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Canister / Biscuit Jar, Rosenthal Sanssouci, Cherub Angels, Germany, Antique RARE, SOLD

Canister / Biscuit Jar, Rosenthal Sanssouci, Cherub Angels, Germany, Antique RARE, SOLD

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  • Pattern:  Antique Canister / Biscuit Jar, Victorian Style Cherub Angels
  • Made in Germany 
  • Vintage: 1891-1906
  • Details:  This is an absolutely gorgeous biscuit jar with a lot of history behind it.  Based on the back stamp, we are pretty confident this is an antique, this mark was used between 1891 and 1906, however, we are not experts, if the exact age is important to you, please research.  It has an elaborate embossed pattern which is a replica of the stucco ceiling of the Sanssouci palace in Potsdam, near Berlin, hence the name "Sanssouci", and truly a gorgeous design.  There are two adorable cherubs playing in the clouds on one side, and cherubs painting on the other side.  There are lots of hand painted gold accents all around the piece.  If you are a Rosenthal collector, we hope this find brings you great joy.  A wonderful addition for your next tea party, or display cabinet.  A most generous Valentine's Day gift, or Mother's Day gift!  This item qualifies for Free Shipping.
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:   7.75 inches Tall (with lid), 5.5 inches Tall (without the lid) and approx. 5.0 inches in Diameter.
  • Condition: Antique - Used. Very Good Antique Condition.  There is one very small chip on the lid, photographed for you, price adjusted accordingly.  Otherwise, there are no, cracks or scratches, the decorations (decals and gold) are in perfect condition.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All Sales Final.  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.  

The Sanssouci pattern goes back to when Frederick the Great built the "Castle Sanssouci" in Potsdam in 1745. He ordered a set of tableware just for the palace from KPM the manufacturer to the royals at the time.  KPM developed the relief porcelain to mimic the Rococo stucco ceiling of the “Great Hall” in the castle.  Although the Sanssouci pattern was highly popular and copied by many different manufacturers, Rosenthal was the only one that acquired the license from the KPM to produce this porcelain true to the original. 

Rosenthal was founded in 1879 as a family business by Philipp Rosenthal, he would purchase white ware from Hutschenreuther and sell designs, hand painted by his wife Maria, door to door. In 1891, he established a factory in Asch, Bohemia and began production of white ware for use in his workshop. From 1897 to 1936, Rosenthal acquired several factories.  The popularity of the "Maria White" and "Moss Rose" patterns helped the business grow rapidly.  Philipp Rosenthal died in 1937.  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.  Philip Rosenthal, Philipp's son, came into the business in the 1950's and grew it to be the market leader for high-quality porcelain and glassware in Germany.  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, Raymond Loewy and Walter Gropius.

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