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.