Vintage R S Prussia Wash Basin and Pitcher Set
Authentic 'RS Prussia' marked items were only manufactured by Reinhold Schlegelmilch (the R. S. in 'R. S. Prussia') factories in the pre-WWII Germanic area which was known as Prussia at that time. Reinhold Schlegelmilch R S Prussia items will always be made of porcelain. But the closeup image that shows the base of this item clearly illustrates that it has a crazed glaze. True hard porcelain items would only very rarely show crazing and it is not a characteristic of Reinhold Schlegelmilch items. This item is not made of porcelain but of a type of earthenware. Be sure to note how some of the craze lines pass underneath the mark. This identifies the mark as being over the glaze. Marks placed on true RS Prussia items are always under-glaze. Characteristics like a crazed glaze or an R S Prussia mark applied over the glaze can always be used to identify a modern fake.
The bowl measures 16 inches across and 5 inches high and the pitcher is 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide.
Item ID: 2007RP000121
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