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Roseville Pottery

A beacon of artistic ingenuity in east central Ohio, Roseville Pottery Company produced streamlined yet striking designs from the late 19th to the 20th century. Channeling the American Arts and Crafts movement, Roseville pieces are characterized by simple yet sophisticated shapes complemented by bright, brilliant color.

Established by J. F. Weaver in 1890, Roseville Pottery was incorporated two years later and began carving their niche out of the field of stoneware pieces. Success and expansion to include other pottery companies resulted in a move of Roseville to Zanesville, Ohio in 1898. At the turn of the century, Roseville ventured into art pottery, thanks to the initial designs of artist Ross C. Purdy. Soon after, Frederick Hurten Rhead came to work as art director for Roseville, accelerating the success of Roseville's designs on the market.

Responding to demands for pieces in the American Arts and Crafts style, Roseville embodied the clean lines and brilliant color indicative of the approach. The result was art pottery that was indeed timeless, in demand as much in the early 20th century as it is today.


Quick Facts

  • Roseville's first art pottery line was called "Rozane." The name, conjured by designer Ross C. Purdy, was a mashup of the company's two city locations, Roseville and Zanesville
  • One of the most celebrated lines of the early 20th century was the Pine Cone line, which debuted around 1930. Characterized by their brilliant green and brown glazes, the Pine Cone line included more than 150 different shapes
  • Though Roseville Pottery shuttered its doors in 1953, the facilities stayed in production: the Mosaic Tile Company purchased the factory the following year

Recommended Items at Auction

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Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Double-Handled Vase
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Double-Handled Vase
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$7012 Bids
Roseville Pottery "Pinecone" Jardiniere & Pedestal
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Roseville Pottery "Pinecone" Jardiniere & Pedestal
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$1,6009 Bids
Roseville Freesia Art Pottery Jardinere 669-8
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Freesia Art Pottery Jardinere 669-8
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$467 Bids
Roseville Art Pottery Florentine Umbrella Stand
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Roseville Art Pottery Florentine Umbrella Stand
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$957 Bids
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Pair of Vases - Arts & Crafts
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Pair of Vases - Arts & Crafts
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$506 Bids
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Flower Frog and Low Console Bowl Arts & Crafts
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Flower Frog and Low Console Bowl Arts & Crafts
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$326 Bids
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Pillow Vase Arts & Crafts
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Pillow Vase Arts & Crafts
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$506 Bids
Roseville La Rose Art Pottery Vase
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville La Rose Art Pottery Vase
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$426 Bids
Roseville Snowberry 1947 Mid Century Modern Blue Pottery Vase 1V2-12
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Snowberry 1947 Mid Century Modern Blue Pottery Vase 1V2-12
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$426 Bids
Roseville Clematis Group of Three Art Pottery Pieces
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Clematis Group of Three Art Pottery Pieces
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$656 Bids
Roseville Art Pottery Silhouette Russet Basket 710-10
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Art Pottery Silhouette Russet Basket 710-10
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$306 Bids
Roseville Bleeding Heart Art Pottery Flower Frog, Sea Blue
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Bleeding Heart Art Pottery Flower Frog, Sea Blue
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$425 Bids
Roseville Carnelian II 9 in. Double Handled Vase Mottled Glaze
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Carnelian II 9 in. Double Handled Vase Mottled Glaze
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$405 Bids
Roseville Pottery Foxglove 43-6" Art Pottery
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Pottery Foxglove 43-6" Art Pottery
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$325 Bids
HTF Roseville Falline Double Handled Art Pottery Vase
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
HTF Roseville Falline Double Handled Art Pottery Vase
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$325 Bids
Very Nice Vintage Roseville Art Pottery Pitcher
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Very Nice Vintage Roseville Art Pottery Pitcher
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$184 Bids
Very Nice Vintage Roseville Art Pottery Bowl
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Very Nice Vintage Roseville Art Pottery Bowl
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$214 Bids
HTF Roseville Falline Double Handled Art Pottery Vase
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
HTF Roseville Falline Double Handled Art Pottery Vase
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$244 Bids
Roseville Cosmos Art Potery Vase Green
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Cosmos Art Potery Vase Green
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$424 Bids
Roseville Snowberry 1947 Mid Century Modern Green Pottery Vase 1V-6
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Snowberry 1947 Mid Century Modern Green Pottery Vase 1V-6
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$224 Bids
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Double Handled Vase Arts & Crafts
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Double Handled Vase Arts & Crafts
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$324 Bids
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Double Ear Handled Vase Arts & Crafts
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Carnelian II Art Pottery Double Ear Handled Vase Arts & Crafts
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$404 Bids
Roseville Peony Green Art Pottery Vase and Planter
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Roseville Peony Green Art Pottery Vase and Planter
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$364 Bids
Very Nice Vintage Roseville Art Pottery Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Very Nice Vintage Roseville Art Pottery Vase
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$193 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Roseville Pottery


Plain City Auction

Plain City Auction

Fontaine's Auction Gallery

Fontaine's Auction Gallery

California Historical Design, Inc

California Historical Design, Inc

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn