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China and Dinnerware1330 of 2628Unmarked Creamer(?) w/Indian headFiestaware Mug Etching ID
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Posted 2 years ago

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RhondaCorv…
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I picked this up because I have no idea what it is - or was - used for, it was inexpensive and has a label, was just very curious, as always :) It obviously had a purpose and probably sits on a vanity, perhaps part of a set?

Rhonda

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
    looks like a hat pin holder to me
  2. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 2 years ago
    :), I knew it was something functional! Thanks TallCakes, I always appreciate your vast amount of knowledge!

    Hmmm, do you happen to know who the label is associated with?
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
    I only recognized it as a hat pin 'cause I've seen many over the years with the pins stored. So it looks like you'll need to start a hat pin collection, as they can be quite striking. The RS is for: "Reinhold Schlegelmilch was a porcelain manufacturer in Suhl, Germany, founded in the 19th century." Other than that I know very little about this mark; tho' the mark does seem to have been 'misused' over the years.
  4. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 2 years ago
    Oh gosh, another collection, lol. As much as I like this hat pin, I was more curious than anything...to me it wasn't a 'wow' find...more an educational investment but I do love old things with history, now I know :). Murano and antique/unique glass really rocks my boat.

    Thanks for the RS label update, its alwasy nice to know who made what and when.

    You are a wealth of knowledge, always. May I ask, how you know so much about so much? And....thank you for sharing :)
  5. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
    with this pin holder you could limit your hat pin collection to a bakers' dozen. Surely there is someone here on CW sharing their collection: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/fine-jewelry/hatpins/stories

    I've just visited lots of antiques malls over the years and always interested in learning more. Over time I've learned a number of websites that are more reliable than others and try to confirm info from independent sources. I love learning from others here at CW and enjoy reading the many stories.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The RS label is bogus-- this is a MODERN made piece. These are often sold as authentic RS pieces after the sticker is removed. These and similar fake RSP items were all over antique malls in the 80s and 90s when Prussia prices were at their highest.

    The feel of real RSP is the easiest way to tell it from these clunky repros.

    I hope that you didn't pay much.

    scott
  7. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 2 years ago
    Hi Scott, I paid $1 just because I was curious as to what it was and wanted to research the label, so no I didn't pay too much. Thanks for the info....

    Rhonda

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