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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 Chartreuse Green Round Vase Butterflies 1946 Kataro Shirayamadani #6509

Rookwood Chartreuse Green Round Vase Butterflies 1946 Kataro Shirayamadani #6509

$84.00

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Rookwood Pottery 2160 Rose Bowl  Blue

Rookwood Pottery 2160 Rose Bowl Blue

$119.00

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Rookwood Pottery Vellum Floral Vase by Helen M. Lyons d1914 Shape 1926

Rookwood Pottery Vellum Floral Vase by Helen M. Lyons d1914 Shape 1926

$268.00

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Nice Rookwood Pottery Vase PInk Grn Matte Ribbed Design EX Mark 6229 XXXI 5

Nice Rookwood Pottery Vase PInk Grn Matte Ribbed Design EX Mark 6229 XXXI 5"x 4"

$114.00

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Rookwood Production 7

Rookwood Production 7" Speckled Tan & Blue Melon Ribbed Vase 1923

$185.00

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY CLASSIC ROOK FIGURAL ASHTRAY IN EXCELLENT, ORIGINAL CONDITION

ROOKWOOD POTTERY CLASSIC ROOK FIGURAL ASHTRAY IN EXCELLENT, ORIGINAL CONDITION

$120.00

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ROOKWOOD 5 5/8

ROOKWOOD 5 5/8" BLUE GRAPES & LEAVES MAT VELLUM #942 V VASE c1910 Van Horne

$525.00

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ANTIQUE 1945 SIGNED ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE WITH ROSES DECORATION

ANTIQUE 1945 SIGNED ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE WITH ROSES DECORATION

$85.00

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ROOKWOOD 8 3/4

ROOKWOOD 8 3/4" ART DECO MAUVE CRYSTALLINE #2907 VASE MUNSON MOLD DESITGN c1931

$195.00

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Rookwood Tile Revival Bluejay 6

Rookwood Tile Revival Bluejay 6"x6"- brand new

$88.00

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ROOKWOOD 6 1/4” ROSES & LEAVES MAT VELLUM #912  VASE c1928 ELIZABETH LINCOLN

ROOKWOOD 6 1/4” ROSES & LEAVES MAT VELLUM #912 VASE c1928 ELIZABETH LINCOLN

$680.00

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Rookwood Pottery 1925 Matte Yellow Vase Shape 2426

Rookwood Pottery 1925 Matte Yellow Vase Shape 2426

$225.00

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Rookwood Double Tile Decorative Wood Frame Set - brand new

Rookwood Double Tile Decorative Wood Frame Set - brand new

$208.00

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Rookwood Iris Glaze Blue 5.25

Rookwood Iris Glaze Blue 5.25" Butterflies Vase 1900 Sara Sax

$1,995.00

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY ARTS & CRAFTS  LOW BOWL, CRYSTALLINE GLAZE

ROOKWOOD POTTERY ARTS & CRAFTS LOW BOWL, CRYSTALLINE GLAZE

$80.00

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