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."