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The porcelain factory in the village of Gorodnitsa (Horodnitsa) in the Volyn region was founded in 1799 by Prince Józef Czartoryski. The manufacture has gained fame thanks to the production of English-style faience. In 1813, after death of the last of this Czartoryski family branch, the estate was transferred to the Lubomirski princes. In 1856 Wacław Rulikowski purchased the estate. The new owner after visiting the most important European faience and porcelain factories, decided to expand the manufactory in Horodnica. In 1877 350 people worked here. Rulikowski undertook the investment over his financial capacity and eventually had to sell the factory in 1878. Two years later the plant burned down. In 1882 the factory was leased to A.F. Sussmann. Production was restored, but the company did not regained its former glory. In 1887 there was another A.F. Sussmann factory operating in Gorodnitsa.
After the October Revolution in 1917, the factory was nationalized. Large changes in the production process were introduced during industrialization. During World War II the factory was partially destroyed.
After the reconstruction, the plant cooperated closely with the Leningrad Institute of Porcelain and Earthenware. Thanks to this cooperation, many technological innovations have been introduced. The factory mostly produced here porcelain tableware and small porcelain figurines. In Soviet times it was one of the major porcelain manufacturers in the USSR, and its largest factory was in Gorodnitsa.

After Ukraine gained independence, the company was transformed into enterprise owned by employees. Ukraine's accession to the WTO in 2008 resulted in the influx of cheaper porcelain from abroad. Production stopped in 2008 and two years later the bankruptcy procedure was started, which ended in 2012.

1960s Horodnitsa mark
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1962 - 1972 Gorodnitsa (Horodnitsa) first quality porcelain mark.

1930s Horodnitsa mark
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1930 - 1934 Horodnitsa porcelain mark.

Horodnitsa deer mark
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Horodnitsa porcelain stylized deer blue (second quality) mark used since 1970s.

Horodnitsa mark
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1935 - 1936 Horodnitsa porcelain mark.

Gorodnitsa mark
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1955 - 1959 highest quality Gorodnitsa mark.

Gorodnitsa 1950s mark
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1952 - 1954 Gorodnitsa (Horodnitsa) highest quality mark.

Gorodnitsa second quality mark
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Gorodnitsa 1962 - 1972 second quality blue GFZ mark.

1940s Gorodnitsa mark
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1949 - 1951 third quality Gorodnitsa mark.

Gorodnitsa first quality mark
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1955 - 1959 Gorodnitsa first quality mark.

Gorodnitsa elephant mark
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1949 - 1951 first quality Gorodnitsa mark.

1950s Gorodnitsa mark
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1952 - 1954 third quality Gorodnitsa mark.

Green Gorodnitsa deer mark
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Gorodnitsa green stylized deer mark, third quality, used since 1970s.

Gorodnitsa red deer mark
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Gorodnitsa first quality red deer mark used since 1970s.

Gorodnitsa green mark
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Green Gorodnitsa 1955 - 1959 second quality mark.

1930 - 1934 Gorodnitsa mark
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1930 - 1934 red Gorodnitsa mark. 

1935 - 1940 Gorodnitsa mark
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1935 - 1940 Gorodnitsa china mark.

Gorodnitsa porcelain mark
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1948 - 1949 first quality Gorodnitsa porcelain mark.

Horodnitsa mark
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Sussmann Gorodnitsa ca. 1880s mark

Gorodniza mark
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Sussmann Gorodniza ca. 1880s mark

 
 
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