Ohio was a center for U.S. stoneware and pottery production in the early 20th century, and Zanesville and Roseville were the centers of Ohio production. Robinson-Ransbottom started as The Ransbottom Brothers Pottery in 1900. This pottery, the largest stoneware plant in the world at the time, was sold to The Robinson Clay Products Company in 1919. Stoneware demand and production declined and Robinson-Ransbottom produced pottery as well as stoneware after that time. Robinson-Ransbottom produced stoneware with the blue crown logo, and some marks show “RRP” in the crown. Others have a number inside the crown, often indicating the size of the crock or bowl.
Robinson-Ransbottom advertisements through the 1940s often referred to “Crown Pottery” and “Crown Brand Ware.”
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Stoneware crocks and jugs held butter, cookies, moonshine and pickles in the 20th-century American home. U.S. companies manufactured the stoneware; the homeowner made the contents. Stoneware is fine clay fired at a high temperature; the clay is usually gray, yellow or white. The manufacturer created the outer surface or glaze by throwing salt into the kiln, commonly known as salt-glazed stoneware. Stoneware is fired once in the kiln, sealing the crockery and the glaze. The crown mark came from one of the largest American stoneware companies operating at the turn of the 20th century.Robinson-Ransbottom