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Porcelain Manufacturing Companies in Europe

Porcelain manufacturing companies are firms which manufacture porcelain.

European porcelain manufacturers before the 18th century

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.

18th-century European porcelain manufacturing companies

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 Until 1727. First of the Venetian factories.[1]
1730 Chantilly porcelain Chantilly France Ile-de-France
1735 Doccia porcelain 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
1750 Real Fábrica de Alcora Alcora Spain Also called Real Fábrica de Loza y Porcelana; founded 1727 but porcelain production only began c. 1750
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 Le Nove porcelain Nove Italy Republic of Venice. Until 1835
1763 Royal Porcelain Manufacture Berlin Berlin Germany Berlin
1763 Niderviller pottery Niderviller France Founded 1735; made porcelain from 1763 to 1827
1764 Cozzi porcelain Venice Italy Republic of Venice. Until 1812
1764 Wallendorf Porcelain Lichte (Wallendorf) Germany Thuringia
1766 Gardner Manufacture Verbilki Russia Moscow oblast, Taldomsky District
1766 Luneville Faience luneville France Founded 1730, made porcelain from 1766 to 1777
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
1771 Naples porcelain Naples Italy "Naples Royal Porcelain Manufactory" (Real fabbrica delle porcellane di Napoli). Also called the Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea. Until 1806.
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 Klá?terec nad Oh?í Czech Republic Chomutov District
1794 Königlich privilegierte Porzellanfabrik Tettau Germany Bavaria

19th-century European porcelain manufacturing companies

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

XIX century Boles?awiec Boles?awiec Poland Originated in the Middle Ages and developed in the 17- 19 centuries
1809 Porcelain Manufacture ?mielów ?mielów Poland ?wi?tokrzyskie 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 Manufacture Wa?brzych Wa?brzych Poland Wa?brzych 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 Zak?ady Porcelany Sto?owej Karolina Jaworzyna ?l?ska Poland Wa?brzych Voivodeship
1864 ?eský porcelán a.s. Dubí Teplice District Czech Republic Eichwelder Porzellan - und Ofenfabriken Bloch & Co. Böhmen
1872 Zaklady Porcelitu Stolowego Pruszków Poland Masovian Voivodship
1873 Fabryka Faiansu W?oc?awek W?oc?awek Poland Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship
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 Manufacture Chodzie? Chodzie? Poland Greater Poland Voivodship

Current porcelain manufacturers in Germany

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

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 Klá?terec nad Oh?í, Chomutov District Czech Republic German: Klösterle an der Eger
1809 Porcelain Manufactory ?mielów ?mielów Poland ?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship
1820 Porcelana Krzysztof/ Kristoff Wa?brzych Poland Lower Silesian Voivodship
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 Porcelana Wa?brzych Wa?brzych Poland Wa?brzych Voivodeship
1832 Dulyovo porcelain works Likino-Dulyovo Russia Moscow Oblast
1852 Porcelana Tu?owice Tu?owice Poland
1853 Bing & Grøndahl Denmark Merged with the Royal Porcelain Factory in 1987
1853 Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture Pécs Hungary Baranya County
1860 Zak?ady Porcelany Sto?owej Karolina Jaworzyna ?l?ska Poland Wa?brzych Voivodeship
1864 ?eský porcelán a.s. Dubí Teplice District Czech Republic Eichwelder Porzellan - und Ofenfabriken Bloch & Co. Böhmen
1872 Porcelana Pruszkow Pruszkow Poland Masovian Voivodship
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 Porcelana Chodzie? Chodzie? Poland Greater Poland Voivodeship
1906 Porzellanfabrik Langenthal Switzerland Today: G. Benedikt
1907 Rudolf Kämpf Nové Sedlo, Sokolov District Czech Republic See cz:Lou?ky (Nové Sedlo)
1920 Huta Franciszka Bykowina Poland Upper Silesian voivodship
1922 Porcelana Bogucice Katowice- Ro?dzie? Poland Upper Silesian Voivodship
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)
1955 JEMA KERAMISCH ATELIER N.V. Maastricht The Netherlands Jema Holland ceramic studio.
1969 ZPS Lubiana SA ?ubiana Poland Pomeranian Voivodeship
1975 Manufacture de Porcelaine de Monaco Monaco Monaco Founded by Erich Rozewicz, with the support of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
1970 Apulum SA Alba Iulia Romania
1949 Sargadelos Lugo Spain Galicia, Spain
1991 GreenGate Copenhagen Denmark
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

References

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



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