History

Almost two hundreds years on the market

 
Carl Krister
 

Porcelana Krzysztof has a long tradition when it comes to producing porcelain. The company was

established in 1831 by Carl Krister, however the history of the production facilities starts in the year 1820. From the very beginning the production facility is located in Wałbrzych, Lower Silesia. At the beginning of the 20th century the company transformed into a joint-stock company which was incorporated into the Bavarian cartel along with the porcelain company Philip Rosenthal.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY:

 

1831

Foundation of the company – Karl Krister starts the production

1850

The company becomes the leading porcelain production company when it comes to the European market (also selling to America)

1852

The first prize on the Trade Fair in Breslau (Wrocław)

1867

Prize on the trade fairs in Paris

1920

Transformation into a joint-stock company

1921

The company becomes a part of the Bavarian cartel – PHILIP ROSENTHAL KRISTER PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR AG

1945

Takeover of the company by the the Polish state and changing name to "Państwowa Fabryka Porcelany KRISTER" and then to "Porcelana Stołowa KRZYSZTOF"

1953

Introduction of the "W-WAWEL" trademark

1990-1993

The privatization of the compay, which leads to the establishment of Fabryka Porcelany "KRZYSZTOF" S.A.

2010

Change of the legal form into Porcelana KRZYSZTOF Sp. z .o.o



The view of the company in 1876 (source: Muzeum Porcelany in Walbrzych)





The view of the production hall in 1976 (source: Muzeum Porcelany in Walbrzych)

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