I am repeatedly asked how you differentiate between porcelain of 1st and 2nd quality. A large proportion of the porcelain sold through the years is actually marked as 2nd quality. This is the case for both porcelain and ceramics from Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grondahl, Dahl Jensen and many of the other factories and it can actually be very difficult to differentiate!
Coffee and Dinnerware - 2nd Quality
There is much 2nd quality tableware on the Danish market. It is often difficult to find the "error", which led to the factory marking it as 2nd quality and thus being sold about 20 % cheaper than the same item in 1st quality.
Today we also sell 2nd quality tableware from Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grondahl and others with about 20 % discount compared to 1st quality.