Antiques - Miscellaneous / Ceramic
Reference: Z3667

XIX century KPM The Berlin Porcelain or Royal Berlin Porcelain Factory (Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin in German, which uses the acronym KPM) is a royal porcelain manufacturing factory founded in 1763 by Frederick II of Prussia "the Great". Its highly regarded brand is identified with a cobalt blue scepter (since 1837), to which a royal orb with the initials KPM in red was later added. Between 1751 and 1757, a private porcelain factory operated in Berlin, run by Wilhelm Caspar Wegely. One of his collaborators, Reichard, teamed up with the wealthy businessman Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky in 1761, to respond to the King of Prussia's desire to compete with the production of porcelain from Dresden, Meissen and Sèvres. During the Seven Years' War, Frederick the Great's troops occupied Meissen and Saxony. The industrial secrets kept there were extremely coveted throughout Europe. In 1763, the king bought the Berlin factory, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, and gave it the definitive boost that turned it into one of the most important in Europe. The painter Gottfried Wilhelm Völcker directed the Berlin Porcelain between 1833 and 1848.

· Size: 20x20x93 cms.

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