Roseville Pottery Prices - An Evaluation of Actual Sale Results

At Just Art Pottery we are often asked about Roseville Pottery prices. The most common question we receive is "Are Roseville prices falling as much as real estate; the stock market; and other similar investments."

While in general my comment is typically "yes prices for Roseville and also any antique and collectible have fallen but since about 2009 the Roseville prices seem to be stabilizing and for some patterns even seem to be increasing slightly". I thought it would be interesting to verify the accuracy of my general statement by looking at some actual sale prices for identical Roseville pottery pieces we have sold over the last five to six years.

When I say the same piece I am referring to the same Roseville shape vase in mint condition with similar mold, color and glaze. In most cases, I have sale prices for at least four examples of basically identical pieces of Roseville Pottery.

Below is a summary of recorded sale prices for Roseville pottery vases in similar shape and condition. Prices are from actual sales recorded at Just Art Pottery.

I recognize it is hard to draw conclusions from such a limited number of similar sales but I think the trends shown consistency.

Roseville Sunflower Vase Shape 487-7

This particular Roseville Sunflower vase has fallen in value a little over 24% since 2004 but has show stability in price since 2007. In general, we have noticed similar price trends for other vases, bowls, wall pocket and other Sunflowers forms.

Year Sale Price
2009 795
2007 795
2006 995
2004 1050


Roseville Baneda Vase Shape 603-4

The Roseville Baneda 603-4 vase has fallen in value a little over 10% since 2004 but has also shown stability in price since 2009. Baneda has long been one of the more sought after Roseville patterns and it seems to have held it value better than most other patterns. Other popular middle period Roseville patterns that also seem to have held value better than others include Blackberry, green Laurel, red Ferella, and Rosecraft Vintage and Panel.

Year Sale Price
2010 445
2009 450
2005 475
2004 495


Roseville Wisteria Blue Vase Shape 629-4

The Roseville Wisteria blue vase shape 629-4 has fallen in value a little over 25% since 2007. Since 2008 the price has fallen a little over 11%.

Year Sale Price
2010 375
2009 425
2008 425
2007 495


Roseville Bushberry Blue Vase Shape 34-8

The Roseville Bushberry blue vase shape 34-8 has taken a 11% drop in price since 2006. That is consistent with the general trend we seem to be seeing the some of the better 40s floral patterns in the more sought after colors have held value fairly well. A few such patterns are as green Apple Blossom, blue Bleeding Heart, blue and green Bushberry, yellow Bittersweet, green and blue Freesia, and green and blue Snowberry.

Year Sale Price
2010 235
2009 225
2007 245
2006 265

Roseville Zephyr Lily Brown Ewer Shape 23-10

The Roseville Zephyr Lily brown ewer shape 23-10 has seen basically stable value since 2006. Which again support the observation that later floral Roseville seems to be doing well compared to many other antiques and collectibles.

Year Sale Price
2010 225
2009 215
2007 225
2006 235

In future articles we look at additional Roseville prices as well as consider comparable sale prices for other American art pottery makers.