Q&A ON COLLECTING
Fantasia pattern is splendid
Q: This is a photo of a set of porcelain dinnerware that I gave my mother around 1952.
I was in the Army and stationed in Germany from 1952 to 1954.
The set was made by Rosenthal Glass and China Company in Germany and is a service for 12. In addition to the usual place settings, it contains various serving pieces for a total of 106 dishes.
A brochure that came with the set describes the china as decorated with delicate gray soft yellow and splendid greens against a pure white body.
The edges are trimmed with applied coin gold. The design is called “Fantasia” and is in very good condition. The photo shows an example of a dinner plate, cup and saucer.
The set is now in my possession and your estimate of the value of this set would be very much appreciated.
A: Rosenthal Porcelain factory was founded in Selb, Germany in 1880. They have a solid reputation for producing exceptional quality tableware and decorative pieces and limited edition items. They were sold to Waterford, Wedgwood Group in 1998 and subsequently bought by Samonet Paderno Industries in Italy in 2009. Rosenthal still makes porcelain in Bavaria.