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Roseville Pottery Flower Frogs

Roseville Pottery Information | Shape Families

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Before 1935, some flower frogs were treated as part of the "Novelties"  family.



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 flower frog marked with a shape number whose line is not identified below or in the "Novelties" list, pleasecontact  Mark Bassett.

12 = Early Carnelian (frog)
13 = Early Carnelian (turtle)
14-2.5" = Donatello, Corinthian/La Rose, or Ivory
14-3.5" = Donatello, Corinthian/La Rose, or Ivory

15-2.5" = Mostique, Early Carnelian/Early Velmoss, Rosecraft, Lustre, Florentine, Carnelian, Tuscany, Lombardy, Futura, Savona, Ferella, Earlam, Jonquil, Ivory, or Russco

15-3.5" = Mostique, Early Carnelian/Early Velmoss, Rosecraft, Lustre, Florentine, Carnelian, Tuscany, Lombardy, Futura, Savona, Ferella, Earlam, Jonquil, Ivory, or Russco

16 = Unknown
17 = Early Carnelian (fish)
18 = Early Carnelian (toad)

17-3.5" = Carnelian, Ivory, Tourmaline, or Luffa
17-4.5" = Carnelian, Ivory, Tourmaline, or Luffa
18 = Unknown
19 = Unknown
20-4" = Pine Cone
21-5" = Pine Cone
 

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).

22-4" = Primrose
23-4" = Clemana
24 = Moss
25 = Moss
26-7" = Moderne
27 = Moderne
28-9" = Ivory (lady)
29 = Thorn Apple
30 = Thorn Apple
31-4" = Dawn
32 = Pine Cone
33 = Pine Cone
34 = Ixia
35 = Poppy
36 = Teasel
37 = Fuchsia
38 = Iris
39 = Cosmos
40 = Bleeding Heart
41 = White Rose
42 = Columbine
43 = Ivory (or possibly Crystal Green)
44 = Rozane Pattern
45 = Bushberry
46 = Foxglove
47 = Peony
48 = Water Lily
49 = Magnolia
50 = Clematis

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Updated 8/10/09