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 trademark with the three waves has had changes through the years.
Royal Copenhagen porcelain and pottery have been made in Denmark since 1775. The figurines with pale blue and gray glazes have remained popular in this century and are still being made.
Many other old and new style porcelains are made today.
The term that rules will always be what collectors recognize, especially when it comes to buying and selling.
And in this case, people associate Royal Vienna with what they reference as the beehive mark.
From 1775 the wavy lines were painted by hand, but in the 1870's Royal Copenhagen began to stamp and glaze the trademark.