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RS Tillowitz Germany Art Deco Vintage Porcelain Chocolate Pot Set Gilt Grape & Vine Design
Product Description And Additional Pictures
The Antiquarians are very pleased to be offering this beautiful Art Deco chocolate set consisting of the chocolate pot and lid, and 6 cups with 6 saucers. This exquisite set features a cream background with an elaborate raised gilt decoration in a grape and vine motif intersected with geometric designs. The grape and vine motif is repeated on both sides of the pot as well as on each of the incredibly thin and translucent cups. The pot is 9" tall, and the cups are 3" tall and 2-1/8" in diameter at the rims. The saucers are 4-3/4" in diameter. This chocolate set is in pristine condition -- there are no chips, cracks, repairs, stains or other condition problems. Please examine our photographs carefully, as they speak both to condition and to the beauty of the raised gilt design.
We believe that this set was both produced and decorated by the Reinhold Schlegelmilch factory in Tillowitz sometime between 1914 and 1938. Here is why we have determined Tillowitz was the place of origin for the set: Three of the chocolate cups are stamped RS Tillowitz and three are stamped RS Silesia. All the saucers are stamped RS Silesia (Silesia was a region in central Europe that was, prior to 1945, divided among Germany, Poland and Czechoslavakia). The pot is no help at all, since it is only stamped Germany. Our research indicates that the Silesia mark was used by the Tillowitz factory alone. Since only Tillowitz factory marks appear on any items in this set, we can fairly assume that the Suhl factory was not involved. The Silesia mark also helps us in dating this set, since this mark was used by the Tillowitz, Germany, factory of Reinhold Schlegelmilch from 1914 until about 1938.