The Rozane Era, 1900-1907

In 1898, The Roseville Pottery Company purchased their first facilities in Zanesville, Ohio. With this aquisition came a plan to move most of the operations there eventually. Part of this effort was the rebranding of their art pottery lines. The name “Rozane” was chosen, a combination of ROseville and ZANEsville. This term was loosely applied to their Majolica ware of the time, but the first true Rozane ware first appeared in 1900.

Collectors for decades only considered the artist-decorated brown-glazed pieces as Rozane, and later began including those which had wafer Rozane marks applied. These five were Royal, Mara, Woodland, Egypto, and Mongol. Later Olympic was included for the Rozane ink mark often found on the bases. Eventually it became apparent from research of advertisments that Roseville used the term “Rozane” to distinguish their art line from their utilitarion lines. Examples have been found of a wide range of lines from the period bearing a Rozane sticker, finally expanding the use of the term. Today we look at Rozane not as a line, but rather as a period in their production. This period ran roughly from 1900 to around 1907 ending with the departure of Frederick Rhead and the lines that were introduced afterwards by his brother Harry such as Mostique, Donatello, Pauleo, Carnelian, and Velmoss.

Click on any of the links or images below for additional information about any specific Rozane line.

The Rozane Era, 1900-1907Rozane Royal (1900-1907)

Rozane Azurean (1903-1904)

Rozane Mongol (1904-1906)

Rozane Mara (1905-1907)

Rozane Aztec (1904-1905)

Rozane Egypto (1905-1907)

Rozane Crystalis (1906-1907)

Rozane Olympic (1907)

Rozane Woodland (1905-1907)

Rozane Fudji (1906-1907)

Rozane Della Robbia (1906-1907)

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