This is an unmarked 1890's R S Prussia Berry Bowl is in Mold no. 17 and has Beautiful, Luscious Purple Lavender & Peach Floral Flowers with Pale Pinks and Creams. It has an ornate fancy scalloped shape / mold, which is Mold No 17. It is in Beautiful, Lovely colors of Purple, Lavender, Lilac, Pale Pink, Peach and Yellow / Cream. It has embossed small Flowers in the Pale Yellow / Cream Panels around the Bowl. It has Variegated colors of Purple, Lilac, Green and White Pansies and has a Peach / Orange Peony bloom. It has dabbling shadows of small flowers in the background throughout the Bowl. There is Gold outlining the high points of the Bowl, it does have some wear on the Gold. It does not however, distract from the Beauty of this Wonderful Floral Bowl. It measures 10 1/4" across the top, 3" tall, 5 3/8" across the base and 1" across the small raised circle on the bottom.This Bowl dates from around 1890's and though unmarked, we guarantee that it is R S Prussia porcelain. The Mark with R S Prussia is for Erdmann Schlegelmilch. In 1869, his brother,Reinhold began manufacturing porcelain in Tillowitz, a town in upper Silesia. The "R S" in R S Prussia was actually named after their Father, Rudolph Schlegelmilch. R S Prussia starting out in Business in 1861, the Factory was located in Suhl, a town located in a region called Thuringia. This Germanic area was once part of Saxony was conquered by another Germanic state, Prussia, circa 1815. Some good information about the R S Prussia mark: Most R S marks appear to to have been applied after the second firing of the porcelain which produced a vitreous (meaning glass-like) glaze. As a result the marks are not "sealed." Although the mark would have been fired again,after it was stamped on the item in order to set it and give it some longevity, such a mark would not be permanent. With the passing of time, marks applied over the glaze in this manner can become quite worn or rubbed off entirely. Upon inspecting pieces which appeared to be unmarked until held up to the light: then a very distinct outline of the mark could be seen.
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