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Rosenthal Pottery

Rosenthal porcelain pieces are objects of true Bavarian beauty. Originating in Selb in the late 19th century, Rosenthal pieces are coveted today for their brilliant patterns and air of elegance.

Phillip Rosenthal Erkersreuth first opened his porcelain painting workshop in 1879 and slowly grew his business into a full-scale production company by 1890. Rosenthal's painted patterns achieved immediate recognition, so much so that Rosenthal experienced ongoing expansion over the closing years of the 19th century and into the early years of the 20th century, expanding his company’s offerings in 1910 into the field of art pottery.

Thanks to Rosenthal's skills in both porcelain production and marketing, the Rosenthal brand enjoyed ongoing acclaim from its clientele, even through the difficult war years. Rosenthal's acclaim continues to this day, with cultured collectors clamoring for a treasured piece of antique Rosenthal porcelain.


Quick Facts

  • While most Rosenthal pieces bear the recognizable mark of a crown inset between crossed batons, Rosenthal's earliest porcelain (produced between 1887 and 1891) bore the mark of an artist's palette with the initials Ph.R. & Co.
  • As a testament to the prestige associated with Rosenthal designs, the famed modernist and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius designed a factory for the company in Amberg, Germany in the late '60s
  • Though Rosenthal patterns are still being created in Bavaria, the Rosenthal company was purchased in 2009 by Sambonet Paderno Industries, an Italian company specializing in kitchenware

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(76) VERSACE FOR ROSENTHAL 'LES TRESORS DE LA MER' DINNER SERVICE
Apr 21, 10:00 AM CDT
(76) VERSACE FOR ROSENTHAL 'LES TRESORS DE LA MER' DINNER SERVICE
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $5,000- $10,000
$3,2502 Bids
(3) Bjorn Wiinblad Rosenthal Decorative Chargers
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
(3) Bjorn Wiinblad Rosenthal Decorative Chargers
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Rosenthal Versace "Primavera" Porcelain Vase
Apr 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Rosenthal Versace "Primavera" Porcelain Vase
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$502 Bids
Versace by Rosenthal Porcelain Marqueterie Platter
May 14, 11:00 AM EDT
Versace by Rosenthal Porcelain Marqueterie Platter
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
Lustiger Marsch (Lena Amstel)
May 03, 10:00 AM CEST
Lustiger Marsch (Lena Amstel)
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€2001 Bid
Rosenthal Andy Warhol Pop Art Sunflower Plates
Apr 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Rosenthal Andy Warhol Pop Art Sunflower Plates
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $50- $15,000
$501 Bid
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16pc Rosenthal Royal Vienna Porcelain Cup and Saucer Set
Apr 18, 2:00 PM EDT
16pc Rosenthal Royal Vienna Porcelain Cup and Saucer Set
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$201 Bid
Twelve black porcelain plates, Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal, '70s
Apr 18, 2:00 PM CEST
Twelve black porcelain plates, Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal, '70s
by Bolli & Romiti s.r.l
Est: €50- €80
€501 Bid
ROSENTHAL PORCELAIN DINNER PLATES RETAILED BY OVINGTON'S Diameter: 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.)
Apr 30, 10:00 AM EDT
ROSENTHAL PORCELAIN DINNER PLATES RETAILED BY OVINGTON'S Diameter: 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.)
by Potomack Company
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
A Rosenthal noire vase, 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) h.
May 01, 9:00 AM PDT
A Rosenthal noire vase, 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) h.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $100- $150
$701 Bid
(10pc) Rosenthal Maria White China Dishware
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
(10pc) Rosenthal Maria White China Dishware
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
(30pc) Rosenthal Maria White China Dishware
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
(30pc) Rosenthal Maria White China Dishware
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
(87pc) Rosenthal Studio-Linie Porcelain Dinnerware
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
(87pc) Rosenthal Studio-Linie Porcelain Dinnerware
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Group of Rosenthal and Hutschenreuther figurines
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Group of Rosenthal and Hutschenreuther figurines
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Rosenthal Versace "Barocco" Porcelain Vase
Apr 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Rosenthal Versace "Barocco" Porcelain Vase
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$251 Bid
Rosenthal Judaica Plate & Ten Commandments Laszlo Ispanky Goebel 1976
Apr 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Rosenthal Judaica Plate & Ten Commandments Laszlo Ispanky Goebel 1976
by Auction by Daum
Est: $60- $80
$300 Bids
GOOD GERMAN PORCELAIN GROUP
Apr 24, 9:00 AM CDT
GOOD GERMAN PORCELAIN GROUP
by Jackson's International
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
Group of 2 Rosenthal Painted Windmill Porcelain Plates
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 2 Rosenthal Painted Windmill Porcelain Plates
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
Konvolut Rosenthal-Porzellan "Björn Wiinblad"
Apr 17, 10:30 AM CEST
Konvolut Rosenthal-Porzellan "Björn Wiinblad"
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €150- €300
€1500 Bids
Art Déco-Figur "Hockende"
Apr 27, 10:30 AM CEST
Art Déco-Figur "Hockende"
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €460- €920
€4500 Bids
Rosenthal Germany Porcelain 16.3 inch Oval Serving Platter in Magic Flute White
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
Rosenthal Germany Porcelain 16.3 inch Oval Serving Platter in Magic Flute White
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
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Rosenthal Porcelain Bjorn Wiinblad Bowl
Apr 18, 2:00 PM EDT
Rosenthal Porcelain Bjorn Wiinblad Bowl
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids

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Auctions at Showplace

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Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden