Antique, KPM Royal Porcelain Berlin, Hand painted & Gold Gilded, Porcelain Tray, 42,5 cm / 6.73 Inch. We quote The Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin (German: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur, abbreviated as KPM), also known as the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin and whose products are generally called Berlin porcelain, was founded in 1763 by King Frederick II of Prussia (known as Frederick the Great).
Its actual origins, however, lie in three private enterprises which, under crown patronage, were trying to establish the production of "white gold" i. Porcelain in Berlin from the mid-18th century onwards. The company logo is a cobalt blue sceptre, which is stamped (painted prior to 1837) on every piece.
All painted pieces produced by KPM are signed by the painter. KPM is still producing to this day; each piece of dishware and decorative porcelain is entirely unique.
KPM has produced a number of dishware forms and porcelain figurines throughout its history. Some forms have hardly changed their shape in over 200 years of production. Frederick the Great, who, as the owner, jokingly referred to himself as his own "best customer", was under the spell of the Rococo style during his life; a culmination of this artistic style can be seen in his castles. Length: 42,5 cm / 16.73 Inch. Width: 31 cm / 12.20 Inch.
Height: 4,5 cm / 1.77 Inch. Weight: 1306 gr / 2.87 lb.
Hallmarked: Yes, Underglaze Blue Sceptre. Pre-owned, in a good condition considering age, but with a lot of "porcelain glaze" wear off (last 3 photos). Item will always be in an extra safe box. We make every effort to provide accurate and honest information about our listings.Thanks for looking, please check out all our other listings and have a wonderful day. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Trays". The seller is "golden-place-sales" and is located in this country: GR. This item can be shipped worldwide.