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posted on December 20, 2007 01:05:41 PM new
I have an 8" pitcher that I believe is Roseville but am having trouble reading the rest of the mark on the bottom. Can anyone help me out?

[ edited by niel35 on Dec 20, 2007 01:07 PM ]
posted on December 20, 2007 01:16:33 PM new
Hi. I have a small collection of that pottery. It was MADE in Roseville, but I don't think it's really "Roseville"..I could be wrong. The second word is Ransbottom. It isn't too old..maybe made in the last 20 years...nice pottery, though..

posted on December 20, 2007 01:35:08 PM new
Robinson Ransbottom.

posted on December 20, 2007 01:38:29 PM new
Also called RRP Roseville.

This is a discontinued pattern but I don't remember if it has a specific name.

posted on December 20, 2007 01:58:34 PM new
Thanks for you replies. What does the "P" stand for in RRP ?
Over to the right of Roseville is is blurry but ends in O, so must be Ohio.

Oops, must mean Pottery. OK
[ edited by niel35 on Dec 20, 2007 01:59 PM ]
posted on December 20, 2007 02:26:07 PM new
P=Pottery. Robinson Rainsbottom Pottery, Roseville Ohio
The "pattern" is spongeware.
[ edited by max40 on Dec 20, 2007 02:27 PM ]
posted on December 20, 2007 03:00:35 PM new
Thanks Max. I wonder what the difference is between spongeware and spatterware??

posted on December 20, 2007 03:17:09 PM new
Spongeware actually had designers/decorators who applied glaze with sponges. Spatterware can be done with sticks and other items that are used to apply the glaze.

There are probably plenty of examples of each and even some that are combinations.

Spatterware can also be referred to as "Stickspatter" because "sticks" were used.


Never explain -- Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
~ Elbert Hubbard
posted on December 20, 2007 03:30:39 PM new
Thanks Wayne - thats good to know

posted on December 20, 2007 05:11:27 PM new
Spongeware LOOKS like sponge patterns. Spatter ware looks as though someone has aimed a full paint brush at the pottery and flipped it. At least, that's what I've always believed.
posted on December 20, 2007 05:14:28 PM new
Thanks Adele. Just learning about this application on pottery. Interesting??
I guess you have much cooler weather up there.
Are the deer/moose still coming for the food you put out for the bird and squirrels. My daughter lives in Fallbrook and she says it is much cooler. n

posted on December 20, 2007 06:16:20 PM new
Neva: The deer are still around, but the repellent I used on the perimeter of our property worked well all summer. Those neighbors up the road from us who spend $400 a month on deer food (!!!!!) attract them all and are doing them no favors, I think, by feeding them. When the deer are through up there, they wander down into our neighborhood and can be a real nuisance. The older ones smell the repellent and won't come into the yard; the young ones (there were two sets of twins this year) don't know any better. These groups of deer actually are pets, I say, but not on a leash. I've been asked to call Fish and Game about the problem.

Coyotes come around nearly every day, and the chipmunks and squirrels are still here, too. The birds love the suet feeder.

It's cold up here, about freezing at night, but the cloud patterns on the mountains are beautiful, and the snow the other night, with the moon on it, was equally beautiful.
posted on December 21, 2007 06:49:25 AM new
Sounds like a beautiful place to live with lots of wildlife to enjoy.

posted on December 21, 2007 10:42:13 AM new
Yes, it truly is a wonderful place to live. We consider ourselves very fortunate.
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