Founded by Reinhold Schlegelmilch in what is now Suhl, Germany, R.S. Prussia produced ornate and floral porcelain objects for export beginning in the late 1800s. While many different marks were used on R. S. Prussia pieces through World War I, two of the most recognized from this period were the green wreath mark with “R.S. Prussia” in red letters and the Steeple mark, so-called because of its steeple outline. In 1910, the Tillowitz factory began using the “RS Germany” mark stamped in green.
Most were decorated with paintings of flowers or formal portraits, which were applied to the porcelain clay body via lithographic transfers. Sometimes stenciling techniques were used to add even more decoration to the lush and rich surfaces. Due to their rarity, vases and other objects with animals or portraits on them are generally more sought after than those featuring floral décor. In terms of the shapes of R.S. Prussia, many of the basic pieces were simple and uncontroversial. Plates featured round or scalloped edges, while the gold-trimmed cups and saucers stayed close to traditional tea-service designs of the day.
The Teal Bowl with Roses has the R.S. Prussia mark in red and green as well as the number 17 stamped in the porcelain. The porcelain is in great condition with no cracks, chips, crazing or hairlines, there is a small amount of wear on the paint.
The Green Bowl with the Pastoral Scene has the R.S. Germany mark in green. The porcelain is in good condition with no chips though there is a single hairline, almost unnoticeable from the front and a small amount of crazing on the bottom. The paint is in good condition, a small amount of wear along the outside right edge as well as some of the gold filigree around the lip faded.
The Yellow bowl with Roses is simply marked with “Made in Germany” in green. The porcelain is in great condition with no cracks, chips, crazing or hairlines, the paint is also in great condition.