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 wonderful syrup pitcher, circa 1900-1920, is decorated with large white/peach rose blossoms surrounding the pitcher and nestled among pastel, shaded green foliage against a white background. A wide band around the top of the syrup and top of the handle is light tan with sponged gold; the edge around the top, spout lid, handles and band around the body are also gold gilt. The syrup measures 6 1/4" in height, 2 3/4" across the base and 4 1/2" from spout-to-handle. The piece is stamped in green with the "R.S. Germany" mark. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; of the two tiny tab catches on the inside of the lid, one is about half missing. A beautiful piece of porcelain.
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