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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 8.25

ROOKWOOD 8.25" TALL VASE ED DIERS DATED 1905 VELLUM GLAZE

$495.00

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ROOKWOOD LAVENDER PRODUCTION 5.5

ROOKWOOD LAVENDER PRODUCTION 5.5" TALL VASE DATED 1929

$195.00

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ROOKWOOD POTTERY 1931 Art Deco Design VASE #6157 Turquoise - Divided Frog Top

ROOKWOOD POTTERY 1931 Art Deco Design VASE #6157 Turquoise - Divided Frog Top

$129.00

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1915 Rookwood Pottery Vase Banded w Mauve Blossoms Signed Edward Timothy Hurley

1915 Rookwood Pottery Vase Banded w Mauve Blossoms Signed Edward Timothy Hurley

$225.00

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Rookwood Single Polar Bear Bookend 1923 Great Glaze!

Rookwood Single Polar Bear Bookend 1923 Great Glaze!

$395.00

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ROOKWOOD JEWEL PORCELAIN SCENIC VASE WITH LAKE AND TREES ET HURLEY DATED 1943

ROOKWOOD JEWEL PORCELAIN SCENIC VASE WITH LAKE AND TREES ET HURLEY DATED 1943

$2,495.00

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C1891 ROOKWOOD POTTERY STANDARD GLAZE PITCHER GREEN GRAPES BY HARRIET WILLCOX

C1891 ROOKWOOD POTTERY STANDARD GLAZE PITCHER GREEN GRAPES BY HARRIET WILLCOX

$560.00

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Rookwood Chocolate & Caramel Hawthorn Rook Bookends 1919

Rookwood Chocolate & Caramel Hawthorn Rook Bookends 1919

$295.00

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Vtg Rookwood Art Pottery Vase XLV 1945 6510 Dusty Blue

Vtg Rookwood Art Pottery Vase XLV 1945 6510 Dusty Blue

$69.00

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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 Nice Vellum Glaze Vase McDonald MINT! 1931

Rookwood Nice Vellum Glaze Vase McDonald MINT! 1931

$595.00

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ROOKWOOD KNEELING NUDE BOOKENDS SHAPE NUMBER 6159 DATED 1959

ROOKWOOD KNEELING NUDE BOOKENDS SHAPE NUMBER 6159 DATED 1959

$495.00

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ROOKWOOD 1923 POTTERY BOWL 7 1/2

ROOKWOOD 1923 POTTERY BOWL 7 1/2" DIAMETER "MINT" CONDITION

$125.00

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Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

$895.00

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Rookwood Jewel Porcelain Vase 1946 Jens Jensen MINT!

Rookwood Jewel Porcelain Vase 1946 Jens Jensen MINT!

$595.00

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