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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 Pottery Standard Glaze Vase Signed Albert Valentien c.1883

Rookwood Pottery Standard Glaze Vase Signed Albert Valentien c.1883

$3,975.00

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Antique Pair of ROOKWOOD Panther Bookends Art Pottery William P. McDonald Design

Antique Pair of ROOKWOOD Panther Bookends Art Pottery William P. McDonald Design

$199.00

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Vintage ROOKWOOD Bookends WATER LILY Rose #2836

Vintage ROOKWOOD Bookends WATER LILY Rose #2836

$135.00

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Rookwood Elephant Bookend 2444D Green

Rookwood Elephant Bookend 2444D Green

$110.00

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Vintage Rookwood Lotus Flower White Bookends

Vintage Rookwood Lotus Flower White Bookends "Excellent"

$299.00

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Vintage Beautiful Rookwood Bookends 1948 Water Lily 2836 Turquoise

Vintage Beautiful Rookwood Bookends 1948 Water Lily 2836 Turquoise

$75.00

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Rookwood Table Lamp

Rookwood Table Lamp

$1,200.00

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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 VELLUM VASE, LORINDA EPPLY,- XV- (1915) - #1343 V - EXC CONDITION

ROOKWOOD VELLUM VASE, LORINDA EPPLY,- XV- (1915) - #1343 V - EXC CONDITION

$365.00

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Rookwood Vase - Fred Rothenbusch 1917 - 9 1/4

Rookwood Vase - Fred Rothenbusch 1917 - 9 1/4"

$995.00

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1920 ARTHUR CONANT ROOKWOOD VASE

1920 ARTHUR CONANT ROOKWOOD VASE

$6,500.00

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Rookwood Vase Shirayamandani Beautiful

Rookwood Vase Shirayamandani Beautiful

$2,400.00

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Rookwood Dragonfly Cabinet Vase

Rookwood Dragonfly Cabinet Vase

$850.00

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1930 ROOKWOOD VASE BY MCDONALD

1930 ROOKWOOD VASE BY MCDONALD

$2,500.00

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1920 ROOKWOOD VASE

1920 ROOKWOOD VASE

$595.00

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