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Danish Royal Porcelain 1775-2000 - 225 Years of Design


The International Breakthrough - The Nordic Exhibition of Industry, Agriculture and Art in Copenhagen, 1888

In 1868, The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory was sold by the state to the merchant G.A. Falck, who turned it into a profitable business.  He sold the manufactory in 1882 to the engineer Philip Schou, who was the proficient leader of the earthenware manufactory Aluminia in Frederiksberg. The porcelain manufactory moved to this location in 1884. 

Philip Schou was one of most important industrialists of his age.  He took the initiative for The Nordic Exhibition of Industry, Agriculture and Art, which were held in Copenhagen in 1888, where the porcelain manufactory displayed with great success under the artistic leadership of Arnold Krog.

Philip Schou was also one of the leading figures behind the establishment of The Danish Museum of Decorative Art in 1890. 

Bing & Grondahl's porcelain manufactory, which had participated with growing confidence in the major exhibitions of the age, was owned by Harald Bing.  The painter Pietro Krohn was its artistic leader from 1885.   Like Arnold Krog, he was interested in Japanese art and the potential of underglazing.  It was with items in this new style that both manufactories attracted the attention of other countries in subsequent years.

 

 

 

The World Exposition in Paris 1900

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