Superb Rosenthal Art Deco nude “Looking Out”. 

Model # 1603

Rare porcelain figure with a biscuit finish.

Modelled by German sculptor Rudolf Kaesbach and only produced 1938-56.

Signed R.Kaesbach

Marked with the green Rosenthal Germany Kunstabteilung Selb to base; dated 1949.

Stands  25 cm high.

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the porcelain, checked with UV light.

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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.

Rudolf Kaesbach ( 1873 – 1955 )

German sculptor who studied at the Academies in Hanau, Paris and Brussels. Returned to Berlin in 1904 and initially sculpted life-size marble figures. He increasingly concentrated on the female nudes and chose motifs from mythology. He was represented at the great German Art Exhibitions 1939-1943 and his artworks can be found in the house of German Art in Munich. 

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