Rosenthal Regina Platinum porcelain recognized worldwide
Q: Thank you very much for answering my question about my cabinet. Yes, you are right, there was a mirror, cut to the matching frame, in the door. It broke during shipping, so we just put some Persian cloth as a placeholder.
I am surprised that it is rated so low. I had seen a similar but simpler one auctioned for over $ 10,000. Maybe a consignment store could be interested in this? Thank you. – FK, Internet
A: I’m glad you answered. Your wardrobe is in the Art Nouveau style which has its origins in Paris, France. It is possible, even in today’s low market, that an original 1890s Art Nouveau cabinet made in Paris by a notable manufacturer could sell in the five-figure range. The cabinet you own is commercial grade as is. If it had the original beveled mirror, it could sell for almost $ 1,000. A consignment store might be the best way to sell. If you end up with $ 200 net, that would be normal for the course.
Q: I have this lovely porcelain plate which can be porcelain. When held in front of a bright light, I can see the shadow of my fingers behind. The plaque measures approximately 6 inches in diameter and has the inscription “RS Germany” on the back. I wondered what could be its usefulness and its value. Thank you. – Olympics, Internet
A: Your flower-decorated candy box, a small tray for serving candy, is porcelain and is nearly 100 years old or older. The country of origin is Germany as indicated. The initials RS indicate that it may have been made by the Schlegelmilch family of porcelain makers between WWI and WWII. Your candy box was probably part of a 4 hour or dessert set. The potential dollar value is less than $ 25.
Q: I inherited a complete Rosenthal Regina Platinum porcelain set for 12 people. There’s even a coffee and tea set and assorted large serving pieces. The pieces are trimmed in platinum but rather plain. I’m not interested in keeping the set. They take up a lot of space. Can you help me on how to sell or dispose of the set? Thanks for any help you can give me. I still love your column. – TT, Internet
A: Rosenthal china is a recognized name around the world for high quality porcelain tableware and especially for its porcelain figurines, which are highly collectable. However, there is no collector’s interest in the quality tableware they produce. I suggest you contact Replacements Ltd. to sell your set. The phone number is 1-800-REPLACE.
– John Sikorski, with over 35 years of experience, is an Ocala-based Antiques Advisor, Consultant and Broker. Send your questions to Sikorski’s Attic, c / o The Ocala Star-Banner, 2121 SW 19th Ave. Road, Ocala, FL 34471-7752, or email [email protected]