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KPM - Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur: "Prussian Porcelain" Berlin Shopping Tip by yooperprof

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  a porcelain beauty
by yooperprof

In the 18th Century, the Kings of Prussia (like other European monarchs) encouraged the development of a domestic ceramics industry. Porcelain was one of the most glamorous of all domestic items, and no country would be satisfied until it was producing its own supply of fine tableware, vases, and gegaws.

KPM - the Royal Porcelain Factory - was established by Frederick the Great in 1763. It's still producing porcelain 240 years later. Their shop in the Mitte district displays their wares in a glamorous setting - near the interection of Unter den Linden and Friedrichstrasse. I came into the shop just to look, but the sale clerk I spoke to was quite friendly and informative. Of course, if you have to ask how much any of the beautiful merchandise costs, you probably can't afford it.

Address: Unter den Linden, just east of the Komische Oper
Theme: Gifts

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  • Written Jan 1, 2005
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