It wasn’t until the early 18th century that kaolin was discovered in Germany outside Colditz and Aue, and European potteries set about experimenting with making their own true hard-paste porcelain dinnerware.
Following in the footsteps of German potteries like Meissen, Danish chemist Franz Henrich Mueller founded the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory in 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie.
The Chinese discovered kaolin clay and figured out how to shape and fire it into porcelain by the 8th century, but they guarded the secrets of making fine china from the West.
As a result, Europeans fumbled around for centuries making soft-paste or “artificial” porcelain out of white clay, crystalline quartz, and sand.
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The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.KRONBERG SLOT - ROYAL COPENHAGEN PLATE Kronberg Castle Fajance - 3 blue wavy lines Measures 15.5 cm across Holes in back rim,for hanging plate on the wall Solid weight Excellent condition SEE PICS. No charge for packing material No responsibility for items damaged and/or lost in the mail.NZ Traders only thanks To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions.Most of the porcelain at the time was painted with cobalt blue, as that was the only underglaze color that could tolerate the 1400-degree Celsius firing.The first dinnerware pattern produced by Royal Copenhagen in 1775 was called Blue Fluted, which is still produced and hand-painted today.On the back, each plaquette has two pierced holes so the plaquettes can be hung for display.