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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 inBassett'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 window box marked with a shape number whose line is not identified below, please contact Mark Bassett.

351-13.5" = Creamware (notably Persian)
352 = Unknown
353 = Unknown
354 = Unknown
355 = Unknown
356 = Unknown
357 = Unknown
358 = Unknown
359 = Unknown
360 = Unknown
361-11.5" = Sylvan
361-14" = Sylvan
361-16.5" = Sylvan
362-11" = Creamware (notably Tourist)
362-14" = Creamware (notably Tourist)
362-16" = Creamware (notably Tourist)
363-11" = Antique Matt Green
363-12" = Antique Matt Green
363-16" = Antique Matt Green
364-10.5" = Donatello
364-14" = Donatello
365 = Unknown
366 = Unknown
367-10" = Rozane Line
368-10" = Vista
369-12" = Dogwood (Smooth)
370-10" = Imperial (Textured)
370-12" = Imperial (Textured)
371 = Florentine
372-10" = Vintage
373 = Unknown
374-10" = Dogwood (Textured)
375-10" = Dahlrose
376-15" = Futura, or Artcraft
377-12" = Dahlrose
377-16" = Dahlrose
378-10" = Ivory (also known in Orian or Pine Cone glazes)
379-9" = Pine Cone
380-10" = 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).

381-9" = Cosmos
381-10" = Primrose
382-9" = White Rose
382-14" = Thorn Apple
383-6" = Bushberry
384-8" = Bushberry
385-10" = Bushberry
386-6" = Peony
387-8" = Peony
388-6" = Magnolia
389-8" = Magnolia
390 = Unknown
391-8" = Clematis
1392-8" = Freesia
1393-8" = 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.

658-8" = Gardenia
668-8" = Gardenia
669-12" = Gardenia
768-8" = Silhouette
769-9" = Silhouette

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Updated 8/10/09