China and Dinnerware with a History

We lovingly prepare and serve your breakfast in fully stamped and marked china. There is a fascinating history along with it’s beautiful blue and white pattern and ribbed details.

The dinnerware is known as “Blue Denmark” as the pattern can be traced back to Copenhagen, Denmark sometime between 1776 and 1779.

Frantz Heinrich Muller founded the Royal Porcelain Factory in Copenhagen in 1775, popularising the pattern on his travels to Germany. So the ‘Danish’ or ‘Blue Denmark’ pattern came into existence. Even though the design is probably based on an even older traditional pattern.

Produced by the Furnivals Limited company in England, it consists of a complex repeating pattern of flowers and mussels. And according to the Pottery Gazette

“The effect pleases everyone with any sense at all of neatness and clarity.  It seems somehow to typify the typical Danish love of hygiene in food preparation and service, this quality being self-expressed in terms of coolness.  There is a clean, satisfying, superlative beauty in it that seems to conjure up a sense of health and vitality.”

Furnivals were a prominent English pottery company from Staffordshire. They produced the beautiful china with virtually no modification to the pattern or shape from the 1850’s to its closure in 1968. No wonder it is now a highly collectible range of vintage china.


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