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 flared, oval candy/nut bowl, circa 1910 - 1920, could be used for various serving purposes. It is decorated with peach/white rose blossoms nestled among shaded pastel green and tan/green foliage. The background is a pastel buttery yellow with tan/green highlights. The sculptured edge is trimmed with gold. The piece measures 10" in length, 6 3/4" in width and 2 1/4"in height, reticulated handles reflecting the deco influence. Marked "R.S. Silesia" in green. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.
R.S. Silesia (Green Mark) Flared Oval Candy/Nut Bowl w/Roses Decoration