Q: Our church is cleaning out “odds & ends” and this vase is one of the items on the pile. It’s 8 inches high and has a small nick on the top. The bottom is marked “Roseville, USA, 882.” What is it worth?
A: Roseville Pottery Company started in Roseville, Ohio, in 1890. Another plant was opened in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1898. The company was in business until 1954. The pattern on your Roseville vase is called “Bittersweet.” It was introduced in 1951 and made with yellow, green or gray background. The pattern was made in at least 42 different shapes, including vases in different shapes and sizes, baskets, bowls, cornucopias, jardinieres, planters, wall pockets and more. Some reproductions made in China have been offered for sale the past few years. The vase, if it didn’t have a chip, sells for about $60. Collectors don’t want damaged examples, so the buyer will probably be someone who want to use if for flowers.
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Sad a few years ago this would be about $200.00 or more.