It features a floral pattern similar to those of Chinese porcelain sets, but it eventually became a pattern synonymous with Danish porcelain.
Another 1770s pattern known as the Bird Service was produced for the Queen.
The company adopted three waved lines—which represent Denmark’s three straits, Øresund, Store Bælt and Lille Bælt—as its trademark.
Royal Copenhagen struggled financially as it experimented with porcelain making until the absolute monarch King Christian VII took over the company in 1779 to guarantee its survival.
Many people have referenced pieces of antique porcelain marked with a “beehive” mark as “Royal Vienna” for as long as they can remember.
The truth is that Royal Vienna is actually a collector’s moniker and the beehive mark is really a shield.
The island of Bornholm in Denmark, to this day is still a mecca for artists using all the artistic mediums.