Nude

£230.00

Sitting, a rare Rosenthal bisque figurine of a young girl.

Model # 1643

Modelled by Dorothea Danskin-Schievelbein in 1937.

Printed on base with green Rosenthal Germany factory mark

1st quality

Sits 18cm high

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the porcelain, check with UV light for repairs..

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In stock

Description

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.

Dorothea Danskin-Schievelbein (1906-1963)

Schievelbein lived in Germany and was known as an active Sculptor, especially noted for her models of young female nudes.

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