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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 Art Pottery Vellum Glaze Large Vase FREDERICK ROTHENBUSCH - 1910

Rookwood Art Pottery Vellum Glaze Large Vase FREDERICK ROTHENBUSCH - 1910


$1,150.00


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Rookwood Pottery Fish Urn Vase 1924 Blue Sharp Detail Ex Cond

Rookwood Pottery Fish Urn Vase 1924 Blue Sharp Detail Ex Cond


$345.00


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Vintage Rookwood Pottery Arts and Crafts 1916 Yellow Vellum 514F Vase

Vintage Rookwood Pottery Arts and Crafts 1916 Yellow Vellum 514F Vase


$225.00


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Vintage Rookwood Pottery Arts and Crafts 1906 Green Vase 924

Vintage Rookwood Pottery Arts and Crafts 1906 Green Vase 924


$325.00


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Rookwood Basket Of Flowers bookends 6” Tall 1928

Rookwood Basket Of Flowers bookends 6” Tall 1928


$350.00


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Large Rookwood Floral Vellum Vase by Rothenbusch

Large Rookwood Floral Vellum Vase by Rothenbusch


$795.00


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Rookwood 1933 Art Deco Pottery Matte White Decorated Coneflower Vase (McDonald)

Rookwood 1933 Art Deco Pottery Matte White Decorated Coneflower Vase (McDonald)


$795.00


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Rookwood Pottery Vase Arts and Crafts Scenic Vellum 1914 C.J. Mcglaughlin

Rookwood Pottery Vase Arts and Crafts Scenic Vellum 1914 C.J. Mcglaughlin


$995.00


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Vintage ROOKWOOD Art Pottery Embossed Daffodil 3.5

Vintage ROOKWOOD Art Pottery Embossed Daffodil 3.5" Vase #6431


$95.00


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Rookwood Rook Trivet

Rookwood Rook Trivet


$375.00


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Rookwood Smear Glaze Beige 6

Rookwood Smear Glaze Beige 6" White Floral Vase 1887 Anna Marie Bookprinter


$350.00


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Rookwood Pottery Vase Scenic Vellum Mary Grace Denzler 1917 MINT!

Rookwood Pottery Vase Scenic Vellum Mary Grace Denzler 1917 MINT!


$1,195.00


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Rookwood Pottery Unusual Vellum Glaze Vase Jens Jensen 1945 MINT!

Rookwood Pottery Unusual Vellum Glaze Vase Jens Jensen 1945 MINT!


$995.00


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Rookwood Art Pottery 9 inch Tall E Shape Howard Altman (1899-1905) this is 1904

Rookwood Art Pottery 9 inch Tall E Shape Howard Altman (1899-1905) this is 1904


$1,395.00


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Antique ROOKWOOD Art Vase #304 D by Laura E. Lindeman, 6

Antique ROOKWOOD Art Vase #304 D by Laura E. Lindeman, 6" 1901 Perfect!


$725.00


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