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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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Rosenthal "Storming Bacchantes" By A. Cassmann
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Rosenthal "Storming Bacchantes" By A. Cassmann
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$2804 Bids
Pair Of Rosenthal Porcelain Figurines
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Pair Of Rosenthal Porcelain Figurines
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$804 Bids
Rosenthal Studio Linie Wiinblad Christmas Plate
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Rosenthal Studio Linie Wiinblad Christmas Plate
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$84 Bids
Rosenthal Bjorn Wiinblad "Eve" Vase
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Rosenthal Bjorn Wiinblad "Eve" Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$803 Bids
(61pc) Rosenthal “White Gold” Pattern Dishware
Oct 30, 10:00 AM MST
(61pc) Rosenthal “White Gold” Pattern Dishware
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$353 Bids
A VINTAGE PORCELAIN SELB FIGURINE OF PIERROT
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
A VINTAGE PORCELAIN SELB FIGURINE OF PIERROT
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$602 Bids
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Reh mit Kitz, Rosenthal, Selb, Entw. Karl Röhring um 1927
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Reh mit Kitz, Rosenthal, Selb, Entw. Karl Röhring um 1927
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€52 Bids
Sitting dachshund puppy, Rosen
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Sitting dachshund puppy, Rosen
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€801 Bid
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Runde Porzellan Brosche "Rosenthal" in Silberfassung 0.835 D- 4,2cm
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Runde Porzellan Brosche "Rosenthal" in Silberfassung 0.835 D- 4,2cm
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
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Rosenthal "Ionische Tänzerin" Entw. Berthold Boehs 1913
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Rosenthal "Ionische Tänzerin" Entw. Berthold Boehs 1913
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
Rosenthal Selb-Bavaria Porcelain Nude Figure
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Rosenthal Selb-Bavaria Porcelain Nude Figure
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$401 Bid
Speiseteller aus einem Tafelservice des iranischen Schah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Philipp Rosenthal & Co, Selb Plössberg 1953-1956.
Nov 12, 4:00 PM CET
Speiseteller aus einem Tafelservice des iranischen Schah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Philipp Rosenthal & Co, Selb Plössberg 1953-1956.
by Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Est: €100- €140
€1001 Bid
Rosenthal Lotus Studio Linie Porcelain Dinnerware
Oct 29, 9:30 AM EDT
Rosenthal Lotus Studio Linie Porcelain Dinnerware
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Rosenthal Stainless Steel MCM Flatware Set
Oct 29, 9:30 AM EDT
Rosenthal Stainless Steel MCM Flatware Set
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $300- $500
$1001 Bid
109 pcs. Rosenthal MCM Blue Porcelain Dinnerware
Oct 29, 9:30 AM EDT
109 pcs. Rosenthal MCM Blue Porcelain Dinnerware
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $200- $300
$501 Bid
Rudolf Marcuse Rosenthal German Porcelain Figurine
Nov 17, 12:00 PM EST
Rudolf Marcuse Rosenthal German Porcelain Figurine
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
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VERSACE x ROSENTHAL Brandy Schwenker.
Nov 13, 3:00 PM CET
VERSACE x ROSENTHAL Brandy Schwenker.
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€1301 Bid
A MIXED LOT OF 14 BOWLS Rosenthal Ivory porcelain
Nov 09, 3:00 PM CET
A MIXED LOT OF 14 BOWLS Rosenthal Ivory porcelain
by Sigalas
Est: €0- €0
€301 Bid
2 vases, Rosenthal, 1960s, porcelain, white, one with
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
2 vases, Rosenthal, 1960s, porcelain, white, one with
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
Four pieces Rosenthal porcelain, studio-linie, Christmas
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
Four pieces Rosenthal porcelain, studio-linie, Christmas
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €150- €300
€1200 Bids

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Historia Auktionshaus

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Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG

Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG