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The pottery was established in Waldsassen in 1866 by Johann Mathäus Riess who gained experienced in the C.M. Hutschenreuther factory. He died a year later and the business was taken over by his son Johann Riess. New owner started in 1875 production of porcelain.

The factory fell into financial trouble and in 1884 was sold to Wilhelm Schreider. Already in 1885 it was sold again. This time new owners were Max Jena, Ernst Ploß and Oskar Bareuther. New name of the company was Porzellanfabrik Jena, Bareuther & Co. As Max Jena left the business in 1887 it was renamed again and till 1904 operated under the name Porzellanfabrik Bareuther & Co.

At the turn of the century the factory gained an excellent reputation. In 1904 the factory was transformed into a joint-stock company. In 1930 employing some 700 workers. Unfortunately it was almost completely demolished during the WWII. Despite this, they hired a large part of Porzellanfabrik Königszelt A.G. employees, who were forced to leave Silesia as the region was declared Polish. In 1949 the factory was fully operational.

In 1969 they merged with Gareis, Kühnl & Cie. and continued production as Porzellanfabrik Waldsassen Bareuther & Co. A.G. As most of German porcelain producers, in 1980s and 1990s the factory had to compete with cheaper foreign production. In 1994 they filed for bankruptcy.

Bareuther Waldsassen mark
1970 - 1993 green mark Bareuther WALDSASSEN BAVARIA-GERMANY  
Porzellanfabrik Waldsassen Bareuther & Co. mark
Porzellanfabrik Waldsassen Bareuther & Co.PBWC mark used in 1920s  
Bareuther Bavaria mark
1956 - 1960 Bareuther Bavaria mark
Bareuther Bavaria Germany mark
1986- 1993 Bareuther Bavaria Germany mark
Anniversary Bareuther Waldsassen mark
1966 100 anniversary Bareuther Waldsassen mark
Bareuther Echt Cobalt mark
1970 - 1993 mark used on cobalt painted wares Bareuther Waldsassen Bavaria-Germany ECHT COBALT mark  
1982 - 1993 Bareuther mark
1982 - 1993 mark Bareuther Waldsassen Bavaria
Bareuther Bavaria mark
Bareuther Bavaria 1931 - 1950 mark 
Bareuther Indischblau mark
Bareuther Indischblau 1975 - 1993 mark Bareuther Indischblau Bavaria Germany Unterglasur
Bareuther 1920-1945 mark
Bareuther 1920 - 1945 mark
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