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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 Faience Tile NIB

Rookwood Faience Tile NIB

$15.00

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Rookwood Decorative Tile

Rookwood Decorative Tile

$50.00

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 Rookwood 1919 Glazed Elephant Bookend in Ivory Color

Rookwood 1919 Glazed Elephant Bookend in Ivory Color

$189.00

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Rookwood Young Boy #2447 1920 Bookends By Designer William McDonald

Rookwood Young Boy #2447 1920 Bookends By Designer William McDonald

$799.99

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Rookwood bowl, 1921, dark lavender and  cerulean blue high glazed

Rookwood bowl, 1921, dark lavender and cerulean blue high glazed

$165.00

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RARE 19th C. ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY 9.25

RARE 19th C. ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY 9.25" SILVER OVERLAY EWER, MARY NOURSE c. 1883

$3,250.00

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ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY DECORATED VELLUM POTTERY LAMP, sgd LOUISE ABLE, c. 1921

ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY DECORATED VELLUM POTTERY LAMP, sgd LOUISE ABLE, c. 1921

$2,875.00

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Rookwood Pottery Painted Matte vase ARV 1900 purple violets green Arts

Rookwood Pottery Painted Matte vase ARV 1900 purple violets green Arts

$2,495.00

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ROOKWOOD ARTS & CRAFTS ART POTTERY VASE #2865, DUSTY ROSE MATTE FINISH, c. 1930

ROOKWOOD ARTS & CRAFTS ART POTTERY VASE #2865, DUSTY ROSE MATTE FINISH, c. 1930

$175.00

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ROOKWOOD Arts & Crafts Art Pottery Candlesticks  #822 D, Matte Finish, c. 1920

ROOKWOOD Arts & Crafts Art Pottery Candlesticks #822 D, Matte Finish, c. 1920

$399.99

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ROOKWOOD ARTS & CRAFTS ART POTTERY VASE  #605, MATTE FINISH, c. 1921

ROOKWOOD ARTS & CRAFTS ART POTTERY VASE #605, MATTE FINISH, c. 1921

$199.99

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Rookwood Pottery Shirayamadani 9

Rookwood Pottery Shirayamadani 9" wax matte poppy design vase 1939 Arts

$1,495.00

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ROOKWOOD ARTS AND CRAFTS POTTERY JADE / OLIVE / SAGE GREEN BUD VASE 7.25

ROOKWOOD ARTS AND CRAFTS POTTERY JADE / OLIVE / SAGE GREEN BUD VASE 7.25" TALL

$69.70

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ROOKWOOD 1938 TURQUOISE BLUE POTTERY PRANCING HORSES BALUSTER VASE #6498

ROOKWOOD 1938 TURQUOISE BLUE POTTERY PRANCING HORSES BALUSTER VASE #6498

$139.00

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Rookwood Pottery 6x6 landscape tile matte green arts & crafts

Rookwood Pottery 6x6 landscape tile matte green arts & crafts

$1,295.00

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