Hutschenreuther Porcelain

Hutschenreuther Covered Tureen, German, 20th century, soup tureen with underplate and lid, gilt molded decoration with floral sprigs

p4A ItemID F7960213
Karl Tutter (German, 1883-1969) for Hutschenreuther figural group, Woman Riding Horse, Germany, mid-20th century

p4A ItemID F7954747
C. Werner for Hutschenreuther "Diana" Figure, Germany, ca. 1920-1930, in the form of Diana, Roman goddess of the Hunt

p4A ItemID F7954746
Hutschenreuther porcelain model of hawk, mid 20th century

p4A ItemID F7947496

Hutschenreuther Porcelain

At the beginning of the 19th century, a young porcelain painter from Thuringia went in search of the “white gold”. His name: Carl Magnus Hutschenreuther, a visionary with courage to explore. It was in north-east Bavaria that he was lucky.

Here he found the “china clay” (or kaolin) for porcelain and a new home. In 1814, just 20 years of age, he founded the first modern and private porcelain factory in Bavaria. His aim was to manufacture porcelain second to none in Germany for quality and excellence. Under the directive of his son Lorenz a second porcelain factory was founded in 1857 in the neighbouring town of Selb. More than 110 years later, in 1969, both companies combined to form Hutschenreuther AG, Selb.

Hutschenreuther AG acquired Arzberg in the early 1970′s. In 1997 Hutschenreuther and Arzberg both became part of the Winterling Porzellan AG Group of companies. The new company is one of the largest and most important producers of fine china in the world.


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