Roseville's first years
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Roseville's first years

I'm very excited to be starting this conversation about 20th century antiques/objects. First this week I want to bring attention to an aspect of Roseville pottery: in its early days before it became the recognizable pottery it is among collectors around the world.  One of the early founders George  Young  joined the company in 1891. After incorporation in 1892 Mr. Young served as secretary/general manager. I find interesting parallels in the struggle he  had back then to  believe he could sell luxury items in a demanding economy. Much like today, it takes total belief that what one does will be marketable and financially successful in our very stressed out economy. And yet  Roseville pottery has survived and after a few years of depressed prices (2008-2011), (many patterns being bought at 1980's prices!) is making a resurgence.  I never wavered in my belief it's truly indicative of a distinct American view of naturalistic themes set in clay. I would like to hear from you. I will be posting something about 20th century antiques weekly. Ciao :D

6 Comments to Roseville's first years:

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Rosemary on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 11:26 PM
I'm glad you took the plunge, Maria. Wishing you all the best, my friend.
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Phyllis on Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:56 AM
It's a very fun website! I look forward to watching it change and trend. Will see you and "stuff" at the 'Grayslake' February event for sure. Enjoy the 'work' :) hugs Phyl
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Pat Minarich on Monday, January 28, 2013 1:02 PM
BEAUTIFUL Roseville pottery. I wish it were mine.
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