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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 CARVED/INCISED MAT 5.5

ROOKWOOD CARVED/INCISED MAT 5.5" VASE 1904 ACORNS/OAK LEAVES SALLIE TOOHEY MINT

$1,295.00

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ROOKWOOD 5

ROOKWOOD 5" HEXAGONAL VASE W/ROOKS d1928 IN RICH ORANGE RUST GLAZE MINT

$395.00

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ROOKWOOD 5.5

ROOKWOOD 5.5" x 6" ELEPHANT BOOKEND BY WILLIAM McDONALD d1929 GREEN GLAZE MINT

$145.00

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RARE ROOKWOOD 16

RARE ROOKWOOD 16" MERMAID FAIENCE DESIGN DATED 1921

$1,595.00

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ROOKWOOD VELLUM GLAZE 10

ROOKWOOD VELLUM GLAZE 10" VASE d1911 BY MISS SARA SAX W/STYLIZED BLOSSOMS MINT

$1,695.00

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ROOKWOOD ORIGINAL 11

ROOKWOOD ORIGINAL 11" LAMP BASE 1946 BLEEDING HEART BLOSSOMS IN AQUA GLAZE R230

$195.00

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ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 5.5

ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 5.5" VASE W/DOTTED BLOSSOMS/LEAVES YELLOW OCHRE GLAZE MINT

$295.00

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ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 9.5

ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 9.5" VASE W/FRILLY TULIPS 1919 IN MEDIUM BLUE GLAZE MINT

$395.00

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ROOKWOOD IRIS GLAZE 10.5

ROOKWOOD IRIS GLAZE 10.5" VASE d1909 BY ED DIERS EXQUISITE DAISY BLOSSOMS MINT

$2,495.00

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ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 6.5

ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 6.5" VASE #2115 SARA SAX DESIGN GREEN/ROSE GLAZE 1918 MINT

$325.00

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Rookwood Pottery production 1925 floral vase tan brown arts & crafts

Rookwood Pottery production 1925 floral vase tan brown arts & crafts

$295.00

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ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 6.5

ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 6.5" VASE 1926 W/BERRIES/LEAVES MOTIF LUSH BLUE GLAZES MINT

$225.00

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ROOKWOOD 5.75

ROOKWOOD 5.75" ARTS & CRAFTS Z-LINE PITCHER MATTE GREEN GLAZE 1904 #341CZ MINT

$295.00

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ROOKWOOD VELLUM 12

ROOKWOOD VELLUM 12" VASE BY ED DIERS d1908 W/CHERRIES MINT

$1,495.00

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ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 7.25

ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 7.25" VASE WITH PLEATED/LOBED RIM IN OXBLOOD GLAZE d1949

$195.00

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