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Meeting Highlights & Program


April 2014


Ed delivered an amazing program on Roseville wall pockets.  He started the discussion with a brief history of the company.  Roseville was in business from 1890 to 1954, originally in Roseville, Ohio, and later moving to Zanesville, Ohio.  Their initial offerings in the original location included flower pots, cuspidors, and painted ware.  After moving to Zanesville, the initial offerings included bird baths, umbrella stands, and painted ware.  Roseville wanted to create art pottery and make it available to a wider audience.  They competed with companies like Owens and Weller; artists frequently moved among the companies, taking styles and techniques with them.  The first major pattern hit was Della Robbia in 1906.  The most extensive pattern in the company’s history was Pine Cone, which debuted in 1935.  Art pottery production peaked around World War II.  After the war, foreign imports and changing tastes spelled the end of the line for most potteries.  In a final effort at capturing the public, Roseville commissioned noted designer Ben Seibel to create the Raymor dinner line, an extensive and impressive array of shapes, colors, and glazes.  Though considered today a masterpiece of American dinnerware, Raymor did not save the company and Roseville closed its doors in 1954.

Included in the display were the following wall pockets:

  • Front row:

    • Dahlrose, small, from the mid 1920s

    • Rosecraft, brown, circa 1916

    • Carnelian II

    • Florentine I, large

    • Dahlrose, large, from the mid 1920s

    • Snowberry, green

    • Moss, circa 1936

    • Fuchsia, circa 1938

    • Sunflower

    • Earlam, circa 1930

  • Back row:

    • Zephyr Lily, green, circa 1946

    • Freesia, green, circa 1926

    • Tuscany, circa 1924

    • Carnelian I, made from 1915 to 1927

    • Carnelian II

    • Florentine I, small

    • Imperial I

    • Bushberry, brown, circa 1941

    • Carnelian I

    • Gardenia, circa 1950




Show & Tell

Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.




Westmoreland blue bowl


US Glass Amberina flower arranger


Consolidated Reuben Blue Catalonian violet vase


US Glass clear Connecticut cake stand, circa 1900


On the left is a Utility Glass Company Vaseline and amber footed tumbler from the 1920s

On the right is a Cambridge La Rosa Caprice rose bowl


Fenton Vaseline Hobnail fan vase from the 1940s or 1950s


Two cocktails with rooster head stems in light green and amethyst, possibly made from a Heisey mold


On the left and upper-right are two Swanky Swig tumblers with the red Tulip #2 decoration

In the center and lower-right is a red Fostoria decanter and whiskey tumbler


Imperial Glass clear Cape Cod #160-55 oval relish with design on rim, made between 1953 and 1955