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.
The lovely serving bowl, circa 1910 - 1920, is decorated with Large white tea rose blossoms and unopened buds with shaded green leaves The background has areas of pastel aqua highlighted with a gold transfer design and also a wide gold banded rim. The bowl measures 9" across and 2 1/4" deep. Marked "R S Germany" in green. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.