Hutschenreuther Porcelain

A late 19th century painted porcelain plaque by Hutschenreuther depicting a young woman seated in a landscape near a stream

p4A ItemID E8884876
A lot of twelve Royal Bavarian porcelain service plates, Hutschenreuther, Selb, Bavaria, early 20th century, multiple borders of etched gold and swags of flowers

p4A ItemID E8866652
A lot of eight Alexander Girard (1907 to 1993), Hutschenreuther for Georg Jensen, Carolus Magnus plates, USA, 1950's

p4A ItemID E8856544
A lot of eight Bavarian porcelain, 20th century service plates featuring low-relief gold rims and a circular central reserve featuring a painted floral arrangement or bouquet

p4A ItemID E8855556

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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