Posted 10 years ago
Vases Add Variety and Elegance to R. S. Prussia Collections
When studying the various products created by the Reinhold Schleglemilch (R. S. Prussia) and Erdman Schlegelmilch factories of Prussia and Tillowitz, one gains a realization and great appreciation of the styles, shapes and colors that were manufactured and sold. Vases especially show the creativity, variety, elegant design, striking colors and subtle shading that originated from both factories. When displayed with bowls, plates, tankards, and chocolate sets that one may have in his or her collection, vases stand out and accentuate the overall collection with their prominent styles and décor.
The types of vases that especially draw collector interest are those that were made during the art nouveau period of the first decade of the 1900s. These are characterized by the elaborate handles and flared or bulbous shapes. Vases frequently serve to compliment similar pieces and sets, such as bowls, plates, chocolate sets and tankards. Being prominent and highly decorative objects, vases provide an added degree of elegance and distinction to the display. RSP collectors’ interests usually extend to the full range of products – bowls, plates, chocolate sets, tankards, and so forth. Vases are often considered to be the most sought-after objects that collectors seek with enthusiasm. Vases often bring higher prices in auction sales. Add some cobalt and a portrait or two, and a vase can sell for thousands of dollars.
The following photos show a variety of R. S. and E. S. Prussia shapes, design and colors. Many examples appear in the reference books produced over the last forty years, especially those books by Eileen Barlock, Mary Frank Gaston, Lee and Carol Marple, and Mary McCaslin. As with all of the distinctive Reinhold and Erdman Schlegelmilch products, vases have a timeless appeal.