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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Rosenthal Porcelain Raymond Loewy Dinnerware 42pc.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Porcelain Raymond Loewy Dinnerware 42pc.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1005 Bids
Rosenthal Versace Barocco Espresso Cup and Saucer
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Versace Barocco Espresso Cup and Saucer
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1004 Bids
Rosenthal Versace "Le Jardin De Versace" Porcelain Vase
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Rosenthal Versace "Le Jardin De Versace" Porcelain Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$753 Bids
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Plate Cup Bell 12p LOT
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Plate Cup Bell 12p LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2003 Bids
DOROTHY HAFNER FOR ROSENTHAL "FLASH" PORCELAIN
Nov 29, 11:00 AM EST
DOROTHY HAFNER FOR ROSENTHAL "FLASH" PORCELAIN
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$703 Bids
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Vanity Service 6pc.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Vanity Service 6pc.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Medusa Service 5pc.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Medusa Service 5pc.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Versace for Rosenthal "L'Ange Gabriel" Plate, 1995
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Versace for Rosenthal "L'Ange Gabriel" Plate, 1995
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
Rosenthal Figurine 206 "Empire Dancer"
Dec 18, 11:45 AM EST
Rosenthal Figurine 206 "Empire Dancer"
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $170- $220
$1201 Bid
Lot of Ceramics, 2 Coalport Bowls, Vase AND 3 Rosenthal "Bags"
Dec 06, 5:00 PM EST
Lot of Ceramics, 2 Coalport Bowls, Vase AND 3 Rosenthal "Bags"
by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Rosenthal Porcelain Jardin de Versace Service 5pc.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Porcelain Jardin de Versace Service 5pc.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Tresors Service 5pc.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Tresors Service 5pc.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
BJORN WIINBLAD ROSENTHAL CRYSTAL CHRISTMAS PLATE 1980
Dec 02, 12:00 PM EST
BJORN WIINBLAD ROSENTHAL CRYSTAL CHRISTMAS PLATE 1980
by Converse Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
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DOROTHY HAFNER "FLASH" SERVING BOWL FOR ROSENTHAL
Dec 11, 12:00 PM CST
DOROTHY HAFNER "FLASH" SERVING BOWL FOR ROSENTHAL
by Lewis & Maese Auction Company
Est: $100- $200
$51 Bid
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ROSENTHAL MARIA PORCELAIN DINNERWARE
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
ROSENTHAL MARIA PORCELAIN DINNERWARE
by Litchfield Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Vogeler, Heinrich (1872 Bremen 1942)
Dec 08, 2:00 PM CET
Vogeler, Heinrich (1872 Bremen 1942)
by Dannenberg
Est: €80- €96
€801 Bid
Rosenthal coffee set, 20th c., 32 pieces.
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Rosenthal coffee set, 20th c., 32 pieces.
by Auktionshaus Wersching
Est: €0- €0
€1501 Bid
Two Versace Porcelain Plates
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Two Versace Porcelain Plates
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Primavera Service 5pc.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Primavera Service 5pc.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Barocco Service 6pc.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Barocco Service 6pc.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
(12) ROSENTHAL BLUE & GOLD AESTHETIC PLATES
Dec 06, 11:00 AM EST
(12) ROSENTHAL BLUE & GOLD AESTHETIC PLATES
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$501 Bid
Rosenthal 2 Teilservice.
Dec 16, 10:00 AM CET
Rosenthal 2 Teilservice.
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
41-TEILIGES KAFFEESERVICE, VICTOR VASARELY & AMBROGIO POZZI, ROSENTHAL FORM 'DUO', DEKOR 'MANIPUR'
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
41-TEILIGES KAFFEESERVICE, VICTOR VASARELY & AMBROGIO POZZI, ROSENTHAL FORM 'DUO', DEKOR 'MANIPUR'
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids

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Dannenberg

Dannenberg

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