Rosenthal Water Goblets Calice Pattern Discontinued Vintage Barware Set of Seven (7)


The listing is for 7 water goblets in Rosenthal’s Calice pattern. The glasses are in very good vintage condition with no chips or cracks; they still have their original stickers on them. The have the word, “Rosenthal” stamped on each base in white.

The crystal water glasses measure 9.75 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter at its top opening.

Rosenthal China started as a family business in 1879 by Philipp Rosenthal. In 1921 the company took over the Krister Porzellanmanufaktur in Wałbrzych (Silesia). The factory was closed in 1945, but the brand was revived in 1951 and used until 1971.

I thought this part was interesting, “In the period of national socialism, Philipp Rosenthal had to withdraw from the enterprise in 1934 because of his Jewish background. The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board turned against Rosenthal and implemented various measures that prevented him from using his voting shares in order to change the composition of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The Nazi Party was asked for support and sold the voting shares to persons who were not well-disposed towards Rosenthal. However, the Nazi regime did not go directly against Philipp Rosenthal in order not to jeopardize the foreign business of the company. The reasonably covertly concealed Aryans took advantage of the family, and urged Rosenthal's successor to step out of the company. Philipp Rosenthal's death in 1937 finally paved the way for his grandchildren and the anti-Semitic executive committee.” Wikipedia

Rosenthals’ son, Philip, returned from exile in 1950 to run the company.

In 1997, the Rosenthal AG owned 90% of the British-Irish Waterford Wedgwood Group. Rosenthal was the market leader for high-quality porcelain and glassware in Germany and was the world market leader in conjunction with Waterford Wedgwood. In the year 2000, the company took over the Hutschenreuther brand.

In June 2008, the Waterford Wedgwood Group wanted to divest the Rosenthal share package due to liquidity difficulties. The Rosenthal company headquarters remain in Selb under the managing director Pierluigi Coppo.

The Rosenthal Archive, a collection of around 15,000 exhibits from 130 years of company history, were purchased by the Oberfranken Foundation on 12 August 2009 and is provided as a permanent loan to the Porzellanikon, the State Museum of Porcelain in Hohenberg an der Eger, Selb.

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