Antiques - Miscellaneous / Ceramic
Reference: Z3667

XIX century

The Berlin Porcelain or Royal Porcelain Factory of Berlin (Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin in German language, which uses the acronym KPM) is a real manufacture for the manufacture of porcelain founded in 1763 by Frederick II of Prussia "the Great". Its brand, of great reputation, is identified with a cobalt blue scepter (since 1837), to which a real orb was added later with the initials KPM in red.
Between 1751 and 1757 a private initiative porcelain factory operated by Wilhelm Caspar Wegely worked in Berlin. One of his collaborators, Reichard, partnered with the rich businessman Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky in 1761, to respond to the desire of the King of Prussia to compete with the production of porcelain from Dresden, Meissen and Sèvres. The troops of Frederick the Great, during the Seven Years' War, occupied Meissen and Saxony. The industrial secrets kept there were extremely coveted throughout Europe. In 1763, the king buys the Berlin factory, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, and gives it the definitive impulse that makes it one of the most important in Europe.
The painter Gottfried Wilhelm Völcker directed the Porcelain of Berlin between 1833 to 1848."

· Size: 20x20x93 cms.

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