ROSENTHAL CHRISTMAS PLATE 1978 BJORN WIINBLAD
In 1879, returning from a stint in the United States of America, Philipp Rosenthal decides to open a workshop for the decoration of porcelain to Erkersreuth, near Selb, Bavaria. In 1907 the company began branding their name with each product. The following year Rosenthal buy Thomas, later mark intended for a juvenile audience. Being Jewish, Philipp Rosenthal receives pressures by the Nazis in 1934 and leaves the running of the company, which continues to expand during the first and second world wars. In 1950 the son Philip takes the reins of the company, who in 1961 inaugurates Rosenthal Studio-Line, brand dedicated to projects and collaborations with renowned artists, architects and designers. In 1997 Rosenthal AG was acquired by Waterford Wedgwood, which in 2003 acquires the trademark Hutschenreuther, founded in 1814. In 2009 acquired from Italian Rosenthal Sambonet Paderno Industrie.
In this listing is presented the Christmas plate 1978 by Bjorn Wiinblad designed by German manufacturer Rosenthal; the dish is called "Angel with Harp" and is the eighth in the series. Every edition of these Christmas dishes clearly shows the intention of the Danish artist, Bjorn Wiinblad, creating a gorgeous work that remember the ancient holy objects dedicated to Christmas. Various colors, along with gold and silver, make these real dishes and precious collectibles.
The dish was produced in limited edition only and exclusively in the year 1978. It was made of glass and porcelain, and then hand-decorated soprasmalto with bright colors, gold and silver. The dish measures 29 cm. in diameter.
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