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RS Germany Three Handled Toothpick Holder SOLD
Product Description And Additional Pictures
We have a beautiful, translucent, tiny bit of heaven in the form of a 3-handled toothpick holder. Standing 2-3/8" in height, and perched on a 1-1/2" base, this lovely hand painted piece is almost too delicate for comprehension. With gilding on the handles and top rim, a blue band on the upper third of the porcelain body, and clusters of pink poppies and greens that float between the ivory bottom and blue collar, this little piece is really too nice for toothpicks!
Initialled 'M.C.' by the artist, there is no manufacturer's backstamp. But we are confident that this piece is attributed to Reinhold Schlegelmilch, who was producing porcelain in a factory in Suhl, Germany. But it was his son Erhard who took over the porcelain factory in Suhl and his other son Arnold, who opened the RS Prussia factory in Tillowitz Germany, now Poland, who made their porcelain famous. The three handled toothpick holder is attributed to Reinhold and his sons circa 1910.
Aside from a few small glaze pops and a few rough spots on the base that aren't visible when the piece is upright, this toothpick holder is in perfect condition!