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Posted 7 years ago


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It was in my grandparent's house and I was wondering what the insignia meant. It says Bavaria above, then it has the letters R-W-C on it. Inside the triangle is a rose. Any help is much appreciated!

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  1., 6 years ago
    Some interesting info:
    To:- Bavaria RWC or RCW Triangle Porcelain Mark With Flower

    I then did a bit more digging and found this company listed as the Retsch & Co Porcelain Factory of Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany. The date of establishment was hard to pin down as various accounts say different dates. Some say founded in 1854, some 1884, some 1885 and others 1891.

    Some report the company as surviving to this day and others say it closed in 2006. I found an address for them, so it might be worth checking if you really want to know.
    Porzellanfabrik Retsch GmbH & Co. KG
    Egerstraße 132
    95632 Wunsiedel, Deutschland
    09232 972-0

    This "RCW Bavaria" backstamp, is reported to have been first used post World War I. I then looked under "Retsch" in Kovels and found the same flower device porcelain mark (minus the triangle) in the 'flower section'. According to Kovels the flower without the triangle dates from the 1950's on.

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  2. wingletts wingletts, 6 years ago
    Thanks Peter, that is very interesting as I have a beautiful bowl that has the triangle with flower in it on this site still looking for pattern this is Irridescent bowl. Love this very much.

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