When did Pfaltzgraff move to China?

When did Pfaltzgraff move to China?

I looked it up on the internet and sure enough, Pfaltzgraff moved their factory operations offshore in 2005 or so. The chinese-made dishes looked pretty decent at first. However, within a few months they started to get crazing (glaze cracking).

Where is the Pfaltzgraff Company located?

York, Pennsylvania
Both men had operated their own pottery businesses before deciding to combine forces in 1889 to launch H.B. & G.B. Pfaltzgraff—the forerunner to The Pfaltzgraff Co. —located in York, Pennsylvania.

Is Pfaltzgraff German?

Johann George Pfaltzgraff or Pfaltzgraf (May 5, 1808 – January 7, 1873) was a German-American potter and businessman. He is recognized as the first potter in the Pfaltzgraff family of potters in the United States. Born in Frielendorf, Germany, he moved to Foustown in York County, Pennsylvania, United States in 1833.

Is Pfaltzgraff good quality?

Are my dishes safe? Pfaltzgraff, a Lifetime Brands company, stands behind the safety and quality of all of its products. All our products are tested by accredited, independent laboratories and meet or exceed all federal standards relating to lead and other contaminants.

Is Pfaltzgraff going out of business?

Pfaltzgraff, at one time America’s oldest pottery and family-owned since 1811, has closed – even the popular retail outlets are now gone – only the ‘Pfaltzgraff’ name remains as part of the large consortium ‘Lifetime Brands’.

Did Pfaltzgraff go out of business?

The Pfaltzgraff Co. was sold to Lifetime Brands, Inc. in 2005. Until recently, the company owned and operated 67 stores throughout the U.S. as well as their online presence at www.pfaltzgraff.com.

What happened to Pfaltzgraff?

The Pfaltzgraff Co. was sold to Lifetime Brands, Inc. In 2009, Lifetime Brands opted to close all 67 stores and only maintain their Internet presence. All the stores, most of which were outlet stores, were liquidated and closed.

Do Pfaltzgraff dishes contain lead?

Pfaltzgraff patterns have been safe for the American home, because decoration under the glaze has been made with lead-free products. All Pfaltzgraff dinnerware is microwave safe.

Does Pfaltzgraff have lead?

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in the USA dish (age unknown, pattern name unknown, tested in 2014) tested positive for lead at 60 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This level of lead is considered safe by all standards, American and European.

Is Pfaltzgraff valuable?

Collectibles and Demand. Pfaltzgraff stoneware and china dishes are collectible for many reasons. They are beautiful, useful, interesting, and not necessarily very expensive as new products. If demand is low, the price will likely remain low.

Can you bake in Pfaltzgraff?

Pfaltzgraff stoneware is microwave, conventional oven, freezer and dishwasher safe. We suggest the following when baking in your stoneware: Do not subject your stoneware or earthenware to sudden or extreme temperature changes. Always use a padded mitt when removing from oven or microwave.

How do I know if my Pfaltzgraff is vintage?

There are several things you can look out for when you are shopping for vintage Pfaltzgraff. If you find a dish that resembles the Heritage pattern, flip it over and check the bottom. The Pfaltzgraff family castle was used in the 1960’s and stamped on the bottom of each piece.

Is there any Pfaltzgraff still made in the US?

Pfaltzgraff is no longer made in the US. Some may still be made in Mexico, but most if not all is made in china.

What kind of stoneware is Pfaltzgraff made out of?

Pfaltzgraff Folk Art stoneware (1977 to 1983) modeled on early American salt glazed pottery; the stenciled pattern “Yorktowne” is Pfalzgraff’s most popular.

Where can I buy Pfalzgraff glazed earthenwares?

During the 1950s and 1960s, the products were mostly sold in specialty stores, but in the 1970s, the business made a strategic decision to sell in higher-end department stores, such as G Fox and Macy’s. Several lines of Pfalzgraff glazed earthenwares have featured among the 100 most popular ceramic designs.

Who is the designer of Pfaltzgraff flatware Chargers?

Pfaltzgraff America chargers designed by David Walsh in collaboration with Museum of American Folk Art, 1983 to 1985. Pfaltzgraff is an American kitchenware brand that sells quality dinnerware, serveware, drinkware and flatware.