There are a number of very popular pottery companies that have been producing quality work for over 100 years and Pfaltzgraff Pottery is one of the foremost. The company has become renowned for the vast range of quality stoneware that it has produced and is still in the process of creating. Many people seek the company’s work out and this is not surprising when you use any of the products created by the company.
The following are among the most popular designs that have been offered by Pfaltzgraff. Below we have listed the 16-piece dinnerware sets in a variety of styles and patterns that show off all of the attributes that have made the company among the most popular in households around the world.
A 16-piece dinnerware set from Pfaltzgraff consists of dinner plates, salad plates, soup/cereal bowls and mugs. It is a setting for 4.
This is a beautifully understated winter pattern that features a green stripe around the edge of each piece with holly berries and branches for decoration. It has an embossed filigree pattern in white.
Pfaltzgraff Painted Poppies
This is a far bolder pattern with a striking poppy design that jumps out from the plates. A grey band around the bowl is slightly more understated while the mugs feature a cream exterior and brown inside.
Pfaltzgraff Garden Blossom
This is a beautiful set of dinnerware with an exquisite colorful pattern that stands out, particularly the salad plates. The splashes of red and blue flowers around the edge with the leaf design work nicely with the bands bordering either side.
Pfaltzgraff Aria Red
This is an understated design that has a deep rich red rim around the plates and bowls and a thick cream center to give it an elegant feel. This design features a reactive glaze so there will be subtle differences from one item to the next.
Pfaltzgraff Mesa Stripe
Here is a beautifully rustic design that will introduce lovely earth tones to the table through the colors used in the reactive glaze around the edges of the plates. There is definitely a warmth to the tones that are used and will remind you strongly of the beauty of the desert at dawn and dusk.
Pfaltzgraff Bailey Rose
The sudden splashes of red flowers that are on display in the design of this classic dinnerware set ensure that it will be a noticeable addition to the table. It is bright and vivid and will warm the table just by the presence of the full setting being laid out.
Pfaltzgraff Everyday Palm
Get the tropical island feel with the palm tree design of this style of dinner set. This is a simple stoneware dinner setting that has been designed to be used every day. The azure water representation behind the swaying palms and the very reasonable price level that it has been set at makes this the perfect casual dinner set.
One of the more strikingly elegant designs in the Pfaltzgraff range the Scarlett features handpainted artwork with the centerpiece being the scarlett flower depicted on each item. The vibrant colors of the flowers stand out even more starkly thanks to the neutral background on which it is placed.
This is the classic elegant dinner set design that is perfect for all occasions from the important events to Sunday dinners. The plain white setting has been decorated with an embossed pattern of arches that run around the rims of the plates and decorate the exterior of the mug.
Pfaltzgraff Herbal Garden
This is a fresh looking design that highlights the natural beauty of flowering herbs. The edges of the plates are adorned with sprigs of leaves and flowers and each item is rimmed with a thin red line. The designs are beautifully hand painted and the colors are pleasing to the eye.
Pfaltzgraff Rustic Leaves
The Rustic Leaves design is a very attractive take on the natural beauty of leaves in fall. The rims of the plates and bow plus the top quarter of the mug are given a subtle grey shade. This is a design that will look good in most modern table settings in either casual or sophisticated dining.
Pfaltzgraff Represents Good Quality
The quality of the pieces cannot be undersold but of equal importance is the vast range of patterns that have been produced in the creation of each collection. Everyone is swayed by the appearance of various pieces of pottery and the glazes and decorative painted effects are particularly important for many people when coming to a decision over what set to buy.
When it comes to Pfaltzgraff dinnerware sets, the selection has been enormous over the years. As with other manufacturers of large quantities of fine pottery the collections that have been released eventually become discontinued. The nature of fashion trends have a lot to do with this as older styles become less popular and demand drops off. These older collections are replaced with newer, more modern collections.
The problem with discontinued collections comes when a piece is broken and it becomes necessary to find a replacement. Fortunately, there are still quite a lot of sources where it is possible to find these older pottery pieces.
Here are a few examples of some popular patterns:
In order to successfully replace a broken plate, bowl or platter is to know the name of the collection that you own. Every Pfaltzgraff dinnerware collection has been given a name and so it is possible to equate a name with a particular Pfaltzgraff pattern.
When trying to determine what pattern you actually own you will have to also remember when you bought your Pfaltzgraff dinnerware set because each pattern was only available during a set period of time.
There are already over 150 different Pfaltzgraff patterns in the stoneware dinnerware collections that include those that are currently available as well as the discontinued patterns.
The following Pfaltzgraff patterns are currently available: Winterberry, Plymouth, Napoli, Villa Della Luna, Pistoulet, Evening Sun, Patio Garden, Naturewood, Tea Rose, Country Cupboard and Ruby. The pieces that you might expect to get in a dinnerware set includes placing for eight people with dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls and mugs or cups comprising most sets.
You can be pretty sure that there will be a Pfaltzgraff patterned dinnerware set that will suit all tastes. For a heavier, more durable ceramic set you should consider the stoneware pottery because it is more durable, it can be glazed in a wide variety of finishes and can be safely used in the microwave and the dishwasher.