Roseville's Juvenile Line for Children

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    Varied Patterns on Children’s Dinnerware

    Roseville's Juvenile Line for Children
    Varied pieces from Roseville's Juvenile line for children, c. 1910-1930. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    The Roseville Pottery Company made children’s dinnerware, referenced as the “Juvenile” line, from about through the early 1930s. These creamware pieces are decorated with cartoonish rabbits, dogs, chicks and other cute characters designed to appeal to kids. Some, such as a cat holding an umbrella, are considered rare and a single piece with this decoration is usually priced in the hundreds.

    Some are unmarked, others have the Roseville RV Ink Stamp mark (used on pieces made in the mid-1920s), or simply a number on the base. The presence of a mark doesn’t necessarily increase the value of these pieces but certainly aids in identification.

    Because these were used by children, many pieces are found chipped, stained, and/or crazed. But, even pieces with damage can have value so don't immediately dismiss a piece as worthless before doing some research.

    Most common pieces, like 7” plates with rabbit or chick décor, sell in the $15-30 range. Those considered rare, like a miniature chamber pot with lid, can bring hundreds. It’s wise, if possible, to look up each piece individually for comparable selling prices when determining values for the Juvenile line.

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    Standing Rabbit Motif Single Creamer

    Roseville Juvenile series standing rabbit creamer
    Roseville Juvenile series standing rabbit creamer. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    One popular decorative motif in the Roseville Juvenile series features the standing rabbit. This example, marked only “11” on the base, sold at Morphy Auctions for $90 (not including buyer’s premium) in December of 2014.

    Continue to slide 3 to see more pieces from this set. 

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    Standing Rabbit Dinnerware

    Roseville's standing rabbit pattern on Juvenile line
    Roseville's Juvenile line with standing rabbit pattern, c. 1910-1930. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This lot of nine pieces of Roseville Juvenile dinnerware decorated with the standing rabbit pattern sold at Morphy Auctions for $438.75 (not including buyer’s premium) in 2010.

    Return to slide 2 to see the standing rabbit in greater detail.

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    Read More About the Roseville Juvenile Line

    Collecting a set of Roseville's Juvenile dinnerware can be an expensive proposition. Read more about it:

    Varied Patterns on Roseville's Juvenile Dinnerware

    Roseville Juvenile Standing Rabbit Motif Single Creamer

    Roseville Juvenile Standing Rabbit Dinnerware

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