Roseville Pottery Company

Roseville Pottery Co. was founded in Roseville, Ohio in 1890, before a second plant was opened in 1898. By the turn of the century, the company focused on producing fine art pottery as well as their traditional, utilitarian pieces. Though World War II affected production, the company successfully existed through 1954.

Prior to 1936, Roseville fine art pottery was either unmarked, or marked by stamp or sticker. Post 1936, the Roseville name was marked on the bottom of the pottery, along with a number that represents a pattern number, followed by a number that represents the piece’s size in inches. Each piece is molded to a pattern-mold, and hand-painted. Thus, each piece of pottery boasts the intimacy of the artist’s touch, and is unique even within its pattern and type.