François Boch

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François Boch (1695–1794) founded a pottery in Audun-le-Tiche in Lorraine in 1748.[1] Approximately 36 years later, Nicholas Villeroy did the same in Frauenberg.[disambiguation needed] In order to compete successfully with British imports, Villeroy and Boch merged in 1836. In 1900, Villeroy & Boch employed 1,000 workers.


  1. ^ Campbell, Gordon (2006). The Grove encyclopedia of decorative arts, Volume 1. Oxford University Press US. p. 524. ISBN 978-0-19-518948-3.