Because fakes and replicas or reproductions abound, it is extremely important to be knowledgeable of the Prussia marks, molds, and transfers in determining authenticity. There are many different molds in the Prussia world.
Mary Frank Gaston’s four book series identify many of the Prussia molds by number. Many of the older style Prussia molds have been identified in Leland and Carol Marple’s books.
Prussia in antique publications prior to 1994 is incorrect.
Information in his thesis was not available in America until the translation was published in 1993 (Int'l Society R. For a long time, it was thought that Reinhold and Erdmann were brothers who jointly owned or ran the factory at Suhl, Germany.
The factory mark was the initials "RS" in red encircled by a green wreath beneath a red five-pointed star.
Reinhold Schlegelmilch had two sons, Arnold Schlegelmilch and Ehrhard Schlegelmilch.
Ehrhard Schlegelmilch operated the factory in Suhl, and during this period, most of the pieces exported to the United States bore the "RS Prussia" mark stamped in red.
Prussia China Oblong Serving Dish/shallow Bowl, Red Steeple Mark #1, Early Elegant Rs Prussia Demitasse Cup/saucer Set Pink Roses Antg Haviland Limoges France Heavy Gold Pink Rose Oval Serving Bowl Scalloped Unmarked Prussia Style Porcelain Bowl Scenic Windmill Pink & Yellow Roses Decal Porcelain Cake Plate Marked Rs Prussia Antique Hand Painted Plate, Royal Rudolstadt Prussia ,signed Plate By- Rs Germany Prussia Mustard Pot With Spoon Orange Poppies Marked Gold Trim Beautiful-antique Beyer & Bock Prussia Plate W_ Handpainted Pink & Red Roses Antique R.s.
Approximately the first fifty numbered molds in her books have popular names for those molds. Even though some of the Prussia resource books are no longer in print, they can still be found on e Bay, Amazon.com, at auctions, and from Association members.
For more information about Prussia resource books, visit the books page on this site. Join those who have already walked the path in search of Prussia.
Knobs on coffee pot lids, teapots, and sugar bowls should receive a thorough inspection as prime candidates for being re-glued after being broken off.
Running a finger along bowl edges, plates, and pots will detect any rough spots where chips and less severe "chigger bites" may be hiding.