The Differences Between Fake and Authentic Roseville Pottery
Roseville pottery as you might already know is a worldwide famous pottery which originates from the not so big city of Roseville in Ohio. Roseville pottery is known for the special decorations that are applied on each of them, the impossible finish to remake, the special glaze and best of all the combination between dark colors with the light ones. Roseville Pottery is a large company that produced this type of pottery, mostly between the middle 1800s for another 100 years. When you go to the market, you might find people selling Roseville old pottery, but you can never be sure that they’re really old. This is why you should know a few things before actually buying a Roseville pottery, and I will give you some useful tips on how to tell originals from fakes.
The first way to do so is to analyze the glaze. What you need to know about each glaze on original Roseville pottery is that it is very special and it doesn’t show too much the color of the clay situated underneath. Glazes can be found in both, the outside part and the interior. On the other hand, each small detail is specially designed and they are mostly brighter than other details. The background is mostly dark colored while the small details are light. If you find the “Roseville USA” marking anywhere, it means that it’s authentic. Although this is not that guaranteed. Nowadays the fake pottery produced only has the marking “Roseville” without the word “USA” anywhere. The most used colors for fake pottery of Roseville nowadays is dark and light blue, lime green, brown and pink. However these colors were also used on the past too.
If you are intending to purchase pottery of SEO Roseville on the Internet, I wouldn’t recommend that a lot. People have been using eBay and other sites to sell their fakes for pretty high prices, or for lower ones. Anyhow, purchasing this pottery or any other antique is never recommended because people can anytime lie to you about the origin and the period it belongs to.