Leaves Vase

£75.00

An unusual Rosenthal vase; beautiful shape, decorated with gilded leaves.

Marked on base with green Rosenthal factory mark Selb-plossberg Germany; dates to 1950s.

Stands 34.5 cm high

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the ceramic.

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History of the Rosenthal factory

Philipp Rosenthal (1855-1937) began business in Germany in 1884. Initially he purchased white ware from the company Hutschenreuther which was resold door to door after being hand-painted by his wife Maria. In 1891, he established a factory in Asch, Bohemia and began production of his own white ware.

Into the twentieth century and a  more affluent Germany emerged with improved living conditions and a disposable income appeared. Rosenthal spotted the unfilled market and started mass scale production of porcelain aimed at the newly emerging market. In only two generations the family firm expanded into a world class player. With a vision for modern art, freelance artists were employed and the interior decoration business began. In 1910 the art department at Selb was founded employing designers such as Himmelstoss, Karner, Oppel, Holzer-Defanti, Liebermann, Cassmann and many others. The same year the factory won the gold medal for it’s quality porcelain at the world fair Paris. Over the decades other factories were acquired in ceramics, glass, utensils and furniture. It’s top quality porcelain is still admired today for the way they captured their subjects movement, form and liveliness.

Rosenthal Studio-Linedesign oriented, avant gardistic dishes and art-objects made of porcelain

Vases – Rosenthal studio-line:

Since the 60s, famous names have created great art which Rosenthal has immortalised in porcelain. Thereby, numerous beautiful vases have been created for the Rosenthal studio-line. On the one hand, timeless, on the other hand speaking for the design of their time, these objects will delight you, even without flowers.

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