Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Featured Collectible - Rosenthal Netter / Bitossi Italian Pottery

I'd never heard of Rosenthal Netter Pottery until I picked this Owl figurine up at a sale last weekend:

Of course I immediately fell head over heels in love, and set out to find out more about the company. From what I could gather, Rosenthal Netter was an importer of Italian pottery after WWII, along with another well known company, Raymor.

Some of the pottery is from designer Aldo Londi, who designed pieces for a company called Bitossi which was then imported by Rosenthal Netter. At least that is how I am understanding it - it is all a bit confusing. I think this owl could be a Londi/Bitossi piece.

Again it is all a bit confusing, so I am interested to see how the auction goes, and if anyone emails me with more info about this amazing Owl... If you know anything please do comment - I'm totally smitten :).

Let's have a look at some of the other Rosenthal Netter items that are out there right now, shall we? There's LOTS to drool over! ;)

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much more great stuff out there... I'm so glad I stumbled upon my Owl - it just goes to show that in this line of work there is always something you haven't seen out there waiting to be discovered! 

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RADTRO said...

Nice score on the owl!!I just scored 2 pieces of Bitossi last weekend at a sale too. Just finished blogging about them and then I saw your post in my subscription list. Weird

Sarsaparilla said...

Love the owl! Also appreciate the bit of history on Rosenthal Netter.

I picked up an intriguing Rosenthal Netter compote a few years back with those same blue & green colors, but have never run across another piece since then.

Seeing it all together in your "collection" sparks my interest in possibly starting a small collection of my own.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Mitzi Curi said...

Hey Mitzi, I love your enthusiasm for vintage discoveries like the owl. I love those colors too, and the collection of Rosenthal Netter takes me back to my childhood.

Sister Shirley said...

Hi there,

I just wanted to let you know I featured one of these vases on my blog, here's the link:

Love your blog!