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History 

Porcelana ‘Krzysztof’ is located in the South West of Poland. Founded in 1831, the factory has a long-lasting tradition of producing fine table porcelain. In the beginning of the 20th Century the business was transformed into a joint stock company and became a part of the Bavarian cartel with the Philip Rosenthal porcelain factory.

TIMELINE

1831
• Foundation of the factory
• Karl Krister starts the production
1850
• Becomes a leading enterprise on European market
• Selling goods on European and North American markets
1852
• First prizes at industry exhibition in Wrocław
1867
• Next prizes at industry exhibitions in Paris
1920
• Transformation into a joint stock company
1921
• Becomes a part of Bavarian cartel – PHILIP ROSENTHAL KRISTER PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR AG
1945
• The factory takeover by Polish authorities
• State-owned Porcelain Factory KRISTER
• Table Porcelain Factory KRZYSZTOF (Porcelana Stołowa KRZYSZTOF)
1953
• Introducing “W-WAWEL” trademark
1993
• Ownership transformation
• Introduction of shares
• Fabryka Porcelany “KRZYSZTOF” S.A.
1995
• The property of the enterprise is given into leasing
1999
• The company is finally fully privatised
2010
• Porcelana KRZYSZTOF Sp. z o.o.

 

 

Factory in 1876:

photo from Wałbrzych Museum archive

photo from Wałbrzych Museum archive