The top and bottom of the vase are smooth with small gold beading on the wide gold bands. The grey wash on the white calla lilies really well defines the shape of the flowers.The yellow stamens are so realistic. This makes a beautiful display vase or can be used everyday.
The previous owner put 4 1/4 round felt pads (4) on the bottom to protect the table. We have left these on the vase, but they could easily be removed, if desired. CONDITION: While this vase is classified as used, the condition is superb. There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches or hairlines. See the photos to see its beauty.DIMENSIONS: The vase has a bottom diameter of 2 5/8" with a height of 7". The top diameter is 2 1/4" while the maximum diameter is 3 1/2". HISTORY/MARKS: The "RS" initials stand for Reinhold Schlegelmilch, founder of the porcelain factory specializing in hard paste porcelain at Suhl in Prussia which is present-day Germany. The work of his two sons, Arnold and Erhard, made the mark bearing his initials famous. Arnold operated the Suhl factory while Erhard established a porcelain factory in Tillowitz, Germany in 1894.
Arnold closed the porcelain factory in Suhl in December 1917, due to World War I and a shortage of people skilled in the making of such hard paste porcelain. He joined Erhard at the Tillowitz factory which operated as part of Reinhold Schlegelmilch Enterprise until the death in 1934 of both brothers. The factory in Tillowitz remained opened under Schlegelmilch control (under sons of Arnold and finally Arnold's granddaughter) until 1945 when it came under the administration of Poland after WWII. This mark is cited in Mary Frank Gaston's Collector's Encyclopedia of R.Note the capital letters on "SUHL". Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description. The stand was used as a photo prop and is not part of this listing. See additional international policies below.
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Since these items are of considerable age, normal age appropriate wear can be expected and the items are not "new" or necessarily in "perfect" condition. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "semloh" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.