THE SIGNATURE OF A BLUE PAINTER
Blue is used in many of Royal Copenhagen’s decorations. Porcelain painting requires tremendous accuracy and concentration in a process that is both long and complicated. A blue-painter spends four years learning his craft. The delicate decoration is comparable to the painter’s own signature; at a glance the decorations may appear identical but each painter is able to immediately recognise their own and their colleagues work. In addition, all blue-painters put their own signature on the back of each and every porcelain item painted. Here these individual signatures join the three Royal Copenhagen waves, which represent the three Danish straits: the Oresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt.