Pfaltzgraff is an American kitchenware company that
has been in business for almost 200 years; it is part of the
Logo for Pfaltzgraff, Inc.
Pfaltzgraff started in the early 1800s in
It was founded by several members of the
Pfaltzgraff family who were potters
most notable of whom was Johann George Pfaltzgraff
having come from a family of potters, knew the trade, and passed
his skills on to his 7 sons. After Johann died in the late 1800s,
three of his children, John, George, and Henry, were still carrying
on the business. The business became official in 1889 when George
and Henry started a partnership that would become The
The first factory was built in 1895.
The business continued to grow, and in 1960, Pfaltzgraff opened
their first retail store
under the name
Pottery Hill. 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.
Pfaltzgraff Co. joined the family of Lifetime Brands
, Inc. in 2005.
Today the company owns and operates 67 stores nationwide. The
product line currently includes dinnerware, glassware, flatware,
and other kitchen preparatory and cooking tools. Due to the age of
the company, and the quality of the products it produces,
Pfaltzgraff is well known for its collector