Coral fluted Half Lace

A touch of soft vibrancy and contemporary elegance 

Contemporary and timeless

Royal Copenhagen proudly introduce a new color to the iconic Half Lace decoration; a soft, yet vibrant coral, inspired by our historical colour archive. A colour that feels modern, but still has a sense of timelessness.

Inspiration from the archive

In the late 1800’s after Arnold Krog had been appointed Artistic Director, a few special productions with Pattern No. 1 in a variety of overglaze colours were made to be sold at Tiffany’s in New York. The colours were a light blue, emerald green and a bright raspberry pink - this pink colour became the inspiration for the Coral Collections.

Versatile and durable

 The aim from the Royal Copenhagen design team was to find a shade that could be more subtle on a table and would mix well with the classic blue painted porcelain from Royal Copenhagen. A final condition was that it had to be available as an in-glaze colour to secure a durable and dishwasher safe finish. 

The Craft behind Coral

Explore in-glaze handpainting
The majority of Royal Copenhagen's porcelain is painted in the iconic cobalt blue, where the various decorations are handpainted using the underglaze technique. This means that the painter paints on the biquit porcelain and after that the colour is locked with the glazing and firing.

The Coral collections are not handpainted with the underglaze technique but with the lesser know craft; in-glaze.

Firing and glaze

The porcelain is given shape and fired for the first time leaving it as “biscuit” porcelain. The porcelain is then glazed as you can see in the image and fired for the second time at 1375°C which causes the porcelain to shrink up to 14%. The porcelain is now technically a finished undecorated product, and it is time to apply the decorations.

A painter's precision

The painters apply the decorations starting with the thinnest lines for which they use a tool that is reminiscent of a fountain pen, and then with immaculate precision they handpaint the outline of each palmette and floral. Once the base of the pattern is done, they fill out the florals and half lace rim with a small brush.

The final touch

 The porcelain then undergoes the final firing at approximately 1100°C. This firing fuses the paint and glaze together, creating a durable finish and adding a razor sharp appearance to the decorations. 


Royal Copenhagen proudly introduce a new color to the lace decoration.