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Rookwood Pottery

Rookwood Pottery was founded in 1880 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its founder, Marie Longworth Nichols, was a talented artist who enjoyed painting blank china tableware. She founded the pottery company when she decided to turn her hobby into a business. Rookwood's pottery quickly became quite popular due to its quality craftsmanship and innovative artistry. Rookwood consistently exceeded the quality standards of nearly all competing American art pottery makers. As a matter of fact Rookwood was one of just a few pottery producers that marked items as seconds for the most minor imperfections. Rookwood employed a team of chemists who created a number of distinctive glazes that proved to be very popular in the pottery world. In the early 1900's Rookwood began producing architectural pottery, primarily tiles which were rather popular with builders at the time. For many years Rookwood continued to produce a variety of fine pottery items including vases, pitchers, decanters, bowls and other decorative and functional items.

In 1959 Rookwood moved their production facilities to Starkville, Mississippi after they were purchased by another company. In 1967 they ceased production due to continuing financial problems. However in 1982 Rookwood's assets were purchased by an art pottery collector who then proceeded to produce small quantities of pottery in order to keep the Rookwood name and trademarks alive. In 2006 he sold the assets to another art pottery lover who had a vision of restoring Rookwood to its former glory. The company was moved back to Cincinnati and production resumed. We certainly look forward to this new era of Rookwood pottery!

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Rookwood Pottery 1906 Pine Cone Arts and Crafts Vase #604E Alice Willitts

Rookwood Pottery 1906 Pine Cone Arts and Crafts Vase #604E Alice Willitts

$895.00

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Rookwood Pottery Velum Vase 5 1/2

Rookwood Pottery Velum Vase 5 1/2" By Salley Coyne 1927 356F Super Cute MINT

$675.00

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Rookwood Arts & Crafts Pottery: Cincinnati, Turquoise Matte Vellum Vase, 1918

Rookwood Arts & Crafts Pottery: Cincinnati, Turquoise Matte Vellum Vase, 1918

$200.00

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Rookwood art pottery slender vase. 1946. Designed by Elizabeth Mitchell

Rookwood art pottery slender vase. 1946. Designed by Elizabeth Mitchell

$180.00

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Rookwood Pottery 1919 Floral Vellum Vase #1655F Artist Carrie Steinle

Rookwood Pottery 1919 Floral Vellum Vase #1655F Artist Carrie Steinle

$495.00

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Antique Rookwood Vellum Vase HP Ed Diers w Landscape 1915

Antique Rookwood Vellum Vase HP Ed Diers w Landscape 1915

$999.99

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Rookwood Wax Mat Vase By Janet Harris 1929

Rookwood Wax Mat Vase By Janet Harris 1929

$399.99

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, Rookwood Standard GlazE 1893  VASE HEAVY SLIP  K,C,M,

, Rookwood Standard GlazE 1893 VASE HEAVY SLIP K,C,M,

$285.00

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Rookwood Pottery 1914 Pink Vellum Bulbous Cherry Blossom Vase 112 (Hurley)

Rookwood Pottery 1914 Pink Vellum Bulbous Cherry Blossom Vase 112 (Hurley)

$995.00

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Rookwood Vase circa. 1925 unique shaped handles

Rookwood Vase circa. 1925 unique shaped handles

$150.00

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Rookwood Blue Butterfly Vase Vintage Deco Art Pottery

Rookwood Blue Butterfly Vase Vintage Deco Art Pottery

$179.99

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Rookwood Vellum Art Pottery Vase by Carolyn (Carrie) Steinle #1658 F, 1913

Rookwood Vellum Art Pottery Vase by Carolyn (Carrie) Steinle #1658 F, 1913

$402.55

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ROOKWOOD 1922 VASE, GREAT ARTS AND CRAFTS SHAPE AND COLOR 10

ROOKWOOD 1922 VASE, GREAT ARTS AND CRAFTS SHAPE AND COLOR 10"

$550.00

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Rookwood Pottery 1921 Arts & Crafts Matt Pink Lotus Leaf Vase #2090

Rookwood Pottery 1921 Arts & Crafts Matt Pink Lotus Leaf Vase #2090

$145.00

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Antique 1902 Rookwood Fred Rothenbusch Iris Glaze Violet Flower Art Pottery Vase

Antique 1902 Rookwood Fred Rothenbusch Iris Glaze Violet Flower Art Pottery Vase

$599.99

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