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Roseville Pottery Information | Shape Families

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By 1916, Roseville introduced a systematic method of assigning shape numbers by shape family. Until 1936, the shape numbers were seldom indicated on the actual pottery. Many can be found by studying the shape lists in Bassett's Roseville Prices and the catalog pages in Understanding Roseville Pottery and Jack and Nancy Bomm's Roseville in All Its Splendor. 

For items that do not appear in those books, shape numbers can be identified only by locating an example marked at the factory with a pencil, crayon, or inkstamp notation. You can help! If you find a basket marked with a shape number whose line is not identified below, please contact Mark Bassett.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following shape numbers are in chronological order--not numerical order. If you do not find your number in the first listings (which end at shape 395), please keep looking down the page until you get to the end.

233-5" = Donatello
233-6" = Donatello
233-7" = Donatello
233-8" = Donatello
234-5" = Early Carnelian
234-6" = Early Carnelian
234-7" = Early Carnelian
234-8" = Early Carnelian
235 = Unknown
236 = Unknown
237 = Unknown
238 = Unknown
239 = Unknown
240 = Unknown
241 = Unknown
242-6" = Donatello
243 = Unknown
244 = Unknown
245 = Unknown
246 = Unknown
247 = Unknown
248 = Unknown
249 = Unknown
250-6.25" = Rozane Line
251-5.5" = Rozane Line
252-8" = Rozane Line
253 = Unknown
254 = Unknown
255-8" = Vista
256-10" = Vista
257-6" = Vista
258-15" = Vista
259-6" = Vista
260-8" = Vista
261-12" = Vista
262-9" = Vista
263-12" = Vista
264 = Unknown
265-6" = Dogwood (Smooth)
266 = Unknown
267 = Unknown
268 = Unknown
269 = Unknown
270 = Unknown
271 = Unknown
272 = Unknown
273 = Unknown
274 = Unknown
275 = Unknown
276 = Unknown
277 = Unknown
278 = Dogwood (Smooth)
279 = Unknown
280 = Unknown
281 = Unknown
282 = Unknown
283 = Unknown
284 = Unknown
285 = Unknown
286 = Unknown
287 = Unknown
288 = Unknown
289 = Unknown
290 = Unknown
291-7" = Imperial (Textured)
292 = Unknown
293 = Unknown
294-6" = Lustre
295-6" = Lustre
296-6" = Lustre
297-7.5" = Lustre
298-8" = Lustre
299-9" = Lustre
300-14" = Lustre
301-9" = Donatello
302-10.5" = Donatello
303-11" = Donatello
304-12" = Donatello
305-14" = Donatello
306-14" = Donatello
307-9" = Lustre
308-9" = Lustre
309-9" = Lustre
310-9" = Lustre
311-9.5" = Lustre
312-13" = Lustre
313-11" = Rosecraft
314-11.5" = Rosecraft
315-10" = Rosecraft
316-9.5" = Rosecraft
317-13.5" = Rosecraft
318-13" = Rosecraft
319-8" = Rosecraft
320-6" = Florentine
321-7" = Florentine
322-8" = Florentine
323-7" = Jonquil
324-8" = Jonquil
325-6" = Jonquil
326-8" = Jonquil
327-8" = Jonquil
328-9" = Jonquil
329-4" = Windsor
330-5" = Windsor
331-8" = Windsor
332-6" = Montacello
333-6" = Montacello
334-6.5" = Blackberry
335-7" = Blackberry
336-8" = Blackberry
337-10" = Russco
338-10" = Pine Cone
339-9" = Pine Cone
340-10" = Morning Glory
 

In 1936, Roseville began marking pieces with permanent (either impressed or raised) shape numbers. Examples from older lines that bear impressed or raised shape numbers were made in 1936 (or later).

341-10" = Primrose
342-10" = Thorn Apple
343-12" = Thorn Apple
344-7" = Ivory (could also be Crystal Green)
345-8" = Dawn
346-10" = Ixia
347-10" = Poppy
348-12" = Poppy
349-10" = Teasel
350-8" = Fuchsia
351-10" = Fuchsia
352-8" = Pine Cone
353-11" = Pine Cone (factory page is in error, saying 353-12")
354-8" = Iris
355-10" = Iris
356-8" = Ivory, or Crystal Green
357-10" = Cosmos
358-12" = Cosmos
359-8" = Bleeding Heart
360-10" = Bleeding Heart
361-12" = Bleeding Heart
362-8" = White Rose
363-10" = White Rose
364-12" = White Rose
365-7" = Columbine
366-8" = Columbine
367-10" = Columbine
368-12" = Columbine
369-6.5" = Bushberry
370-8" = Bushberry
371-10" = Bushberry
372-12" = Bushberry
373-8" = Foxglove
374-10" = Foxglove
375-12" = Foxglove
376-7" = Peony
377-8" = Peony
378-10" = Peony
379-12" = Peony
380-8" = Water Lily
381-10" = Water Lily
382-12" = Water Lily
383-7" = Magnolia
384-8" = Magnolia
385-10" = Magnolia
386-12" = Magnolia
387-7" = Clematis
388-8" = Clematis
389-10" = Clematis
390-7" = Freesia
391-8" = Freesia
392-10" = Freesia
393-7" = Zephyr Lily
394-8" = Zephyr Lily
395-10" = Zephyr Lily
 

In 1947, Roseville introduced the first of several new shape numbering systems, none of which were as systematic as the system used between roughly 1916 and 1946.

1BK-7" = Snowberry
1BK-8" = Snowberry
1BK-10" = Snowberry
1BK-12" = Snowberry
2BK-8" = Wincraft (same as Wincraft 208-8")
18-23" = Raymor Modern Artware
208-8" = Wincraft (same as Wincraft 2BK-8")
209-12" = Wincraft
210-12" = Wincraft
309-8" = Apple Blossom
310-10" = Apple Blossom
311-12" = Apple Blossom
323-7" = Keynote
324-8" = Keynote
325-6" = Keynote
326-8" = Keynote
327-8" = Keynote
328-9" = Keynote
408-6" = Pine Cone Modern
409-8" = Pine Cone Modern
410-10" = Pine Cone Modern
411-10" = Pine Cone Modern
508-7" = Capri, Late Capri, or Royal Capri
508-8" = Ming Tree
509-8" = Capri
509-12" = Ming Tree
510-10" = Capri
510-14" = Ming Tree
608-8" = Gardenia
609-12" = Gardenia
610-14" = Gardenia
708-6" = Silhouette
709-8" = Silhouette
710-10" = Silhouette
808-6" = Bittersweet
809-8" = Bittersweet
810-10" = Bittersweet
811-10" = Bittersweet
908-6" = Mock Orange
909-8" = Mock Orange
910-10" = Mock Orange
911-10" = Mock Orange
1012-10" = Mayfair

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Updated 8/09/09