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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


Chodziez 1990s mark



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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