Porcelain manufacturing companies in Europe

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Porcelain manufacturing companies are firms which manufacture porcelain.

18th-century European porcelain manufacturing companies[edit]

The table below lists European manufacturers of porcelain established in the 18th century. This table may be sorted according to the year of foundation, description and country.

Year
Description

Site / location

Country

Remark

1710 Meissen porcelain Meissen Germany 1st porcelain manufacturing company in Europe
1718 Augarten porcelain Wien Austria 2nd porcelain manufacturing company in Europe
1726 Rörstrand Stockholm Sweden 3rd porcelain manufacturing company in Europe
1735 Manifattura Ginori di Doccia Sesto Fiorentino Italy Tuscany
1740 Manufacture de Vincennes Vincennes France Moved to Sèvres in 1756
1743 Capodimonte porcelain Naples Italy Two Sicilies
1744 Imperial Porcelain Factory Oranienbaum Russia
1746 Höchster Porzellanmanufaktur Höchst (Frankfurt) Germany Hesse
1747 Fürstenberg China Fürstenberg Germany Lower Saxony
1747 Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory Schloss Nymphenburg Germany Bavaria
1748 Villeroy & Boch Mettlach, Saarland Germany established in Audun-le-Tiche, Lorraine, France
1750 Royal Crown Derby Derby England Year of establishment disputed with 1757
1751 Royal Worcester Worcester, Stoke-on-Trent England
1755 Frankenthal Porcelain Factory Frankenthal Germany

Rhineland-Palatinate

1756 Manufacture nationale de Sèvres Sévres France
1757 Porzellanmanufaktur Gotha Gotha Germany Thuringia
1757 Royal Crown Derby Derby England Year of establishment disputed with 1750
1758 Ludwigsburg Porcelain Manufacturing Company Ludwigsburg Germany Baden-Württemberg
1759 Wedgwood Stoke-on-Trent England
1759 Weesp porselein Weesp Netherlands
1760 Real Fábrica del Buen Retiro Madrid Spain Popularly called La China
1760 Kloster Veilsdorf porcelain factory Veilsdorf Germany Thuringia
1761 Porzellanmanufaktur Kelsterbach Kelsterbach Germany Hessen
1762 Volkstedt porcelain Volkstedt (Rudolstadt) Germany Thuringia
1763 Royal Porcelain Manufacture Berlin Berlin Germany Berlin
1764 Wallendorf Porcelain Lichte (Wallendorf) Germany Thuringia
1766 Gardner Manufacture Verbilki Russia Moscow oblast, Taldomsky District
1767 Spode Stoke-on-Trent England United Kingdom
1769 Chelsea porcelain factory Chelsea, London United Kingdom Moved to Derby
1771 Limoges porcelain Limoges France
1774 Loosdrechts porselein Loosdrecht Netherlands
1775 Aynsley China Longton, Staffordshire England
1775 Royal Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark
1777 Graf von Henneberg Porcelain, Ilmenau Ilmenau Germany Thuringia
1783 Porcelian Manufacture Rauenstein Rauenstein Germany Thuringia
1790 Weimar Porcelain (Blankenheim) Germany Thuringia
1792 Haas & Czjzek Horní Slavkov Czech Republic German: Schlaggenwald Defunct as of 2011
1794 Thun 1794 Klášterec nad Ohří Czech Republic German: Klösterle an der Eger
1794 Königlich privilegierte Porzellanfabrik Tettau Germany Bavaria

Current porcelain manufacturers in Germany[edit]

Year
Description

Site / location


Remark
1710 Meissen porcelain Meissen, Saxonia 1st porcelain manufacturing company in Europe
1746 Höchst Porzellanmanufaktur Höchst (Frankfurt), Hesse Höchster Porzellanmanufaktur
1747 Fürstenberg China Fürstenberg, Lower Saxony
1747 Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory Schloss Nymphenburg, Bavaria
1748 Villeroy & Boch Mettlach, Saarland established in Audun-le-Tiche, Lorraine, France
1751 Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin
1758 Porzellan-Manufaktur Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg
1762 Älteaste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur Volkstedt (Rudolstadt), Thuringia
1764 Wallendorf porcelain Lichte (Wallendorf), Thuringia
1790 Weimar porcelain Blankenheim, Thuringia
1794 Königlich privilegierte Porzellanfabrik Tettau, Bavaria
1814 Hutschenreuther Selb, Bavaria Part of Rosenthal
1822 Lichte porcelain Lichte, Thuringia
1844 KAHLA/Thuringian porcelain company Kahla, Thuringia
1877 Wagner & Apel company, porcelain figures Lippelsdorf Lippelsdorf, Thuringia
1879 Rosenthal Selb, Bavaria Part of Sambonet Paderno
1881 Bauscher Weiden company, dishware Bavaria
1887 Arzberg porcelain Arzberg, Bavaria dishware mode of porcelain
1903 Heinrich & Co. Selb, Bavaria 1896 as porcelain painters, 1903 as manufacturer; part of Villeroy & Boch
1986 Barbara Flügel Porcelain Selb, Bavaria

Current porcelain manufacturers in other European countries[edit]

Year
Description

Site / location

Country
Remark
1718 Augarten porcelain Wien Austria 2nd porcelain manufacturing company in Europe
1735 Richard-Ginori 1735 Sesto Fiorentino Italy Richard Ginori 1735
1743 Capodimonte porcelain Naples Italy
1750 Royal Crown Derby Derby England Year of establishment disputed with 1757
1755 Royal Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark Royal Porcelain Factory
1757 Royal Crown Derby Derby England Year of establishment disputed with 1750
1775 Aynsley China Longton, Staffordshire England
1777 Hollóházi Porcelain Manufacture Hollóháza Hungary Hollóháza porcelánjáról
1792 Haas & Czjzek Horní Slavkov Czech Republic German: Schlaggenwald Defunct as of 2011
1794 Thun 1794 Klášterec nad Ohří Czech Republic German: Klösterle an der Eger
1809 Porcelain manufactore Ćmielów Ćmielów Poland Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
1815 Vista Alegre (company) Ílhavo Portugal district of Aveiro
1826 Herend Porcelain Manufactory Herend Hungary
1831 Porcelain manufactore Wałbrzych Wałbrzych Poland Wałbrzych Voivodeship
1853 Bing & Grøndahl Denmark In 1987 merged with the Royal Porcelain Factory
1853 Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture Pécs Hungary Zsolnay
1860 Zakłady Porcelany Stołowej Karolina Jaworzyna Śląska Poland Wałbrzych Voivodeship
1864 Český porcelán a.s. Dubí Czech Republic Eichwelder Porzellan – und Ofenfabriken Bloch & Co. Böhmen
1882 Porcelain manufactore Benedikt Switzerland
1883 Arabia (company) Toukola (Helsinki) nFinland kitchenware and tableware china
1884 Belleek Belleek Northern Ireland
1885 Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik (PP) Porsgrunn Norway Telemark county
1897 Porcelain manufactore Chodzież Chodzież, Greater Poland Voivodeship Poland
1906 Porzellanfabrik Langenthal Switzerland today G. Benedikt
1907 Rudolf Kämpf Nové Sedlo (Sokolov District) cz:Loučky (Nové Sedlo) Czech Republic
1938 JIESIA porcelain, Kauno Jiesia, UAB Kaunas Lithuania JIESIA porcelain
1953 Lladró Tavernes Blanques Spain Valencia
1970 Apulum SA Alba Iulia Romania
1949 Sargadelos Lugo Spain Galicia, Spain
19?? Porzellanmanufaktur Reidling GmbH Sitzenberg-Reidling Austria Lower Austria
2012 Capodimonte's Finest Naples Italy Naples, Italy

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