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Beautiful Roseville Pottery MINT 1928 Tan FUTURA Stepped Jardiniere 616-7 Art-Deco. Opening diameter is 7 3/8 inches. Distance across the top from handle to handle is ten inches. In Base Color of Tan with Green, Yellow and Blue. From The Internet: Roseville Futura Futura is a middle period pattern introduced by Roseville Pottery around 1928. The colors vary and there is a Futura piece in just about any color scheme. Futura is Art Deco and is very popular with collectors. The shapes for the Roseville Futura pattern were primarily vases, but there were a few others, like flower blocks, bowls, baskets, jardini�res, pedestals, candlesticks, and wall pockets. Futura was marked with paper labels, and some examples have been hand-written shape numbers. What’s not to love about what is arguably the most versatile Roseville Pottery pattern. Roseville Futura is all about the art deco style, complete with sharp lines, dimension and extraordinary color choices. Considered a middle period line, Futura was introduced in 1928 and really put Roseville in a new light. Remember, both Roseville Carnelian and Roseville Rosecraft were introduced just two years earlier. While both of these arts and crafts patterns have their own draw and remain popular with collectors today, they also seemed to set the stage for what was coming. Rosecraft’s primary colors were brown and green and had only 10 shapes. Meanwhile, Carnelian didn’t sell well and the majority of any unsold pieces were pulled and re-glazed as the Carnelian II pattern. And then the curtain was raised for Roseville Futura . Think of a color – any color – Futura offers it. No “one-hue color” with this line, you’re bound to find those deeper greens that are stunning under a heavy gloss, those moss greens that are ideal for detailing and it’s the same with all of the colors. There are 78 Futura shapes and most are marked with paper labels (don’t forget, those paper labels are likely to have been lost through the years, which means many would be unmarked) with a few that offer hand written shape numbers. Futura made impressive strides in its heyday and the potential was there for a long run, but like all things in the late 1920s, what “was before” rarely “was after” the stock market crash. Futura was dealt an unfair fate. Even after some recovery, the mindsets of people were raw with all too vivid memories of poverty, hunger and fear. The collective priority of a nation shifted. For many collectors who own any Futura pieces, there’s a certain realization. These pieces were likely made by artists who were confident in the future and purchased by consumers who weren’t yet worried about the possibility of what lied ahead. Regardless of the motivation for collectors, there’s such beauty and detailing to every piece from the Roseville Futura Line.