Hutschenreuther Porcelain

A Hutschenreuther painted porcelain plaque after John Faed depicting George Washington Taking the Salute at Trenton

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A Royal Vienna, possibly C.M. Hutschenreuther portrait plate featuring the visage of maiden, Amicitia

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

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A Hutschenreuther porcelain centerpiece or figural group, Germany, 20th century, three female figures dancing in a circle

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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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