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Porcelain, white glazed and gold décor
Germany, after 1968
Porcelain manufactory Rosenthal
Design: Björn Wiinblad (1918-2006) - Danish Designer
Marked underneath ‘Rosenthal Germany’, and partly with inscription ‘Die Zauberflöte / Björn Wiinblad’
Coffee, tea and mocha service of 69 pieces for 12 individuals
Model-no. 1260 ‘Magic Flute Sarastro’
Very good condition
A dream come true for a luxurious coffee-, tea-, or mocca table. The restrained and elegant form, along with the monochrome gilding on the rich relief, make this set of crockery particularly harmonic and precious

‘Magic Flute Sarastro’ is a porcelain service by Rosenthal, whose design originates from Björn Wiinblad. With this extraordinarily luxurious porcelain service with elaborate relief gold décor, the Danish designer Wiinblad made his dream come true. He created a service inspired by Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’, where the flags, lids and walls depict a detailed relief of scenes from the opera. Underneath the pieces is the libretto text of each scene in the ornamental hand writing of Wiinblad. It is presumably one of the technically most complex services by Rosenthal.

The coffee, tea and mocha service is comprised of the following 69 pieces:

1 tea pot, 1,17 l

1 coffee pot, 1,3 l

1 coffee pot, 0,67 l

2 plateaus with sugar bowls and cream jars

12 coffee cups high, incl. 12 saucers

12 mocha cups high, incl. 12 saucers

1 cake platter, ø 41,5 cm

11 ashtrays

The porcelain service ‘Magic Flute Sarastro’, by Rosenthal bears the mark ‘Rosenthal Germany’, and the pieces decorated in gold bear also the inscription ‘Die Zauberflöte / Björn Wiinblad’ underneath. The service is in very good condition with minimal traces of wear. One of the mocha cups and a saucer show strong traces of fire.

Björn Wiinblad (1918-2006)

Björn Wiinblad was a Danish painter, designer and artist in ceramics, silver, bronze, textiles and graphics. His works are exhibited in many museums worldwide. He was the creator of poster designs for the American Embassy in Paris in 1947, which made him famous. Later, his posters illustrated the famous Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. He created costumes for numerous ballets. Wiinblad was an essential designer for Rosenthal, the traditional German porcelain manufacturer.


The porcelain manufacturer was established in 1879 as a family business by Philipp Rosenthal. Rosenthal is known for pioneering efforts in product design and worldwide success in design shops. Through collaborations with designers and artists, an impressive line of products arose - today seen as classic pieces. (tm)

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Rosenthal Coffee, Tea & Mocha Service ‘Magic Flute

Estimate €4,800 - €6,000Oct 22, 2014
Starting Price €3,000
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