After establishing his pottery he travelled to Germany and recruited skilled workers from the Meissen factories.
It is likely he also discovered and brought back what was to become known as the ‘Danish’ pattern.
The foundation 1709: Europeans elicit the secret of Chinese porcelain - 1772-1774: The chemist F. Mller experiments 1775: The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory is founded By the time the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory is founded on , under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie, more than one hundred years of persistent efforts have elapsed to elicit the secret of porcelain-making from the Chinese.
In Dresden the alchemist Johann Friedrich Bttger produces the first European porcelain, although King August the Strong zealously guards both the alchemist and his formula.
Pieces made during this time were gray and mottled.It features a floral pattern similar to those of Chinese porcelain sets, but it eventually became a pattern synonymous with Danish porcelain.Another 1770s pattern known as the Bird Service was produced for the Queen.Pieces made in the 18th century followed the rococo forms originated in the Meissen factory.Large dinner services were made that included pieces not in use these days or during the 19th century.