Copenhagen Porcelain Factory - (Ceramics Netherlands) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Copenhagen Porcelain Factory - (Ceramics, Netherlands) A soft-paste porcelain factory founded at Copenhagen about 1759 with the aid of the French modeller Louis Fournier who had been at Chantilly and Vincennes. This venture came to an end in 1765. The hard-paste factory which is still in existence was established in 1774 and became the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory in 1779. The famous Flora Danica service, comprising about 1,600 pieces, was produced here 1789-1802. Copenhagen porcelain is noteworthy for its high glaze, subdued colors with pearly tints, superb modelling of figures, especially animals. Three horizontal wavy lines are the famous mark.


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