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This vase was made by the German company, Lazarus Straus & Sons, often called Royal Rudolstadt. The US branch was known as the New York and Rudolstadt Pottery Co, and this particular mark indicates that the vase was made at the Rudolstadt Works between 1895 and 1924. (Information comes from Chris Marshall's "Porcelain Marks and More" site.) The company has really never gotten the respect in deserves, and this excellent vase shows that great respect is deserved. It's exquisite in form, subtle coloring, and execution.
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