made of porcelain.
There is an old rule of thumb for dating Doulton figurines; where you add 27 to the small and hardly visable number to the right of the Doulton backstamp. That is not to say that your item was produced in that year but simply that the year indicated is the earliest the piece could have been produced.Robert Allen and artists in his studio were often allocated RA-numbers for their hand-painted wares designed and decorated by them.The RA numbers are mostly hand-written and accompany the standard Doulton marks.Today the company has merged with a number of other companies producing handicraft, Royal Copenhagen, which again has merged with Scandinavian companies, for example several famous Swedish glassworks, under the name Royal Scandinavia.The birthday present And what does that have to do with pipes?