The process of taking photos, cataloging and writing about this particular line of pottery has made me fall in love with it all over again.
It always happens.
Moving upstairs to the office/studio, where my pale pink china cabinet holds another shelf of Roseville:
(The shelf below this one holds cream colored McCoy Pottery.)
Starting from the left:
A bud vase in the Clematis pattern. It’s marked “Roseville” 187-7. Seven inches tall. I got it on eBay.
Next to the bud vase is another vase in Clematis. This time, it’s in blue. Marked “Roseville” 108-8. An ebay find.
Next, a console bowl in the Zephyr Lily pattern. This was, I think, my second purchase of Roseville, way back when we lived in San Diego. The only reason I could afford it was because it had that chip you can see on the edge and another chip in the handle. I don’t mind chips and minor flaws. These finds are for me, not for a museum. If the flaw is unacceptable, I don’t buy a piece. If the flaw is relatively minor and I can display it with the damage hidden, I go for it.
Marked “Roseville” 474-8.
Next, one of my favorite finds. This gorgeous vase in the Peony pattern was an eBay find that I had shipped to my temporary digs in Hartford, where it graced the coffee table. Dare I say it? It made the room. It’s in perfect condition.
Here’s the other side. Most Roseville pieces have a variation in the flower design from front to back. If there’s one flower on one side, there will usually be two on the other side. Sometimes the leaves change direction. It’s one of the details that I love. Marked “Roseville” 63-8.
This little vase in the Cosmos pattern seems to be a favorite of many readers. (I love it, too.) It’s marked “Roseville” 946-6.
A basket in the Clematis pattern; same green as in the bud vase I showed you earlier in this post. It was a gift from Barbara. Marked “Roseville” 387-7.
This lovely little vase in the Bleeding Heart pattern is marked “Roseville” 961-4. It was a gift from Barbara, who, though she lives in Canada, manages to find lots of Roseville!
And finally, this lovely vase in the White Rose pattern. Found on eBay. Marked “Roseville” 983-7.
Just a few more to share with you. Roseville lives in other places in my cottage.
These two pieces live on my dresser and Don, apparently, watches over them.
Do you remember that brown piece in the Bushberry pattern that I showed you yesterday? This cornucopia is also Bushberry and happens to be my favorite color combination in that pattern.
Other side. Love, love this piece. It’s marked “Roseville” 154-8. From eBay, several years ago
This bowl in the Apple Blossom pattern holds some of my jewelry. It’s marked “Roseville” 326-6. I’m pretty sure it was an eBay find, but I can’t swear to it.
These two pieces live on the coffee table in the living room. Don really loves these colors and since his chair faces the coffee table, we display them there.
A console bowl in the Clematis pattern. It’s marked “Roseville” 457-8. It’s my best eBay score to date. I got it for $9.95. No one else bid on it. Go figure.
A gorgeous vase in the Magnolia pattern. Next best eBay steal: $13.50. Do you believe it? It’s in perfect condition. Marked “Roseville” 92-8.
This Apple Blossom basket lives on the music cabinet in the den. It’s flawed; there’s a big chip on the other side of the basket. We found it in a local antique shop and the price was so good that Don encouraged me to ‘Get it!” Marked “Roseville” 310-10.
And finally – my most flawed piece; flawed because it was badly packed and arrived in pieces:
I can’t even begin to describe how upset I was!
It’s a window box in the Zephyr Lily pattern. Marked “Roseville” 1393-8.
I glued it back together.
And now it lives on my desk:
Tomorrow, I’ll share some information about Roseville marks and some reference books that I recommend.
It’s hot here! It ‘felt like’ 103 yesterday. More of the same today.