Altwasser (German for "Old Water") is a former town in Silesia, now part of Poland. It is known for its porcelain factory, which was founded in 1845 by Carl Tielsch(C.T.). The factory quickly became one of the largest and most successful porcelain factories in Silesia, and its products were exported all over the world.

Altwasser porcelain is known for its high quality and fine craftsmanship. The factory's pieces were often decorated with floral motifs, landscapes, and other decorative designs. Altwasser porcelain is still sought after by collectors today.

The Altwasser porcelain factory was merged with Hutschenreuther in 1932, and the factory in Altwasser continued to operate as a division of Hutschenreuther until World War II. After the war, the factory was nationalized by the Polish government and given the name Fabryka Porcelany Wałbrzych S.A. The factory continues to produce porcelain today.


before 1900s


before 1900s




Before 1950