idea.......the elegance of marble and choice woods, with a
genuine Zippo lighter.
Mr. Philip Michael Rose, Founder
of the ROSEART Company, was born in Bradford,
His business as a craftsman, making
monuments still thrives today serving the community, which
is owned and operated by his son Ralph A. Rose.
From his experience working with a variety of marble from
all over the world with his family
business the Wright
Monumental Works, Inc., he knew this beautiful material
would make a wonderful combination with George G.
Blaisdell's famous Zippo lighters. Mr. Blaisdell agreed to
allow Mr. Rose to use Zippo lighters in his desk & table
lighters & special arrangements were
made between Mr.
Rose and Mr. Blaisdell to bring this collaboration to
Philip Michael Rose started in 1957 to make what is known
today as ROSEART lighters & accessories. Simplicity is
what he wanted in the form of art, & quality also. A
design that would emphasize the importance of symbolic
ornamentation. In his study of the arts, he read that the
Laurel Leaf academically was commonly used in
commemorative art & that it was properly appropriate of
one who had attained distinction in the arts. As a
decorative motif, the Laurel & kindred plant forms remain
one of the most beautiful elements of effecting the art of
The true definition from the American
College Dictionary reads "the foliage of the true laurel
as an emblem of victory of distinction, honor won, as by
achievement. A distinction in the arts."
chose to call his original design the "Laurel." The Laurel
leaf ornamentation was used in the metal base & at the top
of the lighter with the different varieties of marble in
"ROSEART" was sold in many of the larger department
stores in Chicago, New York, and others.
the photo above shows the original
engraved display window placard at the very left,
accompanied by two tall table lighters.