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#2367 R. S. Steeple Old Large Bowl, Reinhold Schlegelmilch in Suhl and Tillowitz in Germany

Unmarked, but is no doubt from one of the Reinhold Schlegelmilch factories in Suhl and Tillowitz, Germany. The Fourth Series of the Gaston book on R. S. Prussia on page 47 shows a plate with this exact design with the heavy gold and pink roses.  It is called the R. S. Steeple Mold 10 and the sample in the Gaston book is also unmarked.  The Gaston book explains that R. S. Steeple falls into the years of c.1895-1914, 1914 being the beginning of WW I.  This is an "Old World" treasure of a find.  It is close to perfect except for some miniscule wear of the gold (barely noticeable).  10 1/2" diameter.

Old German Style Decorative Bowl Item #2367

#2620 ES Germany Prov SXE Austrian Style Plate

Another very beautiful decorative plate with a popular Angelica Kauffmann mythological figural scene in transfer.  The mark is the Prov SXE Beehive mark used by Erdmann Schlegelmilch of Suhl, Thuringia, Germany and one dated to c.1900-1920's (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Mary Frank Gaston, pages 203, 204, 215-216).  This is a green overglaze mark.  There is a plate very similar to this one on page 218 of Gaston's book.  Notice the rich deep colors of cranberry, green, and gold.  The intricate gold beading and gold triangular designs around the inner rim set off this eye-catching plate.  Excellent to perfect condition -- can't find anything wrong with it.  9 1/4" diameter. $125 January 2006

E S Germany Prov SXE Plate

Item #2620

#2748 Old German Plates, ROSES, ROSES

La France Rose appears to be the pattern name.  The mark is that of K. Steinmann Porzellanfabriken of Tiefenfurth, Silesia, Germany (now known as Parowa, Poland) and was used 1900-1932.   (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, pages 162 and 488).  Gorgeous plates.  Large and beautiful transfer roses on pale green background.  Heavy gold trim around scalloped rims with some ever-so-slight expected wear at some of the tips.  Notice the pretty mold design of the wide rims.  7" diameter.  3 good plates1 plate with a chip which will be complimentary with the purchase of the other 3.  Old Beauties!!  $20 each plate, November 2005

Steinmann Porzellanfabriken of Silesia, Germany

Item #2748

#2611 ES Germany or Austrian Style Plate

A beautiful decorative plate with a popular Angelica Kauffmann figural scene in transfer.  Although Austrian in style, the beehive mark with the dot appears to be that of Erdmann Schlegelmilch of Suhl, Thuringia, Germany and one dated to c.1900's to 1920's (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Mary Frank Gaston, page 204).  This is a blue overglaze mark.  Although many have used the beehive mark, I'm inclined to believe this is a genuine ES Germany mark.  On page 218 of Gaston's book, there is a plate very similar to this one.  Gorgeous cranberry, gold, and ivory.  Ready for hanging on your wall with an already-attached wall hangar in place.  6 3/8" diameter.  Excellent to perfect condition -- can't find anything wrong with it.  A gorgeous plate!! 
Austrian Style Plate Item #2611

#2318 Old OS St. Kilian German Oscar Schlegelmilch Hand Painted Plate

With Beehive Mark by Oscar Schlegelmilch of Langewiesen, Thuringia, Germany.  This OLS mark was used beginning in c.1904.  Gorgeous hand painted figural scene surrounded by a gold beaded ring and other designs in gold, green, yellow, and cranberry.  Notice the cupids in the lower portion of the scene.  7 1/8" diameter. A gorgeous plate and treasure of a find. 

Old German Plate Beehive Mark Oscar Schlegelmilch Austrian Style

Item #2318

#2343 Royal Vienna Red and Gold Lustre Portrait Plate

The heavy gold and scarlet red lustre decoration, inset handles, and rich brown hand painted background showcase this beautiful portrait in transfer with hand painted touches -- so well done, it takes a magnifying glass to realize the portrait is in transfer.  The flowing gold lustre Art Nouveau style cartouche surrounding the portrait put the finishing touches on this plate.  All things considered, this plate is at the top of my list of gorgeous finds.  The Royal Vienna mark with a crown and beehive are in a pale black or gray color and appear to be over the glaze.  A similar crown mark is discussed on page 168 of the Fourth Series R. S. Prussia book by Gaston.  The other mark is that of Zeh, Scherzer & Co., of Rehau, Bavaria, Germany, and is shown in references as first used in c.1880.  It appears that this plate was manufactured by Z. S. & Co., and then decorated by Royal Vienna.  This is definitely a very old plate (c. late 19th century) and has survived amazingly well, although not perfectly.  There is a chip on the underside of one handle (see picture).  The red lustre does have some slight wear (see pictures), as does the gold lustre rim and some of the brown background -- all as would be expected of normal wear and age.  All of this aside, the overall appearance of the plate is one of great beauty, and any flaws are only seen upon very close scrutiny.  A gorgeous decorative addition for any setting.  10 1/2" diameter at the handles. 

Royal Vienna Portrait Plate Z S and Co Bavaria
Item #2343


#1893 Old OS Germany Hand Painted Footed Teacup

 Napoleon portrait is hand painted.  Heavy gold trim.  Gold beaded trim on inside of cup.  Saucer is not marked.  The Beehive mark on the cup is that of Oscar Schlegelmilch of Germany and was put into use around 1892.   A cup and saucer just like this, but in different colors, is shown on page 252 of Gaston's book "Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Fourth Series."  Suggested value in the book is shown in the range of $175-$225.  We are offering this one for much less because of the repair.   Tea Cup is 1 3/4" tall x 2 7/8" across top.  Amazing cup for its obvious old age   8/26/05  $75

Beehive Style Portrait Cup and Saucer

Beehive Style Portrait Cup and Saucer Beehive Style Cup and Saucer Mark

Item #1893 

#2319 Old Beehive Sugar Bowl

It does have the beehive mark, as well as another mark which we haven't been able to identify.  Very pretty transfer portrait.  Decorated in red, white, and blue.  The lid does not seem to have been the original lid.  It does have the same colors as the bowl and seems to sit in place on the rim, although not an exact fit.  The inside rim has a chip (see picture).  Gold is worn from the handles and finial -- just a few traces left.  Although not perfect, it has the initial appearance of being that way, as well as being quite old.  It is priced accordingly.   It is 4 1/4" tall to top of finial on lid x approximately 5" wide at the outer tips of the handles. $45  March 2006

Beehive Sugar Bowl

Item #2319


#2431 Old R. S. Prussia Style Cups

Unmarked.  We believe these are unmarked R. S. Prussia and very old.  Pretty transfer roses on a light bluish and white background.  Notice the pretty shape of both cup and saucer.  Some slight loss of gold around edges.  One saucer has a very small chip on the underside of the rim -- does not show from the top.  Otherwise, these appear to be in excellent condition.  No other chips, cracks, or crazing.  Saucers are 5 3/4" diameter. Cups are 2 5/8" tall.$35 October 2006

Old R. S. Prussia Cup Item #2431

#2332 Old Footed Pink and White Lustre Cup with Encrusted Flowers

Cup and saucer were purchased at different times, but appear to be a good match.   Heavy gold on inside of bombe-shaped body.  Unmarked, but likely of German origin and possibly from one of the Schlegelmilch factories who produced the popular R. S. Prussia line of products.  One of the three little feet was chipped but has been professionally repaired.  It also has some loss of gold on the beaded trim on the back (see picture).  Otherwise, it is in excellent condition and no doubt VERY OLD.  It is a real beauty.  Saucer is 5 1/2" diameter.  Cup is 2 3/4" tall x 3 1/4" across top opening. 8/26/05  $75

Old Pink Lustre Cup and Saucer

Old Footed Cup Encrusted Flowers Item #2332


#2333 Old Pink Lustre Footed Cup Gold Lined

No Saucer.  Even without the saucer, this can stand on its own as a nice decorative cup.  The inside of the cup is entirely lined with gold.  Notice the beautiful body shape and the dainty feet -- another cup that was just too pretty to resist.  NOT PERFECT.  Slight wear of gold on the handle and top edge of rim.  Unmarked, but possibly of German origin.  3" tall x 3 1/2" diameter across top opening.

Old Pink Cup Gold Liner Item #2333 SOLD

#2510 Old R. S. Prussia Style Cup, CHERUBS

Unmarked, but possibly old R. S. Prussia or related.  Obviously very old.  Pale pink with gold handle, gold on inside of scalloped rim of cup.  Saucer rim is also gold trimmed, although worn.  What makes this cup so special is the wonderful cherub scene, even though in transfer.  Excellent condition for its age.  No chips, cracks, or repairs -- only the slight wear of gold..  Cup is 3 1/8" tall x 3 1/2" diameter across top opening.  Saucer is 6" diameter.

Item #2510

#1234 ES Germany Royal Saxe Vase

This mark is that of Erdmann Schlegelmilch of Suhl, Thuringia, Germany.  According to page 207 of Gaston's R.S. Prussia Fourth Series, it is believed to have been used in the 1890's.  Notice the elegant gold Rococo style scrolls, typical of the late 19th century.  Notice also the beautiful purple flowers.  The base color is a very soft cream and blue.  A gorgeous old beauty!! 

ES Germany Royal Saxe Vase

Item #1234

#1233 RS Germany Pair of Plates

Mark was used beginning in 1910 by Reinhold Schlegelmilch of Tillowitz, Silesia, Germany. (Sources:  Kovel's Dictionary of Marks, page 75; and Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Fourth Series, by Mary Frank Gaston, page 68.)

RS Germany Plate Item #1233

#2083 P. K. Silesia Germany Berry Bowl Set

Notice the gold trim around the rims of all the bowls as well as the large and beautiful pink roses in transfer on the inside walls of the bowls.  The mark indicates that this is from the Konigszelt Porcelain Factory in Silesia Germany.  In the Directory of European Porcelain, it is the first of four marks shown for this factory which is said to have been founded in 1860.  The second mark shown in the book is said to have been registered with the German Trademark of Registry in 1880 -- so it appears that this mark was first used between the years of c.1860 and c.1880.  How long it may have continued in use after 1880, we don't know.  This set is in absolutely wonderful and beautiful condition with only some minor wear of the gold as shown in pictureds below.  The large bowl measures 9 1/4" across and the small bowls 5 1/4".

PK Silesia Berry Bowl Set

PK Silesia Berry Bowl Item #2083


#2085 Royal Munich Portrait Plate

This wonderful portrait gives the appearance of being hand painted, but it is a transfer which appears to have been finished by hand.  There is no signature.  It is without a doubt a very old plate, but I haven't been able to find this mark to determine age.  However, it appears to have been a decorating studio that decorated whiteware from Z. S. & Co. of Rehau, Bavaria, Germany.  No other information found as yet.  It is excellent condition except for some minor hairline scratches.  It measures 9 7/8" across.

Royal Munich Germany Portrait Plate Royal Munich of Germany Portrait Plate Item #2085

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