This is another example of reproduction-type items often offered for sale as 'vintage' or 'antique,' even though they are not at all old. This covered dish decorated in shades of ivory, peach and green, with gold accents, may resemble real R.S. Prussia marked fine German dishes, but it is a fake.
The red backstamp with a wreath and a star on its bottom is not an authentic back stamp. This new mark is intended to suggest the piece was made in a Schlegelmilch factory long ago, since the mark resembles a wreath mark sometimes seen on authentic R.S. Prussia porcelain. The mark is of course notably lacking any actual printed mention of 'Prussia,' but such an omission may not prevent a mistake in identification from being made. Many recent fakes imported by wholesale reproduction houses are all too often eventually sold later to trusting and unsuspecting buyers as 'authentic' R.S. Prussia items. If a potential buyer has not handled sufficient numbers of authentic articles to be able to quickly know them by body or decoration, they may mistakenly buy false items because a specious mark was all that was used to incorrectly identify them.
Though attractive for use as a decorative item, the quality of the porcelain and the decal decoration is not comparable to authentic R.S. Prussia porcelain.
Measures 8 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches tall.
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