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He has a hollow in his back which makes me think that he might have originally served as something like an ashtray or spoon rest...The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of pottery, arises mainly from vitrification and the formation of the mineral mullite within the body at these high temperatures.Porcelain slowly evolved in China and was finally achieved (depending on the definition used) at some point about 2,000 and 1,200 years ago, then slowly spread to other East Asian countries, and finally Europe and the rest of the world.Peter established contact with that times Danish artists - among these many sculptors, and he succeeded so much that he in 1847 could afford to build a new factory in Utterslev outside Copenhagen.
Peter Ipsen died in an early life, only 45 years old (1860), his widow Lovise Ipsen continued his work, which was rather unusual in these days, but she had a good knowledge of the factory, as she had always been a regular visitor there.
It shows a whimsical peacock with splendid plumage. Complete set consisting of tall coffee pot, milk jug and lidded sugar bowl, and six cups and saucers.