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Krister Porzellan-Manufaktur was established in 1831 by Carl Franz Krister. He worked before for two other factories active in a city of Waldenburg. The first was established in 1820 by C.S. Rausch and the second opened Traugott Hayn in 1829.

Krister's idea to achieve success was imitating Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM) in Berlin. That's why marks of the Waldenburg factory are similar to marks of the factory from Berlin. It was also a reason of quality that let Krister succeed.

Already in 1850s the factory was one of leading European porcelain manufacturers. In 1852 and 1867 Krister factory got awards in the International Exposition in Paris. In 1867 Carl Franz Krister died.

In 1920 the factory was transformed into a stock company. Only a year later the company became a part of Philip Rosenthal Krister Porzellan Manufaktur AG.

In 1945 Krister was overtaken by Polish authorities and nationalized. The company started to operated as Państwowa Fabryka Porcelany KRISTER and eventually Porcelana Stołowa KRZYSZTOF. In 1953 the factory started to use "WAWEL" brand.

In 1990s it was privatized. From 2010 the company operates as Porcelana KRZYSZTOF Sp. z o.o.

1925 - 1945
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1925 - 1945 Krister mark

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Krister KPM Germany mark
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1904 - 1927 Krister KPM Germany mark.

KPM Yvonne mark
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Krister KPM 1925 - 1945 mark. Here with pattern name Yvonne.

Krister KPM mark
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1925 - 1945 Krister KPM mark. Please note 'I' sign on the crown.

KPM made in Poland mark
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1945 - 1952 Krister KPM made in Poland mark. 

KPM Krister Germany mark
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1952 - 1965 KPM Krister Germany mark used by Waldenburg factory legal succesor operating in Rhineland-Palatinate.

KPM Krister mark
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1840 - 1895 KPM Krister mark.

KPF Krister mark
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1903 - 1905 KPF Krister mark.

KPM Krister mark
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1904 - 1927 KPM Krister mark.

KPM Silesia Krister mark
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KPM Silesia Krister 1904 - 1927 mark.

1845 - 1870 KPM Krister mark
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1845 - 1870 KPM Krister mark.

KPM eagle mark
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KPM Krister eagle mark 1845 - 1870.

Krister Luftwaffe mark
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Circa 1938 - 1945 Krister mark used on porcelain wares produced for Luftwaffe.

KPM mark
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KPM Krister 1938 - 1945 mark.
Early Krister mark
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KPM Krister mark used in 1830s

 
 
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