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Robinson Ransbottom
Robinson Ransbottom Pottery "Flowers" Jardiniere
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Price per item: Buy Now for $175.00
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Location: North Carolina, United States
Started : 11/20/2010 4:54:24 AM
Ended: 11/30/2010 4:54:24 AM
Seller: beadn4fun (0)
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Here is a wonderful vintage Majolica style jardinière and pedestal (circa 1940) that was manufactured by the Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company (RRP), of Roseville Ohio.  This pattern, “Flowers”, is shown in the RRP reference book and was made from an original Weller Pottery mold that was purchased when that company closed.  This is a matching set that have always been together since production.  Both pieces are in very good to excellent condition with no cracks or other significant defects noted.  The bottom of the pot reads "R.R.P.Co., Roseville Ohio, No-421, U.S.A.


Both pieces have a high gloss finish and are glazed with a warm woody brown that blends into a leafy green about half way down each piece.   The raised floral design is on one side of both the bowl and pedestal  with smaller elements of the design on the back.


The set measures a little over 21 inches high when assembled.  The jardinière is fairly large with an opening of 9 inches and a base diameter of 5-1/4 inches (unglazed around the rim of the bottom showing some wear).  It has a height of approximately 8 inches.  The inside of the bowl is solid, dark brown.  The pedestal is approximately 13 inches tall with a base diameter of 8-5/8 inches.  The top and bottom of the pedestal are open and the top has a diameter of approximately 6 inches.  The top of the pedestal is glazed brown and the bottom is unglazed with signs of wear.


It’s a beautiful set for indoors or for a protected outdoor area.  A truly stunning piece, very rich looking!  I went over both pieces closely and could find no major flaws or defects – just some minor glazing flaws, missed paint spots, and bubbles typically found with high glazed pottery, as well as some crazing appropriate for the age of the piece. 

These pieces are quite heavy and weigh about 20lbs.  I will try to find the most cost effective way to ship them and they will be insured.  Buyer will pay shipping cost based on final destination and mailing method.  I can ship Priority USPS, or UPS and I will work with you to determine the best way to ship them so that they arrive safely. 

History of RRP Co.

The Robinson Ransbottom Pottery was founded by Frank Ransbottom and has been in operation since 1900. Frank had close ties with the world famous art potteries of this era, and his brothers Ed and Mort held important positions at Roseville Pottery.

Frank learned the potters art from his father Alfred, who operated the Bluebird Potteries on farms in Perry and Muskingum Counties, Ohio. During the late 1890's, Frank Ransbottom had become one of the area's best known and most successful jobbers of the stoneware and earthenware products.

Frank and three of his brothers - Ed, Johnie and Mort, acquired "Oval Ware and Brick Company" in the fall of 1900 and after repairs and began production early in 1901. Among the earliest products were jardinieres, cuspidors and red flower pots. The pottery business grew rapidly and established itself as a leading producer of stoneware jars. By 1916, the Ransbottom Pottery had become the world's largest manufacturer of stoneware jars.

In 1920, the company merged with Robinson Clay Products Company, a manufacturer of tile and brick products. The product lines were expanded to gardenware, a category which includes bird baths, planters, pots, jardinieres, vases, urns and strawberry jars. In addition to gardenware, the company produced a broad range of housewares, giftware and tabletop products, as well as pet feeders.  The company ceased operation in 2005.

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