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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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1907 ROOKWOOD Opium Poppy POTTERY Chocolate Pot Pitcher 7880 Signed JWD 8 1/2

1907 ROOKWOOD Opium Poppy POTTERY Chocolate Pot Pitcher 7880 Signed JWD 8 1/2"

$325.50

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Rookwood Pottery Vase - Medusa Head - American Earthenware & Silver Overlay

Rookwood Pottery Vase - Medusa Head - American Earthenware & Silver Overlay

$3,850.00

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Rookwood Contemporary Framed Rook Tile

Rookwood Contemporary Framed Rook Tile

$175.00

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Rookwood Bowl 1923 # 2177

Rookwood Bowl 1923 # 2177

$150.00

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Rookwood Fish Vellum Vase Hurley

Rookwood Fish Vellum Vase Hurley

$2,400.00

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Rookwood Pitcher, 818 Body, Unidentified Artist

Rookwood Pitcher, 818 Body, Unidentified Artist

$375.00

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Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase F. Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase F. Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

$695.00

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Rookwood Large Scenic Vellum Vase Ed Diers 1915

Rookwood Large Scenic Vellum Vase Ed Diers 1915

$1,495.00

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Rookwood Decorated Matte Vase 1927 W. Rhem MINT!

Rookwood Decorated Matte Vase 1927 W. Rhem MINT!

$495.00

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Rookwood Scenic Porcelain Vase M. McDonald 1940

Rookwood Scenic Porcelain Vase M. McDonald 1940

$695.00

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Rookwood Standard Glaze Vase with Tulips E. Lincoln MINT! 1902

Rookwood Standard Glaze Vase with Tulips E. Lincoln MINT! 1902

$395.00

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Rookwood Iris Glaze Vase 1911 Lincoln MINT!

Rookwood Iris Glaze Vase 1911 Lincoln MINT!

$595.00

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ROOKWOOD Vase With Butterfiles

ROOKWOOD Vase With Butterfiles

$69.99

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Rookwood Fabeltier Paperweight 1939 Matte Green MINT!

Rookwood Fabeltier Paperweight 1939 Matte Green MINT!

$395.00

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Rookwood Porcelain Glaze Vase 1916 Arthur Conant Uncrazed MINT!

Rookwood Porcelain Glaze Vase 1916 Arthur Conant Uncrazed MINT!

$695.00

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