Friday, March 23, 2012

Gift from Silesia


This beauty was a birthday gift to me from my youngest daughter many years ago. In searching the Internet, I believe it is called a "Cracker Jar".







The details are exquisite....












Delicate roses in soft colors are painted on a background of dusty rose.


Have you seen this watermark before? It is the only piece, in my collection, to have the words OHME Silesia. If you would like to read more about the Silesia watermark, click here.

The largest part of the Silesia region is located in Poland. Smaller parts are in the Czech Republic and Germany. The factory that made this piece was located in Germany.


Another porcelain piece I have acquired over the years, is this plate.


It appears, in the photo, to be out of focus. In reality, the work is muted soft tones.





Are you familiar with the RS mark? If you are interested in learning about the RS Germany, RS Prussia, and RS Tillowitz porcelain, here is an interesting article.











I started calling some of my posts Show and Tell because I remembered my children doing this for a school project. One day a week, they were to bring something from home to share with their classmates.

I hope you have enjoyed another Show and Tell from my life on the farm in the Blackland Prairie of Texas.

Meggie Mac

8 comments:

  1. I love that sugar bowl the colors are beautiful....continue to share away!

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    1. I'm glad you like them. The gardening chores are taking up so much of my time that this is the first time I've been on since I posted this morning. I'm headed to your blog after the reply.

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  2. Show and Tell, what a good idea! Thank you for your show:)

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    1. So glad you looked at my Show and Tell today. There are more to come.

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  3. What is the size? As a "cracker barrel" what could be sotored in it? Could it be used for crackers? Very pretty.

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    1. I guess when I was writing the post, I was thinking about food and wrote Cracker Barrel( the restaurant). I should have said jar. The size is 8 1/2" tall and 7" wide.

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  4. I love the cracker barrel Meggie. The colours and the roses are just beautiful - so delicate. I'm really enjoying seeing the pieces you have.

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    1. Oh Scarlet, I hope you will laugh when I tell you I made a mistake when I did the post. Sometimes I have too much on my to do lists! When I was writing the post, I meant to say "cracker jar". I also should have said it is quite large. It is 8 1/2" tall and 7" in diameter at the widest part. I'm so glad you enjoy my Show and Tell.

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