Villeroy & Boch

All About Villeroy & Boch China

Brand: Villeroy & Boch Country HQ: Germany Year Founded: 1748 

Company Status: Active Founded By: Francois Boch and Nicholas Villeroy

Makers of: China, Crystal, Ceramics

Description: Villeroy & Boch is a company that has many years of history. Francois Boch originally started his pottery company with his sons after leaving the world of ironworking. It wasn't until 1785 that Nicholas Villeroy came into the picture as the owner of his own manufactory, separate from Boch's. In 1809, Boch purchased a large abbey and filled it with advanced and efficient production facilities of their own design, and in 1836, the two competing companies merged together to form what is now known as Villeroy & Boch.

The company originated in Germany and still has its headquarters there, with most of their business within the country. In producing both china and crystal, as well as other tableware and even ceramic tiles and fine plumbing fixtures, their reach continues to grow even to this day. In their years of operation, they have helped supply the world with bathtubs, made ceramics for the Pope, and survived through the world wars. Of course, they've also been providing the world with beautiful fine china.

Some popular china patterns by Villeroy & Boch include Intarsia, Acapulco, and Petite Fleur.