This beautifully decorated, small round antique porcelain covered pin box was produced by the Reinhold Schlegelmilch porcelain factory which operated until 1917 in Suhl, Germany (Prussia). Reinhold Schlegelmilch was founder and patriarch of distinctively designed, elegantly decorated and highly collectible RS Prussia porcelain wares.
The motif of this RS Suhl Prussia antique porcelain pin box features three large roses in full bloom - 2 pink and one white with yellow tinged petals - set atop slender green stalks. Leaves and shadow foliage in muted green tones blend into the similarly hued sky behind the floral scene, becoming a dark deep shade of greenish black towards the top of the lid. The colors of the RS Suhl Prussia antique porcelain pin box base match the tones of the lid when properly in place. The outside rim of the RS Suhl Prussia antique porcelain covered pin box has two thin bands of gold paint at the edge. The bottom of the RS Suhl antique porcelain pin box has one thin band of gold paint on the outer edge. To further compliment the splendor of this RS Suhl antique porcelain covered pin box, another visual treat awaits the lucky person who opens the lid: A gilded bouquet of flowers adorns the bottom inside of the pin box!
Measuring approximately 2-7/8" in diameter and 2-1/4" high, this wonderful RS Suhl Prussia antique porcelain pin box was lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. Although hat pins are no longer the necessary fashion accessory, this lovely RS Suhl Prussia antique porcelain covered pin box could hold any of your small treasures. But once you touch it and gaze upon its beauty, this antique porcelain covered box will hold your heart!
Marked with the RS Suhl green star and wreath which identifies this antique porcelain pin box as being an RS (Reinhold Schlegelmilch) Suhl, Germany (Prussia prior to World War I) porcelain factory mark which was not used before the early 1900’s, and was definitively not used after 1917. The earlier RS Suhl red and green wreath mark had transitioned to the all green wreath mark by 1910, and it is widely accepted that the mark indicated where the porcelain goods were to be marketed rather than where they were made. Evidence suggests that the green mark was used in goods shipped to other European countries and South America. Due to the ravages of World War I the Suhl factory closed and production was moved to their factory in Tillowitz, Silesia. The RS Suhl mark is identical to the RS Prussia mark, save for the word “Suhl” instead of “Prussia”. Reinhold Schlegelmilch porcelain wares with the RS Suhl mark are scarce in the American market. Little Schlegelmilch china was exported to the United States due to the country’s embargo on German goods during World War I.