The "RS" is derived from its 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 oval open bowl, circa 1910 - 1920, is decorated with orange California poppies with tan and green leaves against a pastel yellow and brown background. The flowing contoured shape with cut-in handles reflect the deco influence. The rim is gold trimmed. The bowl measures 10 1/4" in length, 6 3/4" in width and 1 3/4" in depth. Marked "R.S.Tillowitz Silesia" in blue; a mark that is rather difficult to find. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; very minor gold wear.
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