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Christian Wilhelm Seltmann and his oldest brother Johann established a porcelain factory in a German town Vohenstrauß in 1901. The Porzellanfabrik Johann Seltmann swiftly developed into employing 600 workers respected porcelain producer.

However brothers weren't able to find agreement on how to run a factory and finally in 1910 Christian Wilhelm Seltmann decided to start is own business in the town of Weiden. In just three years employment rose to 320 workers.

Christian died in an accident in 1921. Management of the factory passed to his widow Katharina Seltmann. In 1928 the business was taken over by her son Wilhelm. Company expanded taking over the Porzellanfabrik Krummennaab (1939) and the Porzellanfabrik Erbendorf (1940).

After WWII it was difficult to bring factories back to business. Starting in 1953 Wilhelm Seltmann modernized his facilities. In 1957 he took over Königlich privilegierte Porzellanfabrik Tettau G.m.b.H. Wilhelm died in 1967.

After German reunification in 1990 the Seltmann group took over four Thuringia porcelain factories. It is still a family business.

Seltmann Weiden W. Germany mar...
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Seltmann Weiden E Bavaria W. Germany Qualitats Porzellan mark circa 1954 - 1990 (exact date unknown). Weiden E. stands for Weiden Erbendorf.

Seltmann Weiden Bavaria German...
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Seltmann Weiden Bavaria Germany Julia 1949 - 1954 mark, Julia series (exact date unknown).

Seltmann Weiden Bavaria mark
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Seltmann Weiden E. Bavaria 1949 - 1954 (exact date unknown) mark.

Seltmann Weiden mark
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Seltmann Weiden 1924 - 1946 mark.

Seltmann Weiden Germany mark
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Seltmann Weiden Germany 1949 - 1954 mark (exact date unknown).

Seltmann US Zone mark
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Seltmann Weiden US Zone 1946 - 1949 mark.

Royal China Seltmann mark
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Royal China Seltmann Weiden Bavaria W. Germany 1954 - 1990 mark, pattern Sweat Pea.

Seltmann Weiden Mozart mark
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1954 - 1990 (exact date unknown) Seltmann Weiden Bavaria W. Germany Qualitats Porzellan mark, Mozart pattern.

Seltmann Weiden mark
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Seltmann Weiden W. Germany 1954 - 1990 mark.

Marie Luise mark
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Marie Luise Seltmann Weiden Germany U.S.Z. (US occupation zone) 1946 - 1949 mark.

Seltmann Made in Germany mark
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Seltmann Weiden Bavaria Made in Germany mark used after 1990.

CS WEIDEN mark
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C.S. WEIDEN 1911 - 1914 porcelain mark.

 
 
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