Porcelain set "Tete -a-tete", Rosenthal, Germany.
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Porcelain Empire Filippa Rosenthal Rosenthal reigns in the European market for over 130 years. The founder of the Empire, he came from a family of German merchant of porcelain. But you can not say that Philip Rosenthal just followed in the footsteps of his father. At 17 he left a prosperous family and went to a distant and long journey to America. There he had worked as a delivery boy, and Elevator operator, and busboy. Working in firm dealing with import, he quickly made a career and returned to Germany as its representative for the procurement of porcelain and glass. Travel beneficial impact on creative young man. In parallel, he begins to engage with artists painting purchased porcelain.
This began the Foundation of the famous porcelain company Rosenthal, which is located in part of the castle Raitenbach. Philip Rosenthal was at that time 24 years old, and with all the young zeal he set to work. He started with one artist, but soon their number increased to 20, although often for the payment of the salary he had at the end of the week to borrow money.
The founding date of the company Rosenthal AG is considered to be 1879, when two brothers, Max and Philip Rosenthal acquired part of the premises of the castle and there equipped a workshop for porcelain painting. Already in 1883 there were 80 people working. Soon the rapidly growing workshop is getting crowded in this room and she moved in Selb. Since the entire story unfolds in one of the centers of German porcelain production – Salbe Selb, find here high-quality porcelain for painting was not difficult. Rosenthal took the dough from the other budding and successful porcelain manufacturer Hutschenreuther Hutchenrider. Rosenthal soon began to produce their own porcelain. From the beginning of the style typical of Rosenthal creativity, originality, adherence to the basic modern trends, or very creative interpretation of old forms.In very good vintage condition.