- Pattern: Gayety (Discontinued)
- Made in Germany by Rosenthal
- Vintage: 1952 - 1975
- Details: This is beautiful fine china gravy boat with a lot of history behind it. The pattern is called Gayety and it has beautiful pink/mauve, teal blue and green flowers along with larger white flowers outlined in gray, same design on both sides. This is a mid-century modern shaped creamer, designed by the famous French Industrial Engineer, Raymond Loewy. Fits perfectly in today's modern style, as well as a retro style setting. A great enhancement to many table settings or for those who love to mix and match patterns. We think this would make a great vase for flowers too! If you are collecting the Gayety pattern, hopefully this will be a welcome addition or be the missing piece that will complete your set. We also have the creamer, please search our site for "Gayety" if interested.
- Material: China
- Dimensions: 4.25 inches Tall and approx 5.0 inches Wide.
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, cracks or scratches, shows hardly any wear. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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Raymond Loewy was a French Industrial Engineer. He was born on November 5, 1893 in Paris, France. He moved to New York in 1919 and worked with many American companies such as: Macy's, Saks, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines, Westinghouse, Sears-Roebuck, the Pennsylvania Railroad, American car maker Studebaker and even NASA. Loewy became famous for the magnitude of his designs and how he moved effortlessly across a variety of industries. His best known works include: the Shell, Exxon, TWA, Nabisco, Quaker, and BP logos, the Greyhound "Scenicruiser" bus (1951), Coca-Cola vending machines, lettering and bottles (1955), the Lucky Strike package (1942 & 1967), Coldspot refrigerators (for Sears 1935), the Studebaker Avanti (1963) and Champion (1947), JFK postage stamp (1964), Rosenthal Sunburst modern china set (1956), the interior of the Concorde (1975), locomotives for the Pennsylvania Railroad (1930's), the Air Force One livery (1962), United States Postal Service eagle logo, (1970), we could go on. The press press referred to Loewy as "The Man Who Shaped America", "The Father of Streamlining" and "The Father of Industrial Design". Loewy retired at the age of 87 in 1980 and returned to France, he died while in his Monte Carlo residence in 1986.
Rosenthal was founded as a family business by Philipp Rosenthal in 1897 under the name, Bauer, Rosenthal & Co. The company has a long history and went thru several changes and acquisitions, they also had numerous political issues during WWII (Rosenthal being Jewish), during that time Rosenthal porcelain was distributed in the USA by Rosenthal-Block China Corporation, a company founded by Joseph Block. In the late 1940’s Rosenthal hired Raymond Loewy who introduced Classic Modern White (aka Shape 2000 Line), whose stylish modern designs were so ahead of its time that many remain in production today. They were sold either pure white, or decorated with many of Loewy's designs such as: Script, Sunburst, Plaza, or floral patterns like: Classic Rose, Quince and Gayety. Probably best known was the Continental China line which was launched in 1952 and discontinued in 1975. Lowery took shares in the Corporation as payment for his design services. Philipp Rosenthal died in 1937. His son, Philip Rosenthal, came into the business in 1950 and grew it to be the market leader for high-quality porcelain and glassware in Germany and was the world market leader in conjunction with Waterford Wedgwood. In 1969 the name Rosenthal Glas & Porzellan was shortened to Rosenthal AG. Today, Rosenthal GmbH is an independent company of the Sambonet-Paderno Group. There is now a "Rosenthal Archive", a collection of around 15,000 exhibits from 130 years of company history, in the Porzellanikon State Museum of Porcelain in Hohenberg, Germany . These include nearly all product designs, from the company's foundation to today, as well as originals designed by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Walter Gropius