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Wilhelm Caspar Wegely was in 1751 granted by King of Prussia an exclusive privilage to set up a porcelain manufactory. Customs duties were waived for the new entity on the materials needed for the production process. Wegely was also granted a building for his manufacture. First Wegely's products were marked W. In 1757 King of Prussia Frederick II the Great withdrew his patronage and Wegely decided not to continue production.

In 1761 Johann Ernst Gotzowsky acquired the porcelain formula as well as raw materials and molds. He started the Berlin factory, which he sold to the king of Prussia Frederick II in 1763. The factory got a new name the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Manufactory). The royal factory used a king's emblem, the cobalt-blue sceptre.

Frederick II used the KPM porcelain as a diplomatic gift. Porcelaine commissioned by him was given to numerous European rulers.

In 1797 KPM was the first manufacture in the country to acquire a steam engine. In the 1807 - 1808 period Napoleon occupied Berlin and seized the company's stock. The porcelain was auctioned in Warsaw and Breslau.

In 1918 the monarchy ended. As the result the company was renamed to Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (State Porcelain Manufactory).  

in 1943 in one of Allied air raids KPM buildings were destroyed. The factory was rebuilt and reopened soon after WWII.

 

KPM Berlin mark
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KPM Berlin scepter mark used from 1870 onwards

Scepter mark
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Staatliche Porzellan Manufaktur 1993 - 1999 mark

Green decoration mark
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Green KPM decoration mark used in the 1913 - 1992 period

KPM red mark
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KPM 1832 - 1892 red decoration mark

Dot scepter mark
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KPM Berlin 1981 mark with a dot above the scepter

KPM Berlin mark
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KPM Berlin 1945 - 1962 mark on items produced in Berlin

KPM impressed mark
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KPM impressed mark usewd from 1825

KPM mark
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KPM scepter 2000 - 2006 mark

KPM eagle mark
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Koenigliche Porzellan Manufaktur eagle 1847 - 1849 mark

KPM mark
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1820s - 1830s KPM Berlin scepter mark

Dot scepter mark
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1982 KPM Berlin mark with a dot on the left side

 

Contemporary decoration mark
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Contemporary red decoration KPM Berlin mark used from 1993

1980 mark
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1980 KPM Berlin mark with a dot below the scepter

KPM decoration mark
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Red KPM Berlin decoration mark used till 1992

1820s mark
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1820s - 1830s KPM Berlin mark

KPM mark
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1837 - 1844 KPM scepter mark

Black cross mark
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Black cross KPM Berlin 1914 - 1919 mark

Anniversary mark
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150th anniversary KPM Berlin mark

Scepter mark
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KPM scepter mark used from 2007 onwards

KPM mark
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KPM Berlin 1780 - 1800 mark

 
 
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