Definition of Rosenthal in US English:



  • Attributive Designating porcelain (especially tableware and figurines) manufactured at the Rosenthal factory or by the Rosenthal company. [A trademark. Now an independent company within Waterford Wedgwood Holding.]


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Jewelers' Circular. From the name of Philipp Rosenthal, German industrialist and designer, who established a porcelain factory at Selb in Bavaria in the second half of the 19th cent.