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 gorgeous oval, footed sauce bowl, circa 1910 - 1920, could be used for various serving purposes. It is decorated with white/peach rose blossoms nestled among shaded pastel green and gray foliage. The background for the rose blossoms is a deep peach shade with gold gilt 'snowflake' decoration. The border has a gold edge and laurel design. The piece measures 8" in length, 6" in width and 2 1/2" in height. with four sculptured, spade feet and reticulated handles reflecting the deco influence. Marked "R.S. Germany" in green. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.