Understanding Roseville Pottery (Schiffer Book For Collectors)
Publish Date: 2002-08-30
Author: Mark Bassett
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With over 800 stunning color photographs, this book displays ceramics once proclaimed to be the fastest-selling decorative art pottery, Roseville's Artcraft, Cherub Cameo, Donatello, Pine Cone Modern, and Wincraft lines. The thorough text explores the history of the famous Roseville Pottery Company, from its beginnings in Roseville, Ohio, in 1890 through its closure in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1954. The roles played by key staff members, Frederic Grant, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Ben Seibel, and George Young are detailed, and previously unpublished manufacturer's marks are shown. Rare Della Robbia and Olympic items are featured along with experimental and trial glaze wares from Roseville's glaze chemist George Krause. This book has important new findings for all who are interested in twentieth century art pottery.