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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 IRIS GLAZE 7' TALL VASE EDWARD DIERS 1905

ROOKWOOD POTTERY IRIS GLAZE 7' TALL VASE EDWARD DIERS 1905

$350.00

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Antique Rookwood Blue Bowl  ~ Shape #2357 Dragonfly Motif

Antique Rookwood Blue Bowl ~ Shape #2357 Dragonfly Motif

$178.20

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY MATTE MATT GREEN VASE BIRD DECORATION TOOHEY 1905

ROOKWOOD POTTERY MATTE MATT GREEN VASE BIRD DECORATION TOOHEY 1905

$1,295.00

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Rookwood Vase, Pink Matte,  6085, XXIX, 1929, 4.5 Inches

Rookwood Vase, Pink Matte, 6085, XXIX, 1929, 4.5 Inches

$374.99

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Large Rookwood Butterfly Vase by Kataro Shirayamadani

Large Rookwood Butterfly Vase by Kataro Shirayamadani

$1,550.00

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY BOOKENDS LOTUS FLOWER 2836

ROOKWOOD POTTERY BOOKENDS LOTUS FLOWER 2836

$139.95

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY 5

ROOKWOOD POTTERY 5" HEXAGONAL VASE WITH ROOKS DATED 1926

$395.00

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Rookwood Pottery Standard Glaze Vase Signed Albert Valentien c.1885

Rookwood Pottery Standard Glaze Vase Signed Albert Valentien c.1885

$4,999.99

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY IRIS GLAZE 9

ROOKWOOD POTTERY IRIS GLAZE 9" TALL VASE BY SARA SAX 1906

$1,995.00

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Large Rookwood Faience Tile 12

Large Rookwood Faience Tile 12" Heraldic Crest Spanish Revival Tudor Arts Crafts

$495.00

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ROOKWOOD Art Pottery Production Vase FUCHSIA FLORAL 2 Colors 10 3/8” Marked

ROOKWOOD Art Pottery Production Vase FUCHSIA FLORAL 2 Colors 10 3/8” Marked

$210.00

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Art Pottery Rookwood Vase – Teal Soft Blue Color – Dates 1945

Art Pottery Rookwood Vase – Teal Soft Blue Color – Dates 1945

$265.00

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Rookwood Vase 1920s Louise Abel Greek Frieze Nudes

Rookwood Vase 1920s Louise Abel Greek Frieze Nudes

$185.00

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Vintage Rookwood Pottery Bowl Arts and Crafts 1929 Aqua #1351 Waterlilies Footed

Vintage Rookwood Pottery Bowl Arts and Crafts 1929 Aqua #1351 Waterlilies Footed

$325.00

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Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Vase Mold 2604 Grapes & Leaves Pattern Circa 1920

Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Vase Mold 2604 Grapes & Leaves Pattern Circa 1920

$120.00

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