This lovely old yellow ware bowl was made by the Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery of Roseville, Ohio. It's 10 inches across the top, 4 1/4 inches high and has a 5 inch diameter base. Like most pottery pieces made of unrefined clay, this bowl is heavy, weighing in at 3 pounds, 2 ounces. There are no cracks, but there are glaze pops and small divots, all of which are glazed over, meaning they occurred during production, and some small chips that happened over the years. There is also underglaze darkening inside and out from use. As you can see from our photos, however, the bowl displays very nicely.
The 1920 merger that brought together Ransbottom Brothers Pottery and Robinson Clay Products created Robinson-Ransbottom. Their mark on the bottom of this bowl is R.R.P. Co., so shallowly inscribed that we temporarily filled in the letters with pencil so that we could photograph them. Other marks often include "Roseveille, Ohio" and a mold number, but they are not present on this bowl. There are three bands, two narrow and one wide, of brown slip that encircle the center of the bowl.