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Bittersweet - Late Period - 1951
Roseville began production of matte glazed Bittersweet in 1941. There are approximately 41 different shapes. The line depicts clusters of berries and detailed leaves on a smooth background, surrounded by a lightly textured background. The background colors came in either gray with rim and base accented in reddish brown, green with rim and base accented in a darker green or yellow with the rim and base accented in orange. Not all forms have the accent around the rim. The handles are formed and colored to resemble the branch of a tree.
The rims on the forms in this line are about equally split between smooth and scalloped. The bowls and jardinieres belong to the group with smooth rims.
This line typically has the raised (relief) "Roseville" script mark, which includes "U.S.A." and a form number - size.
More in-depth detail is available in any one of the books in the Bibliography.
Roseville Bittersweet Cornucopia circa 1951 in matte green