KPM-Königliche Porzellanmanufaktur Berlin- Friedrich the Great becomes a porcelain entrepreneur

In 1751, the Berlin wool merchant Wilhelm Caspar Wegely founded the porcelain manufactory in Berlin. He received the privilege from the Prussian King Friedrich II to produce porcelain alone while protecting the secret. The exclusivity increases the added value of the white gold. In 1756 the porcelain manufactory was sold, in 1763 the manufactory was purchased by Frederick the Great for 4000 Reichstaler for the Arkanum and 3000 Reichstaler for the porcelain stock. Production of porcelain series Neuzierat, Neuglatt, Rocaille, Blau mourant series and table service Kurland. KPM became known worldwide through diplomatic gifts from the Prussian royal family to the Tsarist family of Russia and to the European royal families, as well as through the initiative of Friedrich Wilhelm II. Incidentally, the saying "blümerant" is derived from the Neuzierat series, which means something like feeling uncomfortable, a true exaggeration in view of the "delicate blue" of the porcelain.