Dating royal copenhagen pottery

Bing & Grøndahl was founded on April 15, 1853, by Grøndahl, who was a figurine maker for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, and the Bing brothers, who were art and book dealers.

And in this case, people associate Royal Vienna with what they reference as the beehive mark.

Kaolin, an important ingredient to the glaze, was imported beginning in 1778 from France.

The result was a pure white glaze that identifies today's pieces.

However, for a short time in 1807 the English blockade of France made it impossible for the Danish factory to acquire the Kaolin.

Pieces made during this time were gray and mottled.

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