Porcelain history

Karl August Prince of Hardenberg, Prussian secretary of state since 1791, supported the foundation of the the Tettau Porcelain Factory by privilege of King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia which was obtained
in 1794. Georg C. F. Greiner of Kloster Veilsdorf near Hildburghausen and Coburg merchant Johann F. P. Schmidt were the founders of the manufactory. Greiner came from a Thuringian porcelain dynasty with numerous branches and developed the pure white and transparent Tettau clay which at court stood for finest table culture. The establishment remained in the Greiner family’s possession until 1852 and then changed ownership several times (i.a. Sontag & Birkner). The plant has belonged to the Seltmann Weiden group since 1957.

In 1948 Richard Rösler took over a run-down production facility, in which from 1818 till 1942 porcelain and faience were produced. In the area of Schauberg he started with the production of bottle stoppers. Besides the production of porcelain knobs for clip-locks, Rösler in 1968 started to make tableware which developed into a successful core business. RÖSLER CeramTec have remained faithful to the porcelain knob until today.

Porcelain experience

At its factory sales Königlich Tettau offers porcelain ware at favourable prices and provides guided tours through the plant. Get registered as a group or experience on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. how the special Tettau clay is made. At RÖSLER CeramTec’s showrooms you have the opportunity to acquire porcelain articles from current or discontinued series at reasonable prices.

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