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Roseville Pottery Novelties

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
 
 

"Novelties" includes such shapes as Bud Vases, Cornucopias, Fan Vases, Flower Frogs, Gates (double bud vases), & Strawberry Jars. See also "Cornucopias" & "Flower Frogs."

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 novelty item that is marked with a shape number but whose line is not identified in these shape lists, please contact Mark Bassett.

1-3" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
1-4" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
1-6" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
2-3" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
2-4" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
3 = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
4-3" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
5-6" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
6-4" = Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Persian)
7 = Matt Green
8 = Donatello
9 = Donatello
10 = Matt Green

S33-7" = Sylvan
S34-5.75" = Sylvan
S35-4.5" = Sylvan
S36-5.5" = Sylvan
S37-4.5" = Sylvan
S38-8" = Sylvan
S39-7" = Sylvan
S40-6" = Sylvan
S41-7.5" = Sylvan
S42-12" = Sylvan

22-2.5" = Donatello
23 = Unknown
24 = Unknown
25 = Unknown
26 = Unknown
27 = Unknown
28 = Unknown
29-8" = Imperial (Textured)
30-8.5" = Imperial (Textured)
31-9" = Imperial (Textured)
32-8" = Rosecraft
33-10" = Rosecraft
34-8" = Lustre
35-10" = Lustre
36-10" = Donatello
37 = Corinthian
38 = Unknown
39 = Unknown
40-4.5" = Florentine
41-6" = Florentine
42 = Corinthian
43-4.5" = La Rose
44-8" = Rosecraft
45-8" = Rosecraft
46-5" = Rosecraft
47-5" = Hexagon
48-4.5" = Vintage
49 = Unknown
50-4" = Carnelian
51-5" = Carnelian
52-6" = Carnelian
53-5" = Carnelian
54-8" = Carnelian
55-6" = Carnelian
56-5" = Carnelian
57-3" = Carnelian
58-3.5" = Carnelian
59-3.5" = Carnelian
60-6" = Carnelian
61-6" = Carnelian
62-3.5" = Carnelian
63-5.5" = Carnelian
64-5" = Carnelian
65-6" = Carnelian
66-5" = Tuscany
67-4" = Tuscany
68-4" = Tuscany
69-5" = Tuscany
70-5" = Tuscany
71-6" = Tuscany
72-4" = Cremona
73-5" = Cremona
74-6" = Cremona
75 = Cremona
76-6" = Dahlrose
77-7" = Dahlrose
78-8" = Dahlrose
79-6" = Dahlrose
80-8" = Tuscany
81-5" = Futura
82-6" = Futura
83 = Unknown
84 = Unknown
85-4" = Futura
86 = Unknown
87-8" = Ferella
88-10" = Earlam
89-8" = Earlam
90-8" = Earlam
91-8" = Earlam
92-9" = Earlam
93-4.5" = Jonquil
94-5.5" = Jonquil
95-6.5" = Jonquil
96-7" = Jonquil
97-6" = Jonquil
98-10" = Jonquil
99-10" = Mostique
100-10" = Mostique
101 = Unknown
102 = Unknown
103-6" = Ivory, or Other 1930s Glazes (similar to Tourmaline)
104 = Unknown
105-12" = Ivory, or Tourmaline
105-14" = Ivory, or Tourmaline
106-7" = Ivory, or Tourmaline
106-9" = Ivory, or Tourmaline
107-8" = Russco, or Ivory
108-6" = Russco, or Ivory
109-8" = Russco, or Ivory
110-7" = Russco, or Ivory
111 = Russco, or Ivory
112-7" = Pine Cone
113-8" = Pine Cone
114-8" = Pine Cone
115-7" = Velmoss
116-8" = Velmoss
117-8" = Velmoss
118 = Unknown
119-10" = Velmoss
120-7" = Morning Glory
121-7" = 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).

122-7" = Clemana
123-7" = Clemana
124-5" = Pine Cone
125-6" = Primrose
126-6" = Pine Cone
127-6" = Thorn Apple
128-8" = Pine Cone
129-6" = Fuchsia
130-4" = Iris
131-6" = Iris
132-8" = Iris
133 = Cosmos
134-4" = Cosmos
135-8" = Cosmos
136-6" = Cosmos
137-8" = Cosmos
138-4" = Bleeding Heart
139-8" = Bleeding Heart
140-4.5" = Bleeding Heart
141-6" = Bleeding Heart
142-8" = Bleeding Heart
143-6" = White Rose
144-8" = White Rose
145-8" = White Rose
146-6" = White Rose
147-8" = White Rose
148 = White Rose
149-6" = Columbine
150-6" = Columbine
151-8" = Columbine
152-7" = Bushberry
153-6" = Bushberry
154-8" = Bushberry
155-8" = Bushberry
156-6" = Bushberry
157-8" = Bushberry
158-4.5" = Bushberry
159-6" = Rozane Pattern

159-5" = Foxglove
160-4.5" = Foxglove
161-6" = Foxglove
162-8" = Foxglove
163-6" = Foxglove
164-8" = Foxglove
165-5" = Foxglove
166-6" = Foxglove
167-4.5" = Peony
168-6" = Peony
169-8" = Peony
170-6" = Peony
171-8" = Peony
172 = Peony
173-7" = Peony
174-6" = Water Lily
175-8" = Water Lily
176-6" = Water Lily
177-6" = Water Lily
178-8" = Water Lily
179-7" = Magnolia
180-6" = Magnolia
181-8" = Magnolia
182-5" = Magnolia
183-6" = Magnolia
184-6" = Magnolia
185-8" = Magnolia
186-4.5" = Magnolia
187-7" = Clematis
188-6" = Clematis
189 = Unknown
190-6" = Clematis
191-8" = Clematis
192-5" = Clematis
193-6" = Clematis
194-5" = Clematis
195-7" = Freesia
196-8" = Freesia
197-6" = Freesia
198-8" = Freesia
199-6" = Freesia
200-7" = Freesia
201-7" = Zephyr Lily
202-8" = Zephyr Lily
203-6" = Zephyr Lily
204-8" = Zephyr Lily
205-6" = Zephyr Lily
206-7" = Zephyr Lily

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