Monday, August 12, 2013

R is for Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company

RRP Company operated in Roseville OH from 1900 through 2005.  Run by the Ransbottom Brothers,  by 1916 it was the largest producer of stoneware jars, bowls and other utilitarian crockery products in the United States.  Marks were varied, including:  R. R. P. Co. inside a four leaf clover impression, Roseville, OH with a crown and number impression, Crown Brand, Old Colony (until 1940), Rustic Ware (until 1960), Luxor with a graphic sphinx, Early American Stoneware, Statue of Liberty graphic impression, and, simply, Made in America.  

The company was founded by Frank Ransbottom, who merged with the Robinson Clay Products Company in 1920 to produce bricks and tile.  The name changed to RRP Co. with the expansion into art pottery and functional goods.  Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company ceased to exist after 105 years, closing its doors in 2005.  These lovely Made in the USA items are plentiful and still can be found at affordable prices to grace your home with timeless beauty.  

 Hobnail pattern, 1941-1943

Shell Drape pattern

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