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History of the Chodziez faience factory starts in 1852 or 1854 when Hermann Müller and Ludwik Schnorr bought a burnt building of the Grudzinski castle from count Koenigsmarck. The castle building is still in possession of the company.

Steingutfabrik Hermann Müller u. Ludwik Schnorr produced faience items. Faience production was continued after the factory was overtaken in 1879 by a merchant named Ehrenwerth. Already in 1879 he failed and the factory went to o local credit union. In 1883 a new investor appeared - Hermann Heim. Until 1888 the factory operated as H.M. & Co., Schloß Chodziesen.

A real breakthrough happened in 1896 when porcelain production started. A year earlier in 1895 a faience factory from Annaberg strarted its reign here. Annaburger Steingutfabrik AG Annaburg, Abt. Kolmar continued production until 1921 when Polish goldsmith Stanisław Mańczak bought it. In the second half of 1930s the factory was owned by Czesław Szrama and Wincenty Kapczyński.

WWII made the Chodziez factory to work under German state ownership as Porzellan- und Steingutfabriken in Kolmar, Abteilung B. Germans unified porcelain and faience facilities. In 1945 - 1950 period Polish authorities named it Porcelit, Fabryka Porcelitu. Two establishments appeared in 1950, when faience and porcelain factory were separated. In 1991 semi vitreous porcelain branch stopped production. After 1992 the factory operates again under private ownership as Zakłady Porcelany i Porcelitu Chodzież S.A.

Porcelit Chodziez mark
period: 1947 - 1991 colour: brown 
Chodziez porcelain 1964 mark
Chodziez Porcelain mark Used from 1964 green
Chodziez 1990s mark
CHODZIEZ MADE IN POLAND Most probably used from 1990s.
Chodziez Made in Poland mark
Chodziez Made in Poland ca. 1980 mark
Chodziez contemporary mark
Chodziez china contemporary mark used after 1992
Chodziez 1940s mark
Porcelit Chodziez late 1940s mark
Chodziez 1945 - 1964 mark
Chodziez 1945 - 1964 blue mark
Chodzież Kolmar mark
Chodziez Kolmar 1940 - 1944 mark
SM Chodziez mark
1922 - 1936 Chodziez mark
Chodziez F mark
Czeslaw Szram and Wincenty Kapczynski Faience Factory 1937 - 1939 mark Chodziez (Kolmar)
Kolmar Luftwaffe mark
1941 Kolmar mark on items made for Luftwaffe.
Faience Chodziez mark
Fabryka Fajansu Chodziez 1922 - 1936 mark (Stanisław Mańczak period)
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