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KPM – Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur

Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM – The Royal Porcelain Factory) in Berlin was founded in 1763 by Frederick the Great (King Frederick II). Its actual origins, however, lie in three private enterprises which, under crown patronage, were trying to establish the production of “white gold” (porcelain) in Berlin from the mid-18th century onwards.The company logo is a sceptre, which is stamped (painted prior to 1837) or incised on every piece. All painted pieces produced by KPM are also signed by the painter. KPM is still producing porcelain today.