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Roseville Pottery Fern Dishes

Roseville Pottery Information | Shape Families

Ashtrays | Baskets | Bookends | Bowls | Candlesticks | Compotes | Cookie Jars | Cornucopias | Covered Pieces | Cuspidors | Ewers, 1941-1954 | Fern Dishes | Flower Frogs | Hanging Baskets | Jardinieres | Mugs | Novelties | Pitchers | Tea Pots & Sets | Umbrella Stands | Vases & Ewers | Wall Pockets | Wall Shelves | Window Boxes | Miscellaneous
 
 

This shape family includes combination planters.

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 fern dish marked with a shape number whose line is not identified below, please contact Mark Bassett. In addition, please let him know if you find a Roseville fern dish with a finish not included in this list. (However, please keep in mind that fern dishes and jardinieres can look like "bowls" to our 21st-century eyes--or vice versa. Don't forget to look under those categories first.)

201-4" Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
201-5" Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
201-6" Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
201-7" Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
202-5" Matt Green
203-4" Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Landscape)
203-5" Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Landscape)
203-6" Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Landscape)
204-3" Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Medallion)
204-4" Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Medallion)
204-5" Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Medallion)
205-3" Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Holly)
205-5" Matt Green
206-4" = Creamware (such as Medallion, or Conventional Decoration)
206-5" = Creamware (such as Medallion, or Conventional Decoration)
206-6" = Creamware (such as Medallion, or Conventional Decoration)
206-4" = Creamware (such as Conventional Decoration)
207-6" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
208-7" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
209-6" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
210-8" = Matt Green
211-6" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
212-10.5" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
213-3.5" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
213-4.25" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
213-5.25" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
214-4" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
214-5" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
215-4" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
215-5" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
216-4" = Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Persian)
217-5" = Matt Green, or Creamware (such as Persian)
218-3" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
218-4" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
218-5" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Hand Decorated)
219 = Unknown
220-9" = Antique Matt Green
221-6.5" = Antique Matt Green
222 = Unknown
223 = Unknown
224 = Unknown
225-4" = Sylvan
225-5" = Sylvan
226-4" = Creamware (such as Tourist)
226-5" = Creamware (such as Tourist)
226-6" = Creamware (such as Tourist), or Antique Matt Green
227-4" = Donatello
227-5" = Donatello
227-6" = Donatello
228-6" = Donatello
229-9" = Donatello
230-7" = Donatello
231-4" = Donatello
231-5" = Donatello
231-6" = Donatello
232-8" = Donatello
233 = Unknown
234 = Unknown
235 = Unknown
236-8" = Early Carnelian
237-8" = Donatello
238-5" = Donatello
238-6" = Donatello
238-7" = Donatello
239 = Unknown
240 = Unknown
241 = Unknown
242 = Unknown
243 = Unknown
244 = Unknown
245 = Unknown
246 = Unknown
247 = Unknown
248 = Unknown
249-6" = Vista
249-7" = Vista
250-7" = Dogwood (Smooth)
251-6" = Imperial (Textured)
251-7" = Imperial (Textured)
252-7" = Imperial (Textured)
253-5" = Mostique
253-6" = Mostique
254-6" = Early Rosecraft (Scottish Rose)
255-5" = Corinthian
255-6" = Corinthian
256-5" = Corinthian
256-6" = Corinthian
257-5" = Florentine
257-6" = Florentine
258-5" = Florentine
258-6" = Florentine
259-5" = La Rose
259-6" = La Rose
 

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).

260-5" = Primrose
261-6" = Pine Cone (there is also a 261-6" Pine Cone rose bowl)
262-5" = Thorn Apple

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Updated 8/10/09