Archives for June 2009

Social Media – Just Art Pottery

After much encouragement we are finally started to use social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. So if you are a member of either or are interested in joining see the links below to follow us on Twitter and become of fans of Just Art Pottery and Roseville Pottery on Facebook. 

We intend to the use the social media sites to better connect with collectors and to update customers on special sales and new additions to our inventory. We will also provide additional information related to art pottery.

Join the Just Art Pottery Facebook Fan Page

Greg Myroth

Just Art Pottery

Top 10 Pottery Searches on for May 2009

The top ten searched pottery categories on for May 2009 are below:

Roseville Pottery – Shape Number and Pattern Index Pages

We often get questions from Roseville pottery collectors trying to identify a pattern name by the shape DSC_0073z number on the bottom of their vase.  We now have an online resource to provide some assistance to Roseville collectors in matching up shape numbers with a pattern name. 

It is definitely still a work in progress, but collectors can now browse the majority of the documented shape numbers for each Roseville pattern.  Look here for the index of shape numbers for Roseville pottery patterns

To review Roseville pottery marks, in 1936, Roseville began using a die-impressed Roseville and the corresponding shape number and size in script. For example Roseville 747-10 would refer to a Roseville Pinecone vase that would be approximately 10" in height. 

Beginning in 1940, the pottery started marking pieces with a raised Roseville USA mark along with the corresponding shape number and size.  Earlier middle period Roseville produced between 1927 and 1935 would have been marked with only paper or foil labels and sometimes with the corresponding shape number and size in red or black crayon.

Additional Roseville Pottery Resources:

Shop for Roseville Pottery
Roseville Pottery Marks

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Roseville Pottery Auction

I recently attended a large Roseville Pottery live auction in Indiana and was pleasantly surprised to see that prices seemed strong across the board for a wide variety of patterns.  The auction contained many, many damaged and repaired pieces and mostly later floral patterns such as Apple Blossom, Silhouette, Magnolia, Bittersweet, etc.  The number of higher quality, middle period Roseville patterns was limited.  Still the auction was well attended and prices remained strong throughout the day.

A few of the auction results for mint condition pieces are noted below:

  • Roseville Silhouette Red 710-10" Basket, $400
  • Roseville Silhouette Green 709-8" Basket, $320
  • Roseville Bittersweet Grey 886-12" Vase, $275
  • Roseville Silhouette Red 729-12" Bowl, $230
  • Roseville Pinecone Green Hanging Basket, $400
  • Roseville Artwood 1052-8" Yellow Double Vase, $150
  • Roseville Pinecone Blue 632-5" Jardiniere $400
  • Roseville Pinecone Blue 712-12" Vase $1025
  • Roseville Zephyr Lily Blue 393-7" Basket, $175
  • Roseville Snowberry Blue 1BK-8" Basket, $200

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