Blocks, or non-figural flower frogs, are distinguished by the characteristic of not having a figure on top.
Collecting ceramic blocks makes it possible to collect all the amazing glazes of the American Art Pottery companies without the cost and space requirements of the larger pieces. A collection of them looks like an artist's palette.
Peter Christensen's Collection
The swan on the table is a figurine.
Left to right: Awaji, Rosemeade, Red Wing, and Stangl
The frog is a figurine.