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China and Dinnerware2020 of 2570Antique Moritz Zdekauer (MZ Austria) PlateBird and Cherry bloosoms bowl
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Posted 3 years ago

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Allusion
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I purchased these at my aunt's estate auction. She gave me a hot chocolate set for a wedding gift over thirty years ago. These match, but I have no clue what the name of the pattern is nor do I know what the pieces are used for. Can anyone help? What should I do with the piece that's chipped?
Thanks,
Jackie Kulback

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  1. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 3 years ago
    I'm reading a book about Marie Antoinette she's frequently sipping chocolate and eating pastries and I can imagine her using dishes like the ones in your last photo! Do you have the chocolate pot also? As for the pattern, check out this website: http://www.replacements.com/china/RPU.htm
  2. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 3 years ago
    Check out chocsets wonderful collection on CW:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/user/chocsets
  3. Rick, 3 years ago
    I have a dish with the same pattern. RS is from Prussia which was the country before Germany was created. Go back about 2 to three weeks and you will see the dish I have with the "SAME" pattern.
  4. Allusion, 3 years ago
    I have another odd shaped plate with a cool lid. It might be for cheese or pastries. What should I do with the chipped piece?
  5. Allusion, 3 years ago
    Thanks for all of the info! I managed to squeeze it in my china closet. Is this a collection worth adding to it? If so, what pieces?
  6. dishhappy, 3 years ago
    The pieces and pattern are beautiful!
  7. Allusion, 3 years ago
    Do you think the cannister looking item is a biscuit jar?
  8. fdmjst75, 3 years ago
    The item you have is not RS Prussia, but a fake with a fake mark. Check our rsprussia.com for information on fakes and replicas.
  9. Allusion, 3 years ago
    fdmjst75.....no way. That's so sad! I need to post the hot chocolate set. I wonder if its a fake too?
  10. Prussialady, 3 years ago
    Sorry but all of these pieces were made by Lefton China in Japan and imported probably by AA Imports. The oldest are about 30 years old. They were imported to fool people. Most of these items are heavy compared to real RS Prussia. Real RS Prussia is hard paste porcelain which means it will not craze. The piece is fired so high in temperature that the glaze becomes part of the piece instead of merely coating it. Real RS Prussia is very translucent. You can hold most pieces up to the light and see your fingers shadow through it. Go to the RS Prussia International website and look under the fakes sections. We hope to add more pics soon of other fakes. The RSP club doesn't want anyone to be fooled by these fakes but if you are buying on EBay, you can't hold them so it is harder. They keep coming out with fakes, most of them are not from the original though they have used a few real pieces to make a mold for the fakes. Detail is lost in this process. The rosebuds on the rosebud mold come out looking like little blobs-not rosebuds on the handles, ect. Join the RS Prussia International Collector's Club and get 4 newsletters a year with informational articles and auction results. We have a yearly convention. Go to the RSP International site for more info.
  11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Agree Prussialady-- once you handle some real RSP, the difference in weight and delicate feel is much easier to identify.

    I was taught the translucent test many years ago by an older antique dealer-- I still use it to check on Prussia in antique stores!

    Keep up the educational posts!

    Scott

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