In the heart of France, Pillivuyt (pronounced "Pilly-VWHEAT") has been a symbol of high quality since 1818. Founded by Charles Pillivuyt in the Berry region, an area renowned for exquisite porcelain and Sancerre wine, Pillivuyt has provided dinnerware for such exclusive clientele as the royal courts of the Netherlands and Egypt. Recognized worldwide, it maintains a tradition of excellence and is still one of the only porcelain manufacturers to create its own base.
Suitable for use when entertaining or for everyday meals, this versatile collection combines classic forms with modern utility. Pillivuyt is thermal and shock resistant; the oven- and flame-proof dishes can go straight from the deep-freezer to the oven. Since porcelain is a good conductor of heat, it evenly distributes oven temperatures, allowing for perfectly cooked dishes. Pillivuyt can also go in the dishwasher and the microwave. It does not contain lead or cadmium and its smooth, practically nonstick finish will not stain or absorb odors. A favorite of great chefs everywhere, Pillivuyt porcelain is easy to clean and resists chipping. The hard glaze will not crack or discolor and it is nonporous.