This is a beautiful Rosenthal "Carmen" porcelain serving dish that features two pretty young girls as they visit by the stream. It is hand painted transferware or a transfer that was touched up with hand painting. This pretty porcelain plate is marked on the back Philip Rosenthal & Co. Bavaria mark which was made sometime between 1891 and 1906. The gently scalloped edge is trimmed in gold, of which about 1/2 remains.
This lovely serving dish is in excellent condition, but there is light wear to the gilded trim. The plate is about 7 & 1/2 inches across at the widest point.
Phillip Rosenthal started his China Company in 1884 in Selb, Bavaria. Mr. Rosenthal built his company by buying white porcelain blanks from Hutschenreuther. He designed his pieces based on patterns developed by his wife, Maria.
Rosenthal "Carmen" Serving Dish