Roseville Pottery is probably the most collected American art pottery today. This pottery was made in Roseville, Ohio, beginning around 1890, until the company closed in 1954. This pottery is so desired and collected, that buyers have to be wary of reproductions from China. There are several excellent online references to help novice collectors avoid these Chinese fakes.
My inlaws received some Roseville Pottery pieces as wedding gifts in the 1940s. My mother-in-law gave me two pieces of Roseville blue Freesia several years ago, and I treasure them.
Here I have a beautiful Roseville pottery piece from the line called Velmoss Scroll. This line dates to circa 1916, and features carved flowers on a cream background. This Roseville piece is unmarked, but it is shown on page 80 of "The Collectors Encyclopedia of ROSEVILLE POTTERY", by Sharon and Bob Huxford, Second Series (copyright 1980, values updated 1997). It is in good condition for its age, but please note there is crazing, and a bit of discoloration, as is common on these old pieces. There is also a tight hairline on the top rim (see last picture in listing), and a small area that looks like a defect or small flake on the rim. Still a pretty piece, with the carved red roses, thorny stems, and leaves; pieces of this lovely, old Roseville pattern are not found that frequently.
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