The Roseville Pottery Company used many different marks over the many years of the company's production of art pottery. One of the earliest marks used by Roseville was the die-impressed Rozane marks and the wafer marks show below.
In 1923, Roseville pottery started using the blue ink stamp Rv mark often seen on patterns such as Roseville Carnelian, Rosecraft Panel, Rosecraft Hexagon, Rosecraft Vintage, and Mostique. The mark consists of a capital R with lower case v inside the R.
Roseville patterns produced between 1927 and 1935 were marked with only paper or foil labels and sometimes with the corresponding shape number and size. The dark grey and black paper labels were introduced around 1927. In 1933 the silver and gold foil labels were introduced.
It is important to note that Roseville pottery produced during the period from 1927 to 1935 was not marked with any of the Roseville stamped trademarks introduced after 1936.
Roseville patterns with paper or foil labels include such notable and highly collectible middle period lines as Baneda, Blackberry, Cherry Blossom, Falline, Futura, Jonquil, Montacello, and Sunflower. The photo below shows an example of a silver Roseville foil label on the bottom of a green Baneda vase.
The photo below shows an example of a fully intact black Roseville paper label on the bottom of Roseville Futura half egg vase shape 197-6.
In 1936, Roseville started using the die-impressed trademark Roseville and the corresponding shape number and size. The mark below is an example of Roseville's early die-impressed stamp mark. You can see the Roseville mark is impressed into the clay. There is also no USA mark associated with the impressed Roseville trademark used from 1936 until 1940. The shape number 747-10 is also impressed. The mark below is on pre-1940 Roseville Pine Cone green vase shape 747-10.
Beginning in 1940, Roseville started marking vases with the more commonly seen, raised Roseville USA along with the corresponding shape number and size. The figure below shows the raised Roseville trademark as well as the corresponding shape number. The shape 472-6 is a Roseville Pine Cone brown 6" basket.
Roseville produced the popular Pine Cone pattern over many years. As such, it is possible to find examples of Roseville Pine Cone entirely unmarked, marked with the impressed Roseville trademark and shape number, or marked with the raised Roseville USA along with the shape number and size.