Blue Collectibles

The Blue Collectibles is a tradition loved by many. Throughout the years, Royal Copenhagen collectibles have told tales about war and peace, love and unforgettable moments. Each product tells a story, and from the moment you hold it in your hand, it becomes part of your story too. 

FOR COLLECTORS

Blue Collectibles from Royal Copenhagen originates from centuries-old traditions and the finest craftsmanship. Each year, new porcelain pieces are added to the collection, becoming a part of Royal Copenhagen's heritage. Among the Blue Collectibles, you can find classic blue plates, charming figurines, ornaments, candle holders and more. Commemorate special occasions with Blue Collectibles.

IT BEGAN IN 1888

In 1888, the idea of Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plate, as we know it today, was first conceived. At that time, the annual Nordic Industrial, Agricultural, and Art Exhibition was held in Copenhagen. The exhibition was known for being a spectacular event, attracting 1.3 million visitors to the country. The Royal Porcelain Factory had created a series of plates for its booth, adorned in blue with the factory's logo: the crown and the three waves. Around this time, artists at the Royal Porcelain Factory, Frans August Hallin, experimented with carving a relief into the plate's mold, making it possible to produce several plates effortlessly.

In 1895, Hallin left the Royal Porcelain Factory and took his idea to Bing & Grøndahl, where owner Harald Bing conceived the idea of using the relief technique to create a collector's plate for an event that could be repeated year after year. Thirteen years later, Royal Copenhagen followed suit and released their own plate using Hallin's relief technique.

Although the two porcelain factories were merged in 1987, the two series still exist side by side to the benefit and delight of collectors worldwide.

EXPLORE THE CHRISTMAS PLATES

BING & GRØNDAHL CHRISTMAS PLATES - SINCE 1895

ROYAL COPENHAGEN CHRISTMAS PLATES - SINCE 1908

AN EXPANDED COLLECTION

Every year, new charming figurines, ornaments, and other artifacts are added to the Blue Collectibles. Several of the figurines also connect to Royal Copenhagen's long porcelain history, such as the Christmas angels, originally launched in 1955 in pure white porcelain.