Roseville Pottery Company was founded in 1890, in Roseville, Ohio, by J.F. Weaver. They produced many types of art pottery, with molded decorations using fruit and flowers being one of the more common decorations, along with stoneware flower pots and other household items.
They were incorporated in 1892, with George Young as general manager. By 1896, George Young had controlling interest of the company. In 1898, they purchased the Midland Pottery Company. They opened a second plant in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1898, after purchasing the Clark Stoneware Company. Designer Ross C. Purdy introduced their first art pottery line in 1900, Rozane, which was very similar to Rookwood’s “Standard Glaze” line. The Rozane name was a combination of Roseville and Zanesville. In 1904, Roseville’s Rozane Mongol won first prize at the St. Louis Exposition. By 1905, the company was producing over 5,000 pieces a day, had over 300 people working for them and four plants. From 1904 – 1909, Frederick Rhead was the art director of Roseville. In 1915, Harry W. Rhead became Roseville’s new art director, designing the popular Donatello line. From 1917 – 1954, Frank Ferrell was the art director for Roseville, producing over 80 new lines. 1953 was the year Roseville produced its last designs.
Roseville closed down in 1954, after the Mosaic Tile Company bought the facilities and name and New England Ceramics bought all the Rosevills dies and molds.
Roseville Pottery Marks
Roseville Pottery Company
Roseville Pottery Patterns, Lines
Bowls and Birds
Della Robbia – most sought after
Rozane, Rozane Egypto, Rozane Mongol
Popular Roseville Pottery
Flower Pots – painted flower pot
Mugs – cupidon mug, drinking mug
Vases – golden azure vase
Roseville Artists, Designers
Frederick Hurten Rhead
John J. Herold
Roseville Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$