Reinhold and Erdmann Schlegelmilch were long thought to be brothers jointly operating one factory, but they actually ran two different factories located in Suhl, Germany in direct competition with one another.Collecting organizations often continue research for years ferreting out truths and discarding inaccuracies, which is another good reason for joining up with them to exchange information whenever possible and utilizing the resources they provide .Thank you for visiting our site, Allen Marcus President, International Association of R. Although not known until long after the fact, a detailed history of the ownership and economic fortunes of the Reinhold Schlegelmilch Porcelain Factory was described in Brend Hartwich's 1984 thesis. Perhaps the best discussion of the inaccuracies concerning Reinhold's porcelain factory can be found in the first part of Capers Notes on the Marks of Prussia, (Alphabet Printing Inc., 1996).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.Welcome to the official website of the International Association of R. We invite you to see what we are all about and explore the many reasons for becoming a member. Our recent seminars have included presentations that covered factory history in Tillowitz, Poland; "Marks and Mysteries", Rare and Unusual items ("show and tell" meetings), and information on insuring collectibles.
It is also good to know (according to the International Association of R. Prussia Collectors website) that most of the historical information on this type of porcelain published prior to 1994 appears to be largely inaccurate.
Erdmann's factory, in contrast, was founded and originally owned by Leonhard Schlegelmilch.
Later on, Oscar, Julius Martin, and Carl Schlegelmilch had a hand in owning and/or running the factory.
For more on the history of RS Prussia and RS Germany porcelain, click here.
To see a more complete listing of porcelain marking, go to: Porcelain Marks.