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Another 1770s pattern known as the Bird Service was produced for the Queen.
In 1779, the Blue Flower pattern debuted, flaunting a more distinctive European style, with naturalistic flowers.
As a result, Europeans fumbled around for centuries making soft-paste or “artificial” porcelain out of white clay, crystalline quartz, and sand.
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.
These include minor objects, such as eggcups, as well as impressive tureens, dishes, and plates.
The service was intended as a display of every wild plant in the kingdom.
The pattern was revived in 1863 and is still in production.The company's first dinnerware pattern, Blue Fluted, is still being produced today.Though the pattern was originally inspired by Chinese porcelain sets, it is now associated with Danish porcelain.An innovator in porcelain, the company was one of the first European potteries to use kaolin in the process of making their hard- paste porcelain.Royal Copenhagen was founded in 1775 under the protection of Queen Julianne Marie.