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Sabattini Stainless Steel for Rosenthal Flatware Rare Vintage 60 Pieces

US$10,800per set


This sculptural and extremely rare set of 60 pieces of stainless steel signed Sabattini for Rosenthal flatware is so amazing. It is signed Rosenthal and designed by Sabattini. It is a work of art and sculpture as flatware for your table. There are six serving pieces along with the nine-piece place setting for six totaling 60 pieces all together. Each place setting consists of 9 pieces and there are 6 sets. Rare! Sold as a total set only! Very conversational. This was purchased in Paris from the 1970s. This will make the most amazing table setting.


  • Creator
    Lino Sabattini (Designer),Rosenthal (Metalworker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 60
  • Style
    Organic Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. There are tiny minor scratches from wear and use; as is commensurate with age. These were not polished professionally when we acquired them nor will be. Sold as is now.
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU80987787053

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About the Designer

Lino Sabattini

Lino Sabattini (1925–2016) was the preeminent figure in modern Italian silver and metalware design. His expansive and diverse body of work is marked by its strength and boldness, whether in dynamic forms that suggest the thrust and power of Italian Futurist art and design or light and curvaceous biomorphic pieces. Sabattini was largely self-taught as a designer. Born in the northern Italian town of Correggio, he learned metal-smithing techniques while working in the studio of a maker of brass tableware. He also served as an apprentice of sorts to the expatriate German ceramist Roland Hettner, who taught Sabattini about fluidity of form and showed him how shapes derive from the behavior of materials. At age 30, Sabattini opened a studio in Milan, and his work quickly came to the attention of Giò Ponti, who decided to publish it in Domus, his influential design and architecture magazine. Ponti also arranged for Sabattini’s creations to be included in a 1956 exhibition of contemporary Italian design in Paris. The principals of Christofle, the revered French silverware maker, were so impressed that they hired the young designer as the firm’s artistic director, a post he held until 1963. Sabattini, who would also go on to design ceramic wares for Rosenthal, returned home to open Argenteria Sabattini in Bregnano, a company still in business today. A designer with a questing curiosity and ever-evolving aesthetic sensibility, Sabattini can’t be pinned down to one particular style. His best-known work, the Como coffee and tea service of 1956, has an elegant, attenuated and energetic form; his Stairs coffee and tea service (1971), meanwhile, is a clever group of simple columnar shapes in stepped heights, which nest together in a compact arrangement. Other Sabattini pieces have dramatic angles, or sweeping, wing-like flourishes, or consist of perforated ovoids somehow reminiscent of sculptures by Brancusi. In any style, Sabattini produces objects of singular fascination.
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