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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

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(3pc) Roseville Pottery Vases
Oct 30, 10:00 AM MST
(3pc) Roseville Pottery Vases
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$406 Bids
Ransbottom Stoneware Crock Roseville OH
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CDT
Ransbottom Stoneware Crock Roseville OH
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $40- $80
$201 Bid
Vintage 1947 Roseville Pottery Double Handled Green Vase Snowberry Pattern IV2-7, EC
Jan 08, 1:00 PM EST
Vintage 1947 Roseville Pottery Double Handled Green Vase Snowberry Pattern IV2-7, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
1940's Roseville Pottery Magnolia Creamer 4C and Open Sugar 4S, EC
Jan 08, 1:00 PM EST
1940's Roseville Pottery Magnolia Creamer 4C and Open Sugar 4S, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Vintage Roseville Pottery Magnolia Pattern Double Handle Planter Brown, 388-6, EC
Jan 08, 1:00 PM EST
Vintage Roseville Pottery Magnolia Pattern Double Handle Planter Brown, 388-6, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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6 Pc of Roseville
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
6 Pc of Roseville
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $250- $500
$1001 Bid
Vintage Roseville Zephyr Lily Green Basket, 393-7, EC
Jan 08, 1:00 PM EST
Vintage Roseville Zephyr Lily Green Basket, 393-7, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Grp: 2 Roseville Futura Ceramic Wares
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CDT
Grp: 2 Roseville Futura Ceramic Wares
by Revere Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1601 Bid
Roseville Pottery, Metal Canon Display & more
Oct 31, 9:00 AM MST
Roseville Pottery, Metal Canon Display & more
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
The Collectors Encyclopedia Roseville Pottery
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
The Collectors Encyclopedia Roseville Pottery
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
The Collectors Encyclopedia Of Roseville Pottery
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
The Collectors Encyclopedia Of Roseville Pottery
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Roseville Pottery Donatello Jardinière and Pedestal
Jan 08, 1:00 PM EST
Roseville Pottery Donatello Jardinière and Pedestal
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
EARLY ROSEVILLE FUTURA HANDLED JARDINIÈRE. 10"
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
EARLY ROSEVILLE FUTURA HANDLED JARDINIÈRE. 10"
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Peter Max - Roseville Series: Profile
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Peter Max - Roseville Series: Profile
by Dane Fine Art Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$3500 Bids
Versace Rosenthal Primavera Teapot
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
Versace Rosenthal Primavera Teapot
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $200- $250
$1500 Bids
Versace Rosenthal Medusa Coffee Pot
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
Versace Rosenthal Medusa Coffee Pot
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
Roseville Donatello Art Pottery Jardiniere
Oct 29, 9:30 AM EDT
Roseville Donatello Art Pottery Jardiniere
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Antique Roseville Fuschia Art Pottery Handle Vase c1930
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Roseville Fuschia Art Pottery Handle Vase c1930
by Winfield Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Roseville Pottery Donatello 1916 Center Bowl 53-7, As-Is, 9" Dia x 2 1/2"H
Jan 08, 1:00 PM EST
Roseville Pottery Donatello 1916 Center Bowl 53-7, As-Is, 9" Dia x 2 1/2"H
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Grp: 3 Roseville Carnelian Pottery Vases
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CDT
Grp: 3 Roseville Carnelian Pottery Vases
by Revere Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Three Roseville stoneware dog bowls/crocks
Nov 06, 11:00 AM EDT
Three Roseville stoneware dog bowls/crocks
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
An Art Deco Pottery Vase
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
An Art Deco Pottery Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $225- $2,250
$2250 Bids
An Unmarked Roseville? Pitcher
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
An Unmarked Roseville? Pitcher
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
An Antique Roseville Pottery Vase
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
An Antique Roseville Pottery Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids

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