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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 Vase Shirayamandani Beautiful

Rookwood Vase Shirayamandani Beautiful

$2,400.00

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Rookwood Table Lamp

Rookwood Table Lamp

$1,200.00

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1901 Rookwood Pottery Green Iris Vase by Irene Bishop

1901 Rookwood Pottery Green Iris Vase by Irene Bishop

$440.00

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* RARE RARE * Rookwood PEACOCK Vellum Vase, Kataro Shirayamadani, 1907, 14.25

* RARE RARE * Rookwood PEACOCK Vellum Vase, Kataro Shirayamadani, 1907, 14.25"

$18,000.00

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Rookwood Mushroom Ed Diers Vase

Rookwood Mushroom Ed Diers Vase

$792.00

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ROOKWOOD STANDARD GLAZE EWER BY MATTHEW DALEY 1892

ROOKWOOD STANDARD GLAZE EWER BY MATTHEW DALEY 1892

$785.00

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY MATTE BLUE VASE - CIRCA 1919 - SHAPE # 2095

ROOKWOOD POTTERY MATTE BLUE VASE - CIRCA 1919 - SHAPE # 2095

$120.00

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Rookwood Vase With Insects,  Artist Signed CST - MINT

Rookwood Vase With Insects, Artist Signed CST - MINT

$2,400.00

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NICE ROOKWOOD VASE WITH HOLLY BY TOOHEY 1904

NICE ROOKWOOD VASE WITH HOLLY BY TOOHEY 1904

$450.00

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Rookwood Vase Elizabeth Barrett 1945 Beautiful And Perfect

Rookwood Vase Elizabeth Barrett 1945 Beautiful And Perfect

$450.00

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Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase F. Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase F. Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

$449.00

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Rookwood Coromandel Rooster Bookends 1933

Rookwood Coromandel Rooster Bookends 1933

$795.00

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Arts & Crafts Rookwood Dragonfly Todd Vase

Arts & Crafts Rookwood Dragonfly Todd Vase

$1,981.60

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1920 ARTHUR CONANT ROOKWOOD VASE

1920 ARTHUR CONANT ROOKWOOD VASE

$6,500.00

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Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase c.1915 Charles McLaughlin 9

Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase c.1915 Charles McLaughlin 9"

$1,500.00

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