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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 Iris glaze Vase with Milkweed Ed Diers 1901

Rookwood Iris glaze Vase with Milkweed Ed Diers 1901

$495.00

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Rookwood Pottery 1924 Artist Signed Lincoln Vase 10 3/4” Shape 1356C

Rookwood Pottery 1924 Artist Signed Lincoln Vase 10 3/4” Shape 1356C

$595.00

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Rookwood Scenic Vellum Fred Rothenbusch Vase

Rookwood Scenic Vellum Fred Rothenbusch Vase

$950.00

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Rookwood Table Lamp

Rookwood Table Lamp

$1,200.00

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Rookwood Vase 3.5”

Rookwood Vase 3.5”

$40.00

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Rookwood Fine Ombroso Glaze Vase W. Hentschel 1915 MINT!

Rookwood Fine Ombroso Glaze Vase W. Hentschel 1915 MINT!

$795.00

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* RARE RARE * Rookwood PEACOCK Vellum Vase, Kataro Shirayamadani, 1907, 14.25

* RARE RARE * Rookwood PEACOCK Vellum Vase, Kataro Shirayamadani, 1907, 14.25"

$18,000.00

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Rookwood Turtle Paperweight mint

Rookwood Turtle Paperweight mint

$325.00

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Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase F. Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

Beautiful Rookwood Cabinet Vase F. Rothenbusch 1931 Uncrazed

$499.00

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Rookwood Pitcher by Matt Daly. Marked 1891

Rookwood Pitcher by Matt Daly. Marked 1891

$998.00

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ROOKWOOD Vellum Vase by Kataro Shirayamadani.  10 1/2”  1943

ROOKWOOD Vellum Vase by Kataro Shirayamadani. 10 1/2” 1943

$1,499.00

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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 Huge Decorated Matte Vase 1927 MINT!

Rookwood Huge Decorated Matte Vase 1927 MINT!

$1,895.00

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1937 Rookwood Duck Vase

1937 Rookwood Duck Vase

$100.00

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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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