Polish Bunzlau Castle faience

The history of Bunzlau porcelain begins in the Middle Ages, in the small Polish village of Bunzlau, on the German border. There, the making of earthenware objects was a popular art.

At the time, jugs and tableware in earthenware were the only conceived objects, decorated with textured patterns and applied with white clay. The experimentation of colored glaze began as well as sponge painting and various decorations. The Bunzlau faience was very well liked and gained popularity across all of Europe. At the beginning of the 20th century the famous “peacock eye” design appeared and is still applied in the Boleslawiec region today (Bunzlau’s current name).

Nowadays, Bunzlau Castle is a Dutch brand of which each object is made by hand in Poland. Bunzlau Castle creations are the work of the artists Henk and Tet Bakker, graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts of Poland. The numerous decorations, such as dots, circles, peacock eyes, leaves and flowers are painted by hand using sponges. After the application of the second enamel layer, the faience is baked at a very high temperature of 1300 degrees Celcius (2372 degrees Fahrenheit), making it very solid. It is dishwasher and microwave safe and of course, it can also go in a traditional oven.

The Au Roi Soleil team has made a selection of the best Bunzlau Castle pieces for you to elegantly present your ganache and praline assortments for the holidays.

Polish Bunzlau Castle faience
Polish Bunzlau Castle faience
Polish Bunzlau Castle faience
Polish Bunzlau Castle faience

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