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Gustavsberg is a Swedish producer of porcelain. The production consistes both of kitchen porcelain and sanitary porcelain.

Gustavsberg sanitary porcelain is a brand under Villeroy & Boch today, while Gustavsberg porcelain lives on in a reconstructed form in Gustavsberg near Stockholm, Sweden.

Read the story about Gustavberg here.

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Gustavsberg Annual Plate with Silhuet by Einar Nerman 1976 -49%
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Item no: GEA1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1981 Gustavsberg Congratulations plate, Design: Per Beckman -49%
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Item no: GG1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1987 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
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Item no: GM1987 Year: 1987 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1979 Gustavsberg Stockholmsgillet The statue of Karl XVI Johan at the Water Lock
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Item no: GSG1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1980 Gustavsberg special Christmas plate -70%
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Item no: GSX1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Gustavsberg plate The Nordic Museum 100th Anniversary
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Item no: G1019 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 1 Eagle Owl
Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 1 Eagle Owl
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Item no: GAF01 Measurement: Ø: 24 cm
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Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 13, crayfish
Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 13, crayfish
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Item no: GAF13 Measurement: Ø: 24 cm
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Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 18 Bat -14%
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Item no: GAF18 Measurement: Ø: 24 cm
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1984 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Stig Lindberg -66%
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Item no: GAX1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Gustavsberg Annual Plate with Silhuet by Einar Nerman 1977 -16%
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Item no: GEA1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Annual Plate with Silhuet by Einar Nerman 1979 -16%
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Item no: GEA1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Annual Plate with Silhuet by Einar Nerman 1993 -16%
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Gustavsberg Gratulations plate 1972, Design: Per Beckman -83%
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Item no: GG1972 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Gratulations plate 1973, Design: Per Beckman -77%
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Item no: GG1973 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Tile with Summer Girl in the series "Summer in Sweden" Pia Ronndahl -49%
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Item no: GKS03 Measurement: W: 15 cm x D: 15 cm
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1976 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate -34%
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Item no: GM1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1982 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
1982 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
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Item no: GM1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1983 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
1983 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
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Item no: GM1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1988 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
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Item no: GM1988 Year: 1988 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1973 Gustavsberg Stockholmsgillet The Christmas Market at Stortorget
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Item no: GSG1973 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1977 Gustavsberg Stockholmsgillet Royal Sledge Trip in the Castle Hills with Gold Stars
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Item no: GSG1977-G Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1977 Gustavsberg special Christmas plate -76%
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Item no: GSX1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Gustavsberg Crowning of Carl XVI Gustav in 1973
Gustavsberg Crowning of Carl XVI Gustav in 1973
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Item no: G1001 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg, The Royal Swedish Guardsmen 1523-1973
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Item no: G1005 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Inauguration of the Bridge to Öland in 1972 -49%
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Item no: G1007 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Relief Commemorative Plate, Sweden's King Gustav d. VI Adolf 1882-1973 -49%
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Item no: G1009 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Immigrants 2, The Immigrants,  design Stig Jonson
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Item no: G1011 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Immigrants 4, The American Letter,  design Stig Jonson -54%
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Item no: G1013 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 5, otter -40%
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Item no: GAF05 Measurement: Ø: 24 cm
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Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 6. Eagle -13%
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Item no: GAF06 Measurement: Ø: 24 cm
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Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 10 Nightjar -63%
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Gustavsberg Endangered Species No. 14 Woodpecker
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Item no: GAF14 Measurement: Ø: 24 cm
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1972 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Sven Jonson -67%
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Item no: GAX1972 Year: 1972 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1978 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Sven Jonson
1978 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Sven Jonson
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Item no: GAX1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1981 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Stig Lindberg -75%
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Item no: GAX1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1982 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Stig Lindberg -66%
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1983 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Stig Lindberg -64%
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1989 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Paul Hoff -80%
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Item no: GAX1989 Year: 1989 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1991 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Paul Hoff -75%
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Item no: GAX1991 Year: 1991 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1992 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Paul Hoff -77%
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Item no: GAX1992 Year: 1992 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1993 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Pia Rönndahl -60%
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Item no: GAX1993 Year: 1993 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Gustavsberg Annual Plate with Silhuet by Einar Nerman 1980 -16%
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Item no: GEA1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Annual Plate with Silhuet by Einar Nerman 1982 -16%
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Item no: GEA1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Annual Plate with Silhuet by Einar Nerman 1983
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Item no: GEA1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Gustavsberg Gratulations plate 1975, Design: Per Beckman -77%
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Item no: GG1975 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1977 Gustavsberg Congratulations plate, Design: Per Beckman -66%
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Item no: GG1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1978 Gustavsberg Congratulations plate, Design: Per Beckman -66%
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Item no: GG1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1979 Gustavsberg Congratulations plate, Design: Per Beckman -49%
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Item no: GG1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1981 Gustavsberg Art Christmas plate, The Flight to Egypt
1981 Gustavsberg Art Christmas plate, The Flight to Egypt
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Item no: GK1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 25 cm
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1977 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
1977 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
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1977 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day pla...
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Item no: GM1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1978 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
1978 Gustavsberg Mother´s Day plate
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Item no: GM1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1976 Gustavsberg Stockholmsgillet Ice Rink at Humlegården
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Item no: GSG1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1981 Gustavsberg Stockholmsgillet View to Stockholm Castle with Gold Stars
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Item no: GSG1981-G Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1981 Gustavsberg special Christmas plate -70%
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Item no: GSX1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1985 Gustavsberg special Christmas plate -49%
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Item no: GSX1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1986 Gustavsberg special Christmas plate -49%
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Item no: GSX1986 Year: 1986 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Gustavsberg Växjö plate no. 3
Gustavsberg Växjö plate no. 3
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Item no: GV03 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Complete Centerpiece  made of Gustavsberg Plates, -51%
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Item no: 8997 Measurement: H: 37 cm x Ø: 22 cm
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Complete Centerpiece  made of Gustavsberg Plates, -54%
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The story of Gustavsberg

Gustavsberg started producing porcelain in 1825, but the name and the ceramic production in the area is much older.

As early as the 1600's Gustav Gabrielsson Oxenstierna and his wife Marie de la Gardie set up a clay pit at Farsta vig, which would later be renamed Gustavsberg after him. The Gustavsberg area is today an urban area in the archipelago of Stockholm.

Gustavsberg logo

In 1825 the clay pit was closed and in stead permission was given to build a factory for the production of porcelain. In the mid 1800's the English method was adopted and this was marked by the introduction of the anchor brand in 1839, which can still be found on products from Gustavsberg.


In 1864 Gustavsberg was one of the first factory outside of England to introduce bone china.

Important leaders

The most important leader of Gustavsberg was Wilhelm Odelsberg, who was at the factory from 1869 until his death in 1924. He was the son-in-law of the first owner Samuel Godenius.

In 1870 the production of the Swedish blue flower service began. This is not identical to the Danish service, but has a decoration as shown on the picture. The production of this service ended in 2006.

The service has come to be viewed as the archetype of Swedish services like the seagull service from Bing & Grondahl in Denmark.

Gustavsberg Artist Christmas plate Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

The factory grew fast under the leadership of Wilhelm Odelsberg and in the 1890's the factory had 900 employees, which was a tripling since the 1860's. In 1902 he even succeeded in making Gustavsberg into a separate muncipality from Värmdö muncipality.

The factory was electrified in the 1890's with its own powerplant.

In 1895 Gunnar Wenneberg was employeed as artistic director and he renewed the selection with flower patterns based on the Swedish flora. Three of the patterns "Gunnar", "Mistel" and "Liljekonvalj" is still part of Gustavsberg's selection.

Gustavsberg kunstjuleplatte Jomfru Maria med Jesusbarnet

Good conditions for the workers and new products

The Odelsberg family where forerunners in improving the conditions of the workers, which led to a labor union not being set up in Gustavsberg until 1919 almost a generation later than in the rest of Sweden.

The Odelsberg period ended in 1937, when the family sold to Kooperativa Förbundet (KF), which is a Swedish union of consumer co-operatives. KF was at the time the largest customer of Gustavsberg.

In 1939 the production of sanitary porcelain started and a few years later production of plastic also began. In 1947 the first Gustavsberg bathtub was made and from 1948 the production started. The bathtub was a result of a collaboration between Gustavsberg and the American automotive industry. It was innovative in that it was a form pressed plate bathtub that was lighter and easier to work with than cast iron bathtubs, which were the norm. The bathtub became a great success and fast came to dominate the market.

The post-war period was a growth period for Gustavsberg and in 1969 the company had the kitchen porcelain factory, the sanitary porcelain factory, the bathtub factory and the plastic factory. At that time there were 2058 employees.

The first Gustavsberg plates

In 1971 Gustavsberg started producing Christmas plates and in 1973 another series began making two series of Gustavsberg Christmas plates; the first that ran from 1971 to 1998 had motifs of Christmas decorations and later people and animals and the other that ran from 1973 to 1986 and showed more traditional Christmas motifs. Aside from these there were a small series of two plates showing the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus and the Fligth to Egypt.

Gustavsberg Artist Christmas plate The Flight to Egypt

Furthermore Gustavsberg produced a series of annual plates by the artist Einar Nerman in support of the Psoriasis union. This series ran from 1976 to 1993 and consistes of silhuets in white on a blue background.

Gustavsberg also produced mother's day plates with flower motifs between 1977 and 1988.

A beautiful series with endangered species was also produced with the animals in golden silhuets on white plates.

Finally Gustavsberg also produced a number of memorial and jubilee plates for the Swedish monarchy and other occasions.

Gustavsberg Kunstjuleplatte Flugten til Ægypten

Challenges on the market

The period saw hard times for Gustavsberg, however. The competition from cheap imported porcelain became ever greater and the porcelain production was maintained through support from the economically strong sanitary division. In the end even the sanitary and bathtub division started to struggle.

This all led to KF splitting up Gustavsberg in the four divisions in 1987. The bathtub production, which had once been such a success was completely closed in 1992. The kitchen porcelain factory was sold to Finnish Wärtsilä, who also owned Rorstrand and Arabia, in 1987. The plastic factory was sold and the name disappeared. The sanitary factory was also sold in 1987 and finally ended up being owned by Villeroy & Boch, who had problems with the costs of running the factory and in 2003 the production started to be moved to Romania and later in 2014 the last parts of Gustavsberg sanitation was closed in Sweden. Gustavsberg continues as part of Villeroy & Boch with production outside of Sweden.

Part of Wärtsilä went bankrupt in 1989 and Gustavsberg was sold of along with Rorstrand and Arabia to the Hackman Group. Hackman moved the production of Gustavsberg to Rorstrand's factories in Lidköping and thus closed the production of Gustavsberg in the area leading to great commotion among the populace of the area. This led to Värmdö Municipality reaching an agreement with Hackman leading to the establishment of a publicly supported company being established to continue the production of Gustavsberg porcelain in the municipality.

Thus the production of Gustavsberg porcelain returned to Gustavsberg again in 1994, but it was reduced to a much smaller scale. Afterwards production of many of the older Gustavsberg services was resumed.

The reformed Gustavsberg was successful in setting up the new production and many new services has since been introduced and the new Gustavsberg has become purveyor to the royal court of Sweden. Gustavsberg porcelain is an excellent example of a fabrication that has succeeded in being maintain at its place of origin.

If you can read Swedish you can find more about Gustavsberg at their homepage.

Gustavsberg endangered animals

Gustavsberg endangered animals

Gustavsberg endangered animals