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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 Scenic Vellum Vase c.1914 Fred Rothenbusch 8 3/4

Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase c.1914 Fred Rothenbusch 8 3/4"

$900.00

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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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Rookwood Vellum Glaze 12 1/2” Iris Vase Circa 1913 Artist Cipher Lorinda Epply

Rookwood Vellum Glaze 12 1/2” Iris Vase Circa 1913 Artist Cipher Lorinda Epply

$1,500.00

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Rookwood Vase Shirayamandani Beautiful

Rookwood Vase Shirayamandani Beautiful

$2,400.00

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Rookwood Vase Elizabeth Barrett 1945 Beautiful And Perfect

Rookwood Vase Elizabeth Barrett 1945 Beautiful And Perfect

$650.00

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Rookwood Vase Very Beautiful Colors And Flowers 1922 951E  7.5” Louise Abel Sign

Rookwood Vase Very Beautiful Colors And Flowers 1922 951E 7.5” Louise Abel Sign

$425.00

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ROOKWOOD CARVED VELLUM VASE SARA SAX CINCINNATI OHIO 1914 BUCKEYE DECORATION

ROOKWOOD CARVED VELLUM VASE SARA SAX CINCINNATI OHIO 1914 BUCKEYE DECORATION

$2,750.00

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Rookwood Pastel Vellum Poppy Vase c.1914 Margaret McDonald

Rookwood Pastel Vellum Poppy Vase c.1914 Margaret McDonald

$750.00

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Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase Caroline Steinle 1920 7

Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase Caroline Steinle 1920 7"

$1,995.00

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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 Scenic Birch Vellum Vase c.1918 #950E Lenore Asbury 7 1/2

Rookwood Scenic Birch Vellum Vase c.1918 #950E Lenore Asbury 7 1/2"

$900.00

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Rookwood Pitcher by Matt Daly. Marked 1891

Rookwood Pitcher by Matt Daly. Marked 1891

$998.00

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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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Rookwood Double Vellum Stylized Floral Vase c.1925 Unknown Artist 9

Rookwood Double Vellum Stylized Floral Vase c.1925 Unknown Artist 9"

$750.00

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Rookwood Table Lamp

Rookwood Table Lamp

$1,200.00

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