The "RS" is derived from the founder, Reinhold Schlegelmilch, but it was the work of his sons, Arnold and Ehrhard that made the mark famous. With factories in Suhl and Tillowitz, a majority of their production was exported from 1892 until the beginning of World War I. The Suhl factory closed before the end of World War I; the Tillowitz factory remained operational until the beginning of World War II.
This beautiful large celery or Bread Tray, circa 1910 - 1920, is decorated with two large orange California poppies and a bunch of mixed lavender and yellow flowers with green leaves. The rim is gold trimmed and the cut-in handles and rope edge reflects the deco influence. It measures 14" in length and 6 1/2" in width. Marked "R.S.Germany" in green. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some wear to the gold trim.