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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 Vase 1928 Dusty Rose Matte Finish

Rookwood Pottery Vase 1928 Dusty Rose Matte Finish

$125.00

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Rookwood 'Incised Mat' Vase

Rookwood 'Incised Mat' Vase

$750.00

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Rookwood Vase 1932 Beige

Rookwood Vase 1932 Beige

$195.00

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Rookwood No 6216 MULE Bookends 1931 Ivory Matt Glaze Figural Donkey Wm MacDonald

Rookwood No 6216 MULE Bookends 1931 Ivory Matt Glaze Figural Donkey Wm MacDonald

$325.00

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Rookwood pottery vase shape 869 dated 1900 and signed

Rookwood pottery vase shape 869 dated 1900 and signed

$435.00

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Rookwood ''Dancing Fish

Rookwood ''Dancing Fish" Vase

$645.00

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Rookwood Bowl, Frog, & Candle Holders 1927 Velum Blue

Rookwood Bowl, Frog, & Candle Holders 1927 Velum Blue

$340.00

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Rookwood 18

Rookwood 18" Vellum vase by Frederick Rothenbusch C.1920

$1,375.00

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Antique Rookwood Blue Vase Flowers

Antique Rookwood Blue Vase Flowers

$350.00

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Rookwood Pottery Vase

Rookwood Pottery Vase

$450.00

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Antique Rookwood double handled Vase Number 2562 Dates 1922

Antique Rookwood double handled Vase Number 2562 Dates 1922

$325.00

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Antique Rookwood Art Pottery Vase Brown - Shiney Glaze

Antique Rookwood Art Pottery Vase Brown - Shiney Glaze

$225.00

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Rookwood 1920 Dusty Rose Matte Squat Bowl Shape 2154

Rookwood 1920 Dusty Rose Matte Squat Bowl Shape 2154

$182.25

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Antique Mauve Colored Rookwood Pottery Vase Dated 1925

Antique Mauve Colored Rookwood Pottery Vase Dated 1925

$295.00

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Rookwood Bowl 1922 XXII 957DD 957 Superb

Rookwood Bowl 1922 XXII 957DD 957 Superb

$79.95

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