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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 Vase C. Schmidt X'd MINT! 1910

Rookwood Pottery Iris Glaze Vase C. Schmidt X'd MINT! 1910


$1,195.00


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Rookwood Pottery birch vase

Rookwood Pottery birch vase


$2,395.00


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Rookwood Pottery Vase with Fish

Rookwood Pottery Vase with Fish


$2,595.00


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Rookwood Pottery Fish Vase

Rookwood Pottery Fish Vase


$2,395.00


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Rookwood Pottery Vase Scenic Edward Diers  Vellum 1921  8”

Rookwood Pottery Vase Scenic Edward Diers Vellum 1921 8”


$1,000.00


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rookwood footed vase

rookwood footed vase


$75.00


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c. 1927 Sara Sax Rookwood Vase, Flared Rim, Bilberries and Blossoms

c. 1927 Sara Sax Rookwood Vase, Flared Rim, Bilberries and Blossoms


$679.99


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Rookwood Pottery vase beautiful glaze Maroon Arts & Crafts 1923 5.5

Rookwood Pottery vase beautiful glaze Maroon Arts & Crafts 1923 5.5" tall


$95.00


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Rookwood American Antique Pottery vase

Rookwood American Antique Pottery vase


$500.00


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ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE- BROWN CLOVER design, Marked  Gloss Glaze

ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE- BROWN CLOVER design, Marked Gloss Glaze


$110.00


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Rookwood Pottery Decorated Matte 1923 C.S. Todd Very Nice! Mint!

Rookwood Pottery Decorated Matte 1923 C.S. Todd Very Nice! Mint!


$895.00


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Rookwood Pottery Production Vase with Ravens 1928 MINT!

Rookwood Pottery Production Vase with Ravens 1928 MINT!


$495.00


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Rookwood Pottery Scenic Vellum Ed Diers 1919 MINT!

Rookwood Pottery Scenic Vellum Ed Diers 1919 MINT!


$1,195.00


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Antique Rookwood Pottery Faience Robin Egg Blue Corner Stone Molding Sculpture

Antique Rookwood Pottery Faience Robin Egg Blue Corner Stone Molding Sculpture


$475.00


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ROOKWOOD 1950 7

ROOKWOOD 1950 7" Lobed Pinch VASE OXBLOOD 6953 2nd Quality


$95.00


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