Robinson Ransbottom Pottery (Ohio, USA) 1 Pint Stoneware Low Jar Stenciled with a Blue Wheat Sprig and Spongeware Rim

$ 12.00

A 1 pint stoneware high jar stenciled on the front with a cobalt blue wheat sprig and blue spongeware decoration around the rim.  The jar measures 4 1/2" across and 3 1/2" high.  The bottom is marked "R.R.P. Co. Roseville, Ohio 1 pt. low."  The condition is good, but with age-related glaze crazing present and a tiny no-show nick on the bottom rim. 

Robinson Ransbottom Pottery of Ohio

Frank Ransbottom and his brothers started Ransbottom Pottery in Roseville, Ohio, in 1900, and the company became one of the largest manufacturers of stoneware pottery in America.  In 1920, Ransbottom merged with Robinson Clay Products Co., which had even earlier origins, founded as Johnson, Whitmore and Co. in Akron, Ohio, in 1856.  With the merging of these two companies, the name was changed to Robinson-Ransbottom, or RRP Roseville Pottery Co. (not to be confused with Roseville Pottery Co).  RRP Co. produced art pottery, garden ware, and utilitarian housewares such as mixing bowls, crocks, spongeware. and butter churns until ceasing operations for good in 2005.