R.S. Prussia auction to be held July 24 in St. Louis, Mo. Hundreds of pieces of R.S. Prussia – the cream of the crop in the antique porcelain world, and enormously popular among collectors – will be sold without reserve on Satrurday, July 24, in St. Louis.
News-Antique.com - Jun 18,2010 - (ST. LOUIS, Mo.) – Hundreds of pieces of R.S. Prussia – the cream of the crop in the antique porcelain world, and enormously popular among collectors – will be sold without reserve (everything sells, regardless of price) on Saturday, July 24, by Woody Auction at the Holiday Inn Airport West (3700 Rider Trail So.) in St. Louis. The auction will begin promptly at noon (CST).
“This sale could very well be one of the top ten R.S. Prussia auctions ever assembled,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan. “And since it’s being held in conjunction with the International Association of R.S. Prussia's annual meeting, at the same venue, it provides the finest location for collectors interested in this quality line of porcelain.”
Reinhold Schlegelmilch produced R.S. Prussia porcelain at his factory in Suhl, Germany, from the late 1800s through the beginning of World War I. Pieces bearing an “R.S. Prussia” mark in red lettering, surrounded by a green wreath, were made at the turn of the last century. This “red mark” is the most popular and recognized by collectors of R.S. Prussia porcelain.
The July 24 auction will feature the lifetime
collection of Stephen and Susan George, along with additions from four smaller private collections. Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. “Over 250 lots of some of the highest quality porcelain will be offered at this public auction,” Mr. Woody said. “Anyone interested in R.S. Prussia is encouraged to attend.”
Following are some expected highlights of the sale. For a complete listing of all the lots, along with color photos, log on to the Woody Auction website, at www.woodyauction.com.
Chocolate pots are always a hit with collectors and this sale’s got several of them. A few examples include a 9-1/4 inch mold 584 pot with rare 3-scene décor (turkey, swan and bluebird); a 10 ¼ inch ribbon and jewel mold pot with green luster background and melon eaters scenic décor; and a 9-inch icicle mold pot with six matching cups and saucers and swan scene décor.
Tankards will be plentiful. Top lots should include a 15-inch unmarked Prussia lily mold tankard with peacock Tiffany finish border with Potocka portrait décor and gold trim highlights; a 14-inch R.S. steeple mold 7 tankard with iridescent Tiffany background, gold highlights and figural décor; and a nice 11 ¾ inch R.S. Prussia icicle mold tankard with turkey scenic décor.
Additional tankards will include a 14 ¼ inch point and clover mold tall tankard with a dark green background and dice throwers scenic décor; a 13 ¼ inch carnation mold tall tankard with yellow, lavender and peach coloring and fall season portrait décor; and a carnation mold tall tankard with white and lavender satin finish and summer season portrait décor, 13 ¼ inches tall.
Vases will also be offered in abundance. Examples include a 9-inch Royal Vienna floral mold vase with iridescent Tiffany background, gold highlights and medallion figural scenes; a 9 ¼ inch unmarked Prussia two-handled vase, strong cobalt blue