Kaolin, an important ingredient to the glaze, was imported beginning in 1778 from France.
The result was a pure white glaze that identifies today's pieces.
Pieces made during this time were gray and mottled.
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 new porcelain was showcased at the World Exposition in Paris in 1889, making Royal Copenhagen famous worldwide.
The Royal Copenhagen flagship store on Copenhagen’s main pedestrian street, Strøget, is one of the city’s most illustrious establishments.