Carl Thieme (1816–1888) was a German porcelain painter who founded the Saxon Porcelain Manufactory in Potschappel in 1872. He began with the production of decorative porcelain and man-made porcelain in 1872. He registered a broken wall bracket as the first model. His flower modeler, later business partner, Karl August Kuntzsch founded the tradition of opulent flower covering which is still characteristic for Dresden Porcelain. After his death in 1888, Kuntzsch continued the business successfully and introduced Dresden Porcelain to the international markets.