Dating rs prussia marks
The term that rules will always be what collectors recognize, especially when it comes to buying and selling.And in this case, people associate Royal Vienna with what they reference as the beehive mark.
Well, not if you want to sell a piece through an ad or in the online marketplace.Founded by Reinhold Schlegelmilch in what is now Suhl, Germany, R. Prussia produced ornate and floral porcelain objects for export beginning in the late 1800s. Prussia pieces through World War I, two of the most recognized from this period were the green wreath mark with "R. Prussia" in red letters and the Steeple mark, so-called because of its steeple outline. RS Prussia appears in several marks used on porcelain before 1917.Reinhold Schlegelmilch started his porcelain works in Suhl, Germany, in 1869.Reinhold Schlegelmilch opened a factory in Suhl, in the province of Thuringia Germany in 1969.
In 1894 he opened a second factory in Tillowitz in upper Silesia, Germany.
So what should you do to accurately describe a piece?
It’s really best to use both terms – beehive and shield – just to make sure you attract casual buyers who search on “beehive” and others who know the correct terminology.
The fakes will almost always have a mark on the bottom.(Many real RS Prussia pieces are marked and many are unmaked.) Study, study, study.
Because an item has one or more bids on it is no guarantee that the piece is real.
Prussia pieces tended to focus on classical and scenic themes.