Porcelain manufacturing companies in Europe

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Porcelain manufacturing companies are firms which manufacture porcelain.

European porcelain manufacturers before the 18th century[edit]

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

Year
Description

Site / location

Country

Remark

1575 Medici porcelain Florence Italy Tuscany
1673 Rouen porcelain Rouen France Normandy
1693 Saint-Cloud porcelain Saint-Cloud France Ile-de-France

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 Saxony
1718 Vienna porcelain Vienna Austria This first phase called the "Du Pacquier factory"; from 1744 owned by the emperors
1720 Vezzi porcelain Venice Italy First of the Venetian factories.[1]
1727 Real Fábrica de Alcora Alcora Spain Also called Real Fábrica de Loza y Porcelana; the manufacture of porcelain only began c. 1750
1730 Luneville Faience luneville France Involved in porcelain from 1766 to 1777
1730 Chantilly porcelain Chantilly France Ile-de-France
1735 Niderviller pottery Niderviller France Involved in porcelain from 1763 to 1827
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 moved to Madrid in 1760, becoming Real Fábrica del Buen Retiro
1743 Chelsea Porcelain London England Merged with Derby in 1769
1744 Imperial Porcelain Factory, Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg Russia
1745 Mennecy porcelain Mennecy France Ile-de-France
1746 Höchster Porzellanmanufaktur Höchst (Frankfurt) Germany Hesse
1747 Bow porcelain factory London England
1747 Fürstenberg China Fürstenberg Germany Lower Saxony
1747 Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory Schloss Nymphenburg Germany Bavaria
1750 Royal Crown Derby Derby England Year of establishment disputed with 1757
1751 Tournai porcelain Tournai Belgium Hainaut[1]
1751 Royal Worcester Worcester England Acquired by Portmeirion in 2009
1754 Liverpool porcelain Liverpool 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
1757 Lowestoft Porcelain Factory Lowestoft England Suffolk
1758 Marieberg porcelain Stockholm Sweden [1]
1758 Ludwigsburg porcelain Ludwigsburg Germany Baden-Württemberg
1758 Ansbach Porcelain Ansbach Germany Bavaria
1759 Wedgwood Stoke-on-Trent England The manufacture began to produce porcelain only in 1812[1]
1759 Weesp porselein Weesp Netherlands
1760 Real Fábrica del Buen Retiro Madrid Spain Capodimonte porcelain was moved to Madrid. 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
1762 Nove Porcelain Nove Italy Republic of Venice
1763 Royal Porcelain Manufacture Berlin Berlin Germany Berlin
1764 Wallendorf Porcelain Lichte (Wallendorf) Germany Thuringia
1766 Gardner Manufacture Verbilki Russia Moscow oblast, Taldomsky District
1766 Villeroy & Boch Mettlach, Saarland Germany Established in Audun-le-Tiche, Lorraine, France; the company was established in 1748, but it began to produce porcelain wares only in 1766
1768 Plymouth porcelain Plymouth, Devon England Moved to Bristol 1770-1781, New Hall 1781-1835
1770 Spode Stoke-on-Trent England The manufacture began to produce porcelain only in 1800[1]
1770 Rörstrand Stockholm Sweden The company was established in 1726; however, it began to produce porcelain wares only in the 1770s
1771 Limoges porcelain Limoges France
1774 Loosdrechts porselein Loosdrecht Netherlands
1775 Aynsley China Longton, Staffordshire England Acquired by Belleek Pottery in 1997
1775 Royal Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark
1777 Graf von Henneberg Porcelain, Ilmenau Ilmenau Germany Thuringia
1777 Hollóháza Porcelain Manufactory Hollohaza Hungary Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County
1783 Porcelain Manufacture Rauenstein Rauenstein Germany Thuringia
1790 Weimar Porcelain (Blankenhain) Germany Thuringia
1792 Haas & Czjzek Horní Slavkov Czech Republic German: Schlaggenwald; defunct as of 2011
1793 Mintons Stoke-on-Trent England United Kingdom
1794 Thun 1794 Klášterec nad Ohří Czech Republic Chomutov District
1794 Königlich privilegierte Porzellanfabrik Tettau Germany Bavaria

19th-century European porcelain manufacturing companies[edit]

The table below lists European manufacturers of porcelain established in the 19th century. This table may be sorted according to the year of foundation, description and country.

Year
Description

Site / location

Country

Remark

1809 Porcelain manufactore Ćmielów Ćmielów Poland Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
1817 Real Fábrica de La Moncloa Madrid Spain It was the successor of the Buen Retiro Porcelain Factory.
1824 Vista Alegre Ílhavo Portugal Porcelain and Crystal Factories in Portugal, producing Tableware, Giftware, Home Decor, and Hotelware
1826 Herend Porcelain Manufactory Herend Hungary Veszprém County
1831 Porcelain manufactore Wałbrzych Wałbrzych Poland Wałbrzych Voivodeship
1832 Dulyovo porcelain works Likino-Dulyovo Russia Moscow Oblast
1853 Bing & Grøndahl Denmark Merged with the Royal Porcelain Factory in 1987
1853 Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture Pécs Hungary Baranya County
1860 Zakłady Porcelany Stołowej Karolina Jaworzyna Śląska Poland Wałbrzych Voivodeship
1864 Český porcelán a.s. Dubí Teplice District Czech Republic Eichwelder Porzellan – und Ofenfabriken Bloch & Co. Böhmen
1873 Arabia porcelain Toukola (Helsinki) Finland Kitchenware and tableware
1882 Porcelain manufactore Benedikt Switzerland
1884 Belleek Belleek County Fermanagh Northern Ireland Ulster
1885 Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik Porsgrunn Norway Telemark county
1897 Porcelain manufactore Chodzież Chodzież, Greater Poland Voivodeship Poland

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
1762 Älteaste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur Volkstedt (Rudolstadt), Thuringia
1764 Wallendorfer Porzellan Lichte (Wallendorf), Thuringia
1790 Weimar porcelain Blankenhain, Thuringia
1794 Königlich privilegierte Porzellanfabrik Tettau, Bavaria
1814 Hutschenreuther Selb, Bavaria Part of Rosenthal GmbH
1822 Lichte Porzellan Lichte, Thuringia
1844 KAHLA/Thuringian porcelain company Kahla, Thuringia
1877 Wagner & Apel Porzellan Lippelsdorf, Thuringia Lippelsdorf Porcelain figures and sculptures
1879 Rosenthal GmbH Selb, Bavaria Part of Sambonet Paderno Industrie
1881 Bauscher Weiden company, dishware Bavaria
1887 Arzberg porcelain Arzberg, Bavaria Part of Rosenthal GmbH (since 2013)
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

Location

Country
Remark
1735 Richard-Ginori Sesto Fiorentino Italy See Richard-Ginori 1735
1743 Capodimonte porcelain Naples Italy
1744 Imperial Porcelain Factory Lomonosov Russia Also known as the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory
1750 Royal Crown Derby Derby England Year of establishment disputed with 1757
1751 Royal Worcester Stoke-on-Trent England Acquired by Portmeirion in 2009
1755 Royal Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark Also known as the Royal Porcelain Factory
1757 Royal Crown Derby Derby England Year of establishment disputed with 1750
1759 Wedgwood Stoke-on-Trent England
1770 Spode Stoke-on-Trent England Acquired by Portmeirion in 2009
1775 Aynsley China Longton, Staffordshire England Acquired by Belleek Pottery in 1997
1777 Hollóháza Porcelain Manufactory Hollóháza, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Hungary See Hollóháza porcelánjáról
1794 Thun 1794 Klášterec nad Ohří, Chomutov District Czech Republic German: Klösterle an der Eger
1809 Porcelain manufactore Ćmielów Ćmielów Poland Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
1824 Vista Alegre Ílhavo Portugal Porcelain and Crystal Factories in Portugal, producing Tableware, Giftware, Home Decor, and Hotelware
1826 Herend Porcelain Manufactory Herend Hungary Veszprém County
1831 Porcelain manufactore Wałbrzych Wałbrzych Poland Wałbrzych Voivodeship
1832 Dulyovo porcelain works Likino-Dulyovo Russia Moscow Oblast
1853 Bing & Grøndahl Denmark Merged with the Royal Porcelain Factory in 1987
1853 Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture Pécs Hungary Baranya County
1860 Zakłady Porcelany Stołowej Karolina Jaworzyna Śląska Poland Wałbrzych Voivodeship
1864 Český porcelán a.s. Dubí Teplice District Czech Republic Eichwelder Porzellan – und Ofenfabriken Bloch & Co. Böhmen
1873 Arabia porcelain Toukola (Helsinki) Finland Kitchenware and tableware
1882 Porcelain manufactore Benedikt Switzerland
1884 Belleek Pottery Belleek, County Fermanagh Northern Ireland Ulster
1885 Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik 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 Czech Republic See cz:Loučky (Nové Sedlo)
1923 Augarten porcelain Vienna Austria
1938 JIESIA porcelain, Kauno Jiesia, UAB Kaunas Lithuania JIESIA porcelain; the main manufacturer in the post-soviet region and the only bone china company in the Baltic States
1941 Figgjo porcelain Sandnes Norway Figgjo is a trend-setting porcelain manufacturer for the professional kitchen (see www.figgjo.com)
1969 ZPS Lubiana SA Łubiana (Pomeranian Voivodeship) Poland
1970 Apulum SA Alba Iulia Romania
1949 Sargadelos Lugo Spain Galicia, Spain
1991 AXA Porcelaine S.R.L. Alba Iulia Romania
1987 Porcel S.A. Aveiro Portugal PORCEL; prestigious brand and manufacturer of porcelain located in Portugal
19?? Porzellanmanufaktur Reidling GmbH Sitzenberg-Reidling Austria Lower Austria
2000 Marie Daâge Limoges France
2012 Capodimonte's Finest Naples Italy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Eileen Aldridge, Porcelain, London, The Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1969