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Danish Royal Porcelain 1775-2000 - 225 Years of Design


The Establishment of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in 1775

The Danish Porcelain Manufactory was established on 1 May 1775.  The initiative came from the chemist Frants Heinrich Muller, who had conducted experiments for a number of years.  The Government was eager to support a scheme that could make the country self-sufficient and the Royal Family, headed by Queen Juliane Marie, displayed considerable interest, taking shares in the manufactory.  The manufactory chose for its emblem the three wavy lines that symbolize Denmark's waterways - the Sound, the Great Belt and the Little Belt.

The initial years meant only expense.  What saved the manufactory was the fact that King Christian VII took over all the shares in 1779.  The manufactory now had a management nominated by the king, its name changing to The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Man factory.

 

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Royal Copenhagen made in 1980 a Memorial Plate to celebrate the Factory Store's 200th Anniversary.  Today the Store is still located in the same building on Stroget in Copenhagen.

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Table Arrangements and Interior with Royal Porcelain, 1775-2000

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