Is all RS Prussia marked?
Not all Prussia pieces are marked and up to 50% of pieces may not be marked. Because fakes and replicas or reproductions abound, it is extremely important to be knowledgeable of the Prussia marks, molds, and transfers in determining authenticity.
When was RS Prussia China made?
Modern collectors tend to call this ware “R.S. Prussia” because of a mark that is found on much of its china. This mark features a wreath with a star above, the initials “R.S.” inside and “Prussia” below. Some say this mark was first used in the 1880s, some say it debuted in 1904 and others choose 1905.
What is Prussia China?
R.S. Prussia china, first named Reinhold, was founded in the early 1800s by Reinhold Schelgelmilch in what is now Suhl, Germany. Pieces produced by R.S. Prussia include tea and coffee pots, cups and saucers, platers, creamers, and sugar bowls.
How do I know if my Prussia is real?
Genuine RS Prussia marks have red letters, a red star and red outlines to the wreath. Leaves in the wreath usually appear green.
Is RS Prussia China valuable?
R.S. Prussia pieces were and continue to be highly valued, though individual pieces may be more or less expensive depending on a number of factors.
How can you tell an unmarked Chinese?
However, you can identify unmarked bone china by examining the design style features of the patterns. For example, many pieces are soft, white, and ivory with gold-plated borders or handles adorned with gold leaf, hand-painted designs, or both.
What does RS Germany stand for?
The original Reinhold Schlegelmilch, or RS mark, was used on good quality porcelain manufactured in Germany from 1912 to 1945. The new marks are being found on poor quality pottery vases which are not true porcelain.
How much is RS Prussia worth?
R.S. Prussia pieces have appreciated handsomely since the 1970s when folks really started taking notice of these pieces. Portrait pieces purchased for $200 back then are easily worth $1,500 or more now.