What’s the difference between RRP Roseville and Roseville Pottery? More Than McCoy sells vintage American Pottery including RRP Roseville Pottery and Roseville Pottery. RRP Roseville is not reproduction pottery! Checkout this article for more infomation!
RRP is the abbreviated name for the Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Co. RRP started in business in Roseville Ohio around 1900 and continued until very recently. Roseville Pottery Co. started in 1892 in Roseville, Ohio, but then moved to Zanesville, Ohio, and went out of business in 1954.
Both RRP Roseville and the Roseville Pottery Co. produced utilitarian items like chamber pots, cuspidors, crocks, spongeware, cookie jars, lamps, novelties, pet feeders, ashtrays, pitchers, bowls, kitchenware, umbrella stands, flower pots, and jugs, and they both produced Art Pottery. (see pg. 177, The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Roseville Pottery by Sharon Huxford, 1976 edition; and Sanford’s Guide to The Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Co., by Sharon Skillman, pg. 129).
However, Roseville Pottery, produced much more Art Pottery than RRP Roseville. And, Roseville Pottery is currently much more expensive to purchase than RRP Roseville. However, now that RRP Roseville is out of business, prices will likely start climbing as items become more difficult to find.
Roseville Pottery lines include the famous Rozane Ware, which was Roseville’s first art line. This pottery had dark backgrounds with portraits of people, animals, American Indians and floral motifs. That line of pottery was a response to the popular Weller Louwelsa line, Rookwood Pottery and others. Other Roseville lines include Chloron, Cremo, Cameo, Holland, Mostique, Raymor, Donatello, Lotus, Blackberry, Carnelian, Clematis, and many more. Many Roseville items are also artist signed.
RRP Roseville made some Art Pottery, but is really better known for its strong, durable, functional pottery that most American housewives and farmers actually used on a daily basis. Collectors of RRP Roseville love their hand painted crocks, the large oil jars, umbrella stands, the early blue and white pottery, birdbath inserts, cookie jars, planters, and kitchenware items. And, despite not being known for their Art Pottery, their Art Pottery was every bit as beautiful and well-made as Roseville, just not as expensive!
Some of the better known lines of RRP Roseville include: Modern Apple, Suburban, (spongeware), Rustic, Tionesta Art Ware, Old Colony, Williamsburg Pioneer, Wheat, Plymouth Colony, Victoria, and more!
The picture for this newsletter shows a jardineire and pedestal made by RRP Roseville, and it was made from a Weller mold. After the Weller Pottery Co. closed in the 1940’s, RRP bought some of their molds! That jard and ped is shown in the book on RRP Roseville Pottery and is for sale at More Than McCoy!
More Than McCoy sells both RRP Roseville Pottery and Roseville Pottery, as well as many other great lines of vintage American pottery for collectors and decorators. In fact, pottery was my first passion and is a specialty of mine! So if you are looking for a special piece to accent your décor, stop in and browse More Than McCoy, on-line stores at the Tias and Go Antiques webmalls!
At MTM we are collectors as well as dealers. I am also an Attorney and my husband is a CFA. As the name of the store implies, we carry much more than just