Rosenthal was founded in 1879 in Selb, Bavaria, Germany, by Philipp Rosenthal. The company initially started as a small decorating business.

The marks of Rosenthal porcelain are quite diverse.
Below, I introduce some from my collection.

In 2000: Merged with Hutschenreuther and Wedgwood Group.

Official Web:

Old Rosenthal Marks





These marks used c.1900




1946 ~ 49





"U.S. Zone" : Manufactured or distributed in Germany between 1946 and 1949

You can see a dot or another symbol around the mark, from which you can estimate the specific date of manufacture.
Rosenthal used dots, chevrons and dashes to mark the date of manufacture.

Rosenthal Ivory Marks

Rosenthal Ivory porcelain pieces were indeed intended for export, particularly to North America from around 1939.




U.S.Zone cover-up mark


Classic Rose Collection mark


Classic Rose mark

The Classic Rose collection mark was used between 1974 and 82.
The Classic Rose mark was used between 1980 and 1991.

Rosenthal Versace design unique mark


Rosenthal Versace mark


Rosenthal Versace Medusa mark

Introduced in 1992.