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Rosenthal Tableware

German

While the Rosenthal Porcelain Factory grew from humble decorating roots — as many pottery companies do — it eventually built a list of universally revered designer and artist partners that included Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí. And after securing an enviable position as a top manufacturer of serveware and dominating the porcelain and bone china markets, Rosenthal expanded into furniture production, working with influential designers Verner Panton, Luigi Colani and Günther Ferdinand Ris and Herbert Selldorf.

German-born Jewish businessman Philipp Rosenthal founded the company in 1879 in Bavaria. It began as his modest workshop where he painted porcelain and encountered success with porcelain ashtrays. Rosenthal hired the best designers and clay modelers he could find. Adolf Oppel designed figurative Art Nouveau pieces, while Eleonore (Lore) Friedrich-Gronau produced decorative objects, namely her graceful porcelain dancer figurines, for the company.

Dinnerware, though, would be a Rosenthal mainstay. Between 1904 and 1910, Rosenthal produced its renowned dinnerware lines such as Donatello, Darmstadt and Isolde. These were introduced as unornamented white pieces — only later were they given their underglaze designs.

Rosenthal founder Philipp, a Catholic of Jewish ancestry, resigned in 1934 as the company’s president due to pressures owing to discriminatory German laws that took shape during the rise of the Nazi regime. Rosenthal died in 1937, and the family fled to America. The company would not regain its footing until 1950 when Rosenthal’s son, Philip, joined the firm and, in 1958, became chairman and dubbed Germany’s “China King.” At its peak, the company had 10,000 employees.

In the 1950s, Rosenthal’s modernist dinnerware was a significant part of the brand’s offerings, and by 1961 they introduced the famed Rosenthal Studio Line. Although furniture designers and ceramicists would lead the list of individuals working with Rosenthal — among them Tapio Wirkkala, Max Weber and Lisa Larson — the company eventually reached out to fine artists, not only Dalí and Warhol but Sandro Chia and Kenny Scharf. Rosenthal also collaborated with fashion designers Gianni Versace and Donatella Versace.

In a daring move in 1972, the company diversified into furniture, collaborating with some of the giants of mid-century modern design. The revolutionary Sunball chair, an icon of Space Age seating crafted by Selldorf and Ris, was among Rosenthal’s stellar successes in this venture.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Rosenthal ceramics, porcelain, tableware, seating and more.

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Creator: Rosenthal
Rosenthal Versace Home Collection Crystal Treasury Napkin Rings – Set of 12
By Versace Home Collection, Rosenthal
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to present an exquisite set of twelve napkin rings from the renowned Rosenthal for Versace Home Collection. Featuring a striking central motif of the iconic Medu...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Rosenthal Tableware

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Crystal

Rosenthal Form 2000 "Linear" Dinnerware set by Raymond Loewy 54 Pieces
By Rosenthal, Raymond Lowey
Located in Highland, IN
The Form 2000 or "Classic Modern" line of dinnerware designed by Raymond Lowey with Richard Latham in 1954 is elegant and timeless. This 54 pieces set is decorated with the rare "Li...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Design PLUS Flatware, 68 pcs., For 12 Persons, by Wolf Karnagel, 1970s
By Rosenthal
Located in Vienna, AT
A comprehensive set of midcentury flatware / cutlery from the 1970s. Out of the „Design Plus“ line, designed by Wolf Karnagel and executed by Rose...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

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Stainless Steel

Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal Gold Lotus Silhouette Tableware, Service for 8
By Bjørn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal Gold Lotus Silhouette Tableware, Service for 8. Beautiful set of service for 8 includes: 7 Dinner Plates 8 Salad Plates 8...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Wide Gold Trim Dinner Service with 22 Dinner Plates, 56 Pieces Total
By Rosenthal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wonderful porcelain set with a floral scroll 24 karat gilt decorated collar and the salad or dessert plates featuring a central medallion. Made and decorated by the Royal Bavarian ...
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1920s German Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Gold

Eccentrica by Rosenthal Bulgari Sterling Silver Flatware Set 54 pc Modernist Din
By Rosenthal
Located in Big Bend, WI
Scarce Eccentrica by Rosenthal Bulgari modern sterling silver flatware set, 54 pieces. The pieces are large and massively heavy. This set includes: 8 Dinner Knives, 9 7/8" 8 Dinner ...
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage Rosenthal Madeleine 87 Piece Dinner and Tea Set
By Rosenthal
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This is a vintage 87 piece set of Rosenthal Madeline dinnerware and tea set from 1931 in Germany featuring a lively art deco design and a 24k gold rim This set includes: + 12 Dinner...
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1930s German Art Deco Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Tea Service for 6 People
By Rosenthal
Located in Chorzów, PL
Ecri porcelain tea and coffee set by Rosenthal for 6 people from the 1940s, decorated with gold. Manufacture: Philipp Rosenthal & Co. AG (1939-1965) Location: Germany / Bavaria...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal Flatware, Extensive 92 Piece Set
By Tapio Wirkkala, Rosenthal
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modernist stainless steel flatware set, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal, Austria, circa 1963. This is a large set containing 92 pieces total. They are constructed of dishwas...
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Sterling and Porcelain Salt Shakers
By Rosenthal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A hand painted moss-rose pattern decorates these delicate salt shakers, both around the belly and neck. Deep shades of green and red against the antique-wh...
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Early 1900s American Antique Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Romance, Bijorn Windblad Rosenthal Silverplate Flatware for 12 with Case 79 Pcs
By Bijorn Winblad, Rosenthal
Located in St. Louis, MO
Romance by Bijorn Windblad for Rosenthal Studio-Linie Mid-Century Modern silver plate flatware for 12 with service pieces in original modernist Rosenth...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Steel

Fornasetti for Rosenthal Porcelain Gilded Medusa Desert or Salad Plates Vintage
By Fornasetti, Rosenthal
Located in North Miami, FL
This set of 4 vintage classic porcelain plates are a collaboration between Fornasetti and Rosenthal. They have the 3 medusas on top centering the sun motif between the sun’s rays and...
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1950s German Classical Roman Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Gold

Black by Rosenthal Sterling Silver and Porcelain Flatware Service Set 50 Pcs
By Rosenthal
Located in Big Bend, WI
Variation black by Rosenthal sterling silver and porcelain handle dinner flatware set - 50 pieces. This set includes: Ten dinner knives, 8 1/4", ten dinner forks, 7 7/8", 10 sala...
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rosenthal "Athenia" Dinner Service
By Rosenthal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish (63 piece set) Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal china service dates to the 1950s-1960s. The pattern is "Athenia" which has a taupe/putty colored Greek key-border on a white ground. Place setting for eight and serving pieces: One oval platter 15 1/5 width x 11" depth. One celery dish...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

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Scandinavian Modern Napkin Ring Holders in Brass, Set of 8
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Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal. Pink "Lotus" Porcelain Coffee Service for 12 P
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Mushroom Handpainted in Italy Dinner Plate
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Coffee Dessert Service by Rosenthal Bjorn Wiinblad 24-Karat Plated, 1980
By Rosenthal, Bjørn Wiinblad
Located in Bronx, NY
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Chippendale by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 68 Pcs Dinner
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
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Rosenthal Continental Crown Jewel China Dining Set, 34 Pieces
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NEW Versace Home Jungle Collection Tray
By Versace Home Collection
Located in Madrid, ES
NEW Versace Home Jungle Collection Tray Brand new tray in original Versace packaging and certificate of authenticity Bring epic Italian glamour to yo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rosenthal Tableware

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Modernist Design Sterling Silver Coffee Pot Hallmarked in 1976 by J. J. Roberts
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1976 by Jeremy John Roberts, this very handsome, Sterling Silver Coffee Pot or Water Jug, is plain in style, and features a wooden handle and thumbpiece. The ...
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Sterling Silver Flatware Set / 80 Pieces
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Rosenthal Porcelain "Sans Souci" Service for 12
By Rosenthal
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11-Piece Set Crystal Champagne Glasses - Rosenthal Magic Flute
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Raymond Loewy for Rosenthal China Set Taupe Band Pattern 106 pieces
By Rosenthal, Raymond Loewy
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large 106 Piece Set of Modernist "Taupe Band" Pattern China, designed by Raymond Loewy for Rosenthal, German, circa 1950s. The set contains: 12 dinner plates, 9.75" diameter. 12 large soup bowls, 8.75" diameter. 11 lunch plates, 7.5" diameter. 12 bread plates, 6" diameter. 12 dessert bowls, 5" diameter. 16 tea cups, and 21 saucers. 1 gravy boat. Large serving bowl, 10.25" diameter. Pair of oblong plates, 9.75"W. Medium oblong platter, 13"W. Large oblong platter, 15.5"W. Two sugar bowls, one with lid. Creamer. Serving bowl with lid...
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Tapio Wirkkala Rosenthal Germany Studio-Linie White Polygon Bowls, Set of Six
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An all white set of six 16 sided porcelain fruit bowls known as the Polygon pattern designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal Germany's Studio Line collection.
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Large Set 62 Pcs Fortuna Rosenthal Stemware
By Rosenthal, Elsa Fischer-Treyden
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Rosenthal Form 2000 White Pattern Dinnerware - Raymond Loewy Set 70 Pcs Germany
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Located in Miami, FL
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Rosenthal Germany Continental Chippendale 1930's Coffee Set, 29 Piece
By Rosenthal
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Raymond Loewy Set of Dishes Classic Rose/ 74 Pieces Rosenthal, Germany
By Raymond Loewy, Rosenthal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Raymond Loewy Classic Rose by Rosenthal, Germany. Really nice large set ready to use! Set really looks unused! Set consists of 12 dinner plates 9.75 across 14 salad plates 7.5 across...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

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Rosenthal Bavaria Empire Plate
By Rosenthal
Located in Chorzów, PL
A plate marked with Rosenthal Bavaria, Empire model. Preservation condition good - a small crack is visible in the last photo.
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1920s German Empire Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

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Rosenthal Bavaria Empire Plate
Rosenthal Bavaria Empire Plate
H 3.94 in W 6.7 in D 3.94 in
Rosenthal Dinner Set Classic Rose Rosenthal
By Rosenthal
Located in Chorzów, PL
A set of Rosenthal dinner porcelain. Dimensions: Misa: Wed 25 cm Large plate: Wed 26 cm Deep plate: avg. 22 cm Medium plate: 22 cm Small plate: avg. 17 cm Two pl...
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Rosenthal Dinner Set and Coffee Classic Rose Rosenthal
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Rosenthal Dinner Set for 6 People, Sanssouci Collection
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Located in Chorzów, PL
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Rosenthal tableware for sale on 1stDibs.

Rosenthal tableware are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of porcelain and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Rosenthal tableware, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tableware by Rosenthal were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tableware by and Villeroy & Boch. Prices for Rosenthal tableware can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $385 and can go as high as $12,950, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,200.
Questions About Rosenthal Tableware
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify Rosenthal crystal, look for one of the company's maker's marks. The German crystal manufacturer changed their hallmark many times over the years, so you can use an authoritative online reference to determine an approximate manufacturing date. On 1stDibs, find a selection of expertly vetted Rosenthal crystal.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Rosenthal porcelain is made in factories in Selb and Speichersdorf, Germany. Notably, the head of the Bauhaus school, Walter Gropius, designed the factory in Selb. Philipp Rosenthal founded Rosenthal in 1879. On 1stDibs, you can find a selection of Rosenthal porcelain.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. owns Rosenthal china as of January 2022. The Italian company purchased the porcelain manufacturer in 2009. Philipp Rosenthal founded Rosenthal in 1879 in Selb, Bavaria, Germany. You'll find a variety of Rosenthal china on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Rosenthal china is still being produced. Rosenthal was founded in 1979 in Germany with a passion for innovation and design with high-quality materials and hand-painted designs. Shop a collection of authentic Rosenthal goods on 1stDibs.

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