Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rose Collection for Thursday Show and Tell

I thought about showing you one bowl each week. Since I purchased them as a collection and always think of them as such, it is only right that I post about them together.

The lustreware bowls are in surprisingly good shape. I believe they were produced in the early 1900's.

The details are exquisite. All of these pieces are without chips, although some of the rose patterns have worn spots.

Are you able to make out the letters? I've tried, with no luck.

                                             One of the bowls has a cluster of grapes.

It is edged with raised dots and just a touch of green on the scalloped edges.

Look at the shadow of leaves created in the white part of the bowl.

As you can see, each one is different. On this rose bowl, the raised leaves are embellished with an outline of gold.

Again, beautiful pink, white, and deep rose colored flowers.

What makes this one so unique is the fluted back. It is still a pure white with no flaws.

Do you see the laurel swag gold design around the edges?

The identifying mark reads RCW Bavaria. The bowl was produced by Retsch & Co. of Wunsiedel (a city and district in Northeast Bavaria). This symbol was used immediately after World War I.

Once again, beautiful delicate roses have been applied to the center of the bowl.

A pink rose from my garden....
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
William Shakespeare
Meggie Mac


  1. Beautiful bowls, can see why you treasure them. Have a wonderful day. Heather

    1. Thanks, Heather.... I just can't pass up a bowl when it is a bargain.

  2. What a lovely collection, Meggie. I wonder whether the decoration on the second one could possibly be of white currants, rather than grapes? I've just been picking currants, so my eyes could easily be deceived! The painted roses are a delight in those soft and pretty colours.

    1. You are probably right about the currants....I don't believe I have every seen them growing in this part of the country.

  3. They are lovely Meggie. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  4. My mother was very fond of roses. She would have loved those bowls.

  5. I just love the old plates like yours, so pretty. I have a couple of bowls and I need to dig them out and look at them again..

  6. Lovely plates, take care of them. Have a nice weekend.


  7. The plates are lovely. I like that Bavarian china, I have some pieces of that era.

    Thank you for your lovely comment about my garden, I do love my garden and only wish I had more time to spend there.



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