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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
Large Set 62 Pcs Fortuna Rosenthal Stemware
By Rosenthal, Elsa Fischer-Treyden
Located in New York, NY
Incredible 62 piece set of Fortuna glasses, designed by Elsa Fischer - Treyden for Rosenthal, circa 1960's. It would be hard to find a more chic set of drinking glasses, and impossib...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

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Glass, Art Glass

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

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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 Rosenthal Studio-Line case. The case h...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Steel

Meissen Porcelain Bowl with Rose Design
By Rosenthal, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen Porcelain bowl with rose design. Measures 22,5cm x 15cm and is in good condition.       
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

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Porcelain

Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal Flatware, Extensive 92 Piece Set
By Rosenthal, Tapio Wirkkala
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

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Stainless Steel

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 ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

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Porcelain

Meissen Plate with Flower Decoration and Gold
By Rosenthal, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen plate with flower decoration and gold. Measures 28.5 cm / 11 7/32 in.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

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Porcelain

Fornasetti for Rosenthal Porcelain Gilded Medusa Desert and or Salad Plates
By Rosenthal, Fornasetti
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

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Gold

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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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Soup Plate with Rose Design
By Rosenthal, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen Porcelain soup plate with rose design. Measures 23,5cm and is in good condition.   
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Lunch Plate with Flower Design
By Meissen Porcelain, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen Porcelain lunch plate with flower design. Measures 21,2cm and is in good condition.   
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Deep Plate with Flower Design
By Meissen Porcelain, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen Porcelain deep plate with flower design. Measures 23cm and is in good condition.   
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Studio Line Scenario Barbara Brenner Dinnerware Porcelain Memphis Era
By Rosenthal, Barbara Brenner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rosenthal Studio Line Scenario Barbara Brenner dinnerware porcelain Memphis Era. Rare "Scenario-Metropol" collection, 1990. Set includes three dinner plates (10.75" diameter), three ...
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Rosenthal Tableware

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Porcelain

Meissen Blue Onion Pattern Dish
By Meissen Porcelain, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen blue onion pattern dish. Measures 14cm and is in good condition.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Studio Line Flash Salt and Pepper Pots Cruet Set by Dorothy Hafner
By Dorothy Hafner, Rosenthal
Located in Rome, IT
This is a beautiful salt and pepper cruet set by Rosenthal Studio Line, part of the 'Flash' range designed by Dorothy Hafner, circa 1980. A great 1980s Postmodern / Memphis style ...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Rosenthal Tableware

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Ceramic

Rosenthal Bjorn Wiinblad Sugar Bowl on Foot
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rosenthal Bjorn Wiinblad designed sugar bowl on foot. White with grey pattern. Measure: 8.5 x 10 cm.  
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20th Century 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

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Bowl with Lid
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 bowl with lid. Measures 30 cm / 11 13/16 in. x 19 cm / 7 31/64 in.        
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal "Donatello" Marmelade Jar with Lid
By Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rosenthal "Donatello" Marmelade jar with lid. Measures: 7.5 x 11 cm (2 61/64" x 4 21/64"). In good condition.       
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Round Dish
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 round dish. Measures 32.5 cm / 12 51/64 in.    
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Dessert Plate
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze studioline 3620 dessert plate. Measures 22 cm / 8 21/32 in.      
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Donatello Blue Cherry Coffee Pot
By Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rosenthal Donatello blue cherry coffee pot. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in.   
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Cup in over Glaze with Mythological Scenery
By Meissen Porcelain, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen Porcelain cup in over glaze with mythological scenery. Depicted a munk pouring water into a basin from a jar with a lion head motive. Also a running youngster with hoof forme...
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Bowl
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 bowl. Measures 11.5 cm / 4 17/64 in. x 23.5 cm / 9 1/4 in. diameter.     
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Butter Dish
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 butter dish. Measures 11 cm / 4 21/64 in. x 19 cm / 7 31/64 in.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Bowl
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze studioline 3620 bowl. Measures 6.5 cm / 2 9/16 in. x 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. diameter.   
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal 'Siena Brown' Soup Bowl with Underplate
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal 'Siena Brown' soup bowl with underplate. We have more in stock Measurements Bowl 13 cm diameter. 5.2 cm Height. Underplate 19.3 cm diameter.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Bowl with Lid
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 bowl with lid. Measures 26 cm / 10 15/64 in. x 14 cm / 5 33/64 in.       
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Bowl
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 bowl. Measures 9.5 cm / 3 4/64 in. x 20 cm / 7 7/8 in. diameter.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Egg Cup
By Bjorn Wiinblad, Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 egg cup. Measures 7.5 cm / 2 61/64 in.   
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Oval Dish
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 oval dish. Measures 33.5 cm / 13 3/16 in. x 23.5 cm / 9 1/4 in.   
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Oval Dish
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze studioline 3620 oval dish. Measures 29 cm / 11 27/64 in. x 20 cm / 7 7/8 in.     
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Oval Dish
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 oval dish. Measures 38 cm / 14 61/64 in. x 26.5 cm / 10 7/16 in.    
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Art Nouveau Lidded Dish with Landscape Motif
By Rosenthal
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rosenthal Art Nouveau lidded dish with landscape motif. Measures 13,5cm x 9,8cm and is in perfect condition.  
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20th Century Art Nouveau Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Gravy Boat
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Gravy Boat. Measures 8 cm / 3 5/32 in. x 17 cm / 6 11/16 in.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Bowl
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 bowl. Measures 10.5 cm / 4 9/64 in. x 22 cm / 8 21/32 in. diameter.    
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Saucer with Puttier
By Rosenthal, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Meissen Porcelain saucer with puttier. Measures 13,5cm and is in good condition, with a little gold wear on the rim.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Oval Dish
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bjorn Wiinblad/Rosenthal Romanze Studioline 3620 Oval Dish. Measures 39 cm / 15 23/64 in. x 23 cm / 9 1/16 in.  
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20th Century Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Carving Set Figural Head Handles
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa mid-century vintage Rosenthal carving set of Bjorn Windblad design. Vibrant colors. Porcelain handles. Figural design. 13.00 Inches long. Made in Germany. Please note of wear c...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

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

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-white backdrop really stand o...
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Early 1900s American Antique Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rosenthal Coffee Service for 6 People
By Rosenthal
Located in Chorzów, PL
Coffee service for 6 people Rosenthal Helena collection Dimensions: Cup height 5 cm, diameter 10 cm Stand Wed 14.5 cm Plate Wed 20 cm Plate width 27 cm, depth 12.5 c...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Asymmetria Stainless Flatware by Rosenthal Place Setting for 10 58 Pieces
By Rosenthal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Asymmetria stainless flatware by Rosenthal place setting for 10. Very rare pattern. Handles have gold accent. In very good condition shows very little wear and use 10 dinner fork...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rosenthal Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rosenthal tableware for sale on 1stDibs

Rosenthal tableware is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Rosenthal collection of tableware, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 57 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Rosenthal's original tableware was created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. Many customers also consider tableware by and n. Rosenthal tableware prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $21 and tops out at $5,800, while pieces like these can sell for $13 on average.

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