Rosenthal Marks including 'U.S. Zone'
All Rosenthal marked 'U.S. Zone' was manufactured in the period 1946
At the end of World
War II Germany was divided into 4 Occupation Zones for
administrative purposes; these were known as the American Zone,
British Zone, French Zone and the Soviet Zone.
The American Zone primarily covered Southern
Germany which included Bavaria and Hesse.
In 1949 the American, British and French Zones
merged to form Federal Republic of Germany and the Soviet Zone
became German Democratic Republic.