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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 candlestick or candelabra marked with a shape number whose line is not identified below, please contact Mark Bassett.

1201-15" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
1202-15" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
1203-10" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
1203-12" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
1204-10" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
1204-12" = Matt Green, or Old Ivory (Tinted)
1205 = Matt Green
1206 = Matt Green
1207 = Matt Green
1208-12" = Antique Matt Green
1209-10" = Antique Matt Green, or Creamware (notably Tourist)
1210-10" = Antique Matt Green
1211-10" = Antique Matt Green
1212-10" = Donatello
1212-12" = Donatello
1213 = Antique Matt Green
1214 = Unknown
1215 = Unknown
1216 = Vista
1217 = Dogwood (Smooth)
1218 = Unknown
1219 = Unknown
1220 = Unknown
1221-7" = Imperial (Textured)
1222-9" = Imperial (Textured)
1223-10" = Imperial (Textured)
1224-10" = Mostique
1224-12" = Mostique
1225-10" = Rosecraft
1226-11" = Early Rosecraft (Scottish Rose)
1227-12" = Early Rosecraft (Scottish Rose)
1228-10" = Corinthian
1229-12" = Corinthian
1230-10" = Florentine
1231-12" = Florentine
1232-8" = Corinthian
1233-7" = La Rose
1234-8" = La Rose
1235-11" = La Rose
1236-9" = Rosecraft
1237-10" = Rosecraft
1238-7" = Florentine
1238-8" = Florentine
1239-7" = Florentine
1240-8" = Hexagon
1241-8" = Vintage
1242 = Unknown
1243 = Unknown
1244 = Unknown
1245-9" = Dogwood (Textured)
1246-7" = Carnelian
1247-8" = Carnelian
1248-8" = Carnelian
1249-9" = Carnelian
1250 = Unknown
1251-8" = Carnelian
1252-8" = Carnelian
1253-8" = Carnelian
1254-7" = Tuscany
1255-8" = Tuscany
1256-8" = Lombardy
1257-8" = Lombardy
1258-8" = Dahlrose
1259-10" = Dahlrose
1260-8" = Savona
1261-8" = Futura
1262 = Imperial (Glazes)
1263 = Imperial (Glazes), or Earlam
1264 = Imperial (Glazes)
1265-7" = Sunflower
1266-6.5" = Ferella
1267-8" = Blackberry
1268 = Jonquil
1269-8" = Baneda
1270-8" = Cherry Blossom
1271 = Wisteria
1272-8" = Luffa
1273-8" = Pine Cone
1274-8" = Velmoss
1275-8" = Morning Glory
1276-8" = Orian
 

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).

1277-8" = Primrose
1278-8" = Moss
1279-4" = Moss
1280-8" = Thorn Apple
1281-8" = Poppy
1282-8" = Fuchsia
1283-4" = Pine Cone
1284-8" = Iris
1285-6" = Cosmos
1286-8" = Cosmos
1287-8" = Bleeding Heart
1288-6" = White Rose
1289-8" = White Rose
1290-8" = Columbine
1291-8" = Bushberry
1292-8" = Foxglove
1293-8" = Peony
1294-8" = Magnolia
1295-8" = Clematis
1296-8" = Freesia
1297-8" = 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.

1WP-8" = Snowberry
72B = Burmese
82B = Burmese
266-5" = Wincraft
267-5" = Wincraft
366-8" = Apple Blossom
466 = Pine Cone Modern
566-8" = Ming Tree
666-8" = Gardenia
766-8" = Silhouette
866-7" = Bittersweet
1013-5" = Mayfair
1014-8" = Mayfair

L8-7" = Lotus

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Updated 8/10/09