Konakovo, , Russia
Consumergoods Products - Manufacturer, Trader, Export / Import,
Proprietorship Firm Since 1809
The Konakovo faience is a unique phenomenon of the artistic culture. Founded in 1809 the Konakovo factory belonged for six decades to the pioneer of the Russian faience industry Andrey Auerbach. Wonderful and inimitable skill of painters, technical perfection of the articles instantly won the well-de-served recognition.
At the First Public Exhibitions of Russian manufactories held in 1829 and 1833 in Peterburgh and Moscow the Konakovo factory was awarded the highest prizes and the right to use the State Emblem on its articles and signs.
In 1870 famous Matvey Kuznetsov, the king of Russian porcelain, becomes the owner of the factory. His firm founded in 1889 under the name of "Kuznetsov's Company for Producing Porcelain and Faience Articles" becomes one of the biggest in Russia producer of porcelain and faience tableware as well as decorative and everyday majolica.
Thanks to the creative efforts of wellknown Russian masters of fine arts and its artistic qualities the Konakovo faience was repeatedly awarded the highest prizes at international exhibitions. The factory won the Grand Prix at the Paris World Exhibition of 1937, the Silver Medal at the Brussels Exhibition of 1958, medals at the 1962 and 1979 International Ceramics Exhibitions, the Gold Medal at the Plovdiv Exhibition of 1984.
The Konakovo faience factory remains now one of the biggest producers of faience and decorative majolica in Russia. Its main produce are two varienties of fine ceramic articles - faience and majolica - which differ in technology of decorating and glazing. The advantages of faience are undoubted. It is considerably cheaper and the wide use of subglaze decors gives to articles high firmness, warmth and cleanness which are very important for the ware of everyday use.
Annually the factory produces 380000 table services, 500000 children's sets, 460000 sets for fruits, 140000 coffee services, tableware including 50000000 plates of 12 different shapes, 10000000 basins, 17000000 salad bowls. Sets for pancakes, drinks, juices, jam, honey, present sets like DUET, SUDARUSHKA, VOLGA, ASHBERRY BEADS are excellent decoration for every house.
The factory successfully trades with Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Finland, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia. High quality, reasonable prices, large variety of articles allow us to be competitive in the world market.
We are Manufacturers, Suppliers & Exporters of Porcelain and Faience Articles. - Faience Tableware - Cups - teapots - Plates - bowls - dishes - Color ceramics - vases - and gifts.
Kalinin sqw., 3
Konakovo - 171280 () Russia