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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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Beautiful Artist Signed Rookwood Pitcher

Beautiful Artist Signed Rookwood Pitcher

$275.00

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Rookwood Pottery Vase Rare Mu Phi Epsilon 1940 Commision

Rookwood Pottery Vase Rare Mu Phi Epsilon 1940 Commision

$160.00

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VINTAGE Signed ROOKWOOD Vase. Found On MARTHAS VINEYARD

VINTAGE Signed ROOKWOOD Vase. Found On MARTHAS VINEYARD

$1,000.00

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Rookwood Pottery 1921 Matte Yellow Art Deco Vase 1823

Rookwood Pottery 1921 Matte Yellow Art Deco Vase 1823

$295.00

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1911 Rookwood 7 3/4” Z Production Line Arts Crafts Pottery Vase Red Mat Glaze

1911 Rookwood 7 3/4” Z Production Line Arts Crafts Pottery Vase Red Mat Glaze

$425.00

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Rookwood Iris Vase

Rookwood Iris Vase

$6,500.00

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Rookwood Vase pattern 647 beautiful Matte Green Textured  Glaze 

Rookwood Vase pattern 647 beautiful Matte Green Textured  Glaze 

$42.00

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Rookwood 1915 Footed Squat Vase Charles Todd Mint!

Rookwood 1915 Footed Squat Vase Charles Todd Mint!

$495.00

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Rookwood Candlesticks, approx 1 1/2

Rookwood Candlesticks, approx 1 1/2"

$75.00

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1908 Rookwood Pottery Iris Vase Sallie Sally Coyne Signed Numbered FAST SHIP

1908 Rookwood Pottery Iris Vase Sallie Sally Coyne Signed Numbered FAST SHIP

$1,250.00

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Vintage Rookwood Pottery Lamp Green

Vintage Rookwood Pottery Lamp Green

$367.00

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ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY 1927 SEAHORSE PAPERWEIGHT

ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY 1927 SEAHORSE PAPERWEIGHT

$775.00

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Rookwood pottery vase 1917

Rookwood pottery vase 1917

$350.00

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Rookwood Porcelain Glaze Vase with Fish Jens Jensen 1934 MINT! Uncrazed!

Rookwood Porcelain Glaze Vase with Fish Jens Jensen 1934 MINT! Uncrazed!

$1,195.00

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Antique Rookwood Pottery Turquoise Lidded Sugar Bowl Pot Dated 1919 #2249 Rare

Antique Rookwood Pottery Turquoise Lidded Sugar Bowl Pot Dated 1919 #2249 Rare

$49.95

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