This is a German hard paste porcelain demitasse tea set, consisting of a tiny teapot, sugar and creamer; the size is for one person. The maker is Reinhold Schlegelmilch, or RS Prussia. The date range is around 1904 to 1938.
The set is authentic. The mold is shape 632. The scene on each piece is shown in the literature and called “Mill” in some books, and “Cottage” in other books. It looks like mills to me.
The teapot is 3 ¾” high to the top of finial and 7” from handle-to-spout. The sugar bowl is 3 ¼” high and 5” from handle-to-handle. The little cream pitcher is 2 ¾” high and 3 ¾” from handle-to-spout.
The mold shape is one with rounded protrusions that are feet, a bulging bottom with raised bumps, a paneled body and a geometric handle with a point at the top. The edges have an irregular scallop.
The shading is in dark brown, yellow, russet and green, and extended to the undersides in lighter tones. The front of each piece has a building, a mill or a cottage, and the backside has several fronds of foliage.
There is some gold trim.
The top of the lid on the teapot has a tiny nick that I show in a photo. The edge mouth rim of the teapot has a tiny nick that I show in another photo. There is a little age wear to the color on the bodies of the pieces, and some age wear to the gold trim. The interior bottom of the cream pitcher has some dark spots in the glaze. The interior bottom of the teapot at the outer edges has a few glazing irregularities. There are no other chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The wreath mark is outlined in red, with a red star above, green leaves, RS letters in red, and Prussia in red below.
German RS Prussia Demitasse Tea Set – Teapot, Sugar & Creamer - Mold 632 Mill or Cottage Scenes c 1904 - 1938
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