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Rookwood Pottery Company

Rookwood Pottery was one of the most notable pottery producers in Ohio at the turn of the century. Known for their remarkably diverse designs, Rookwood pottery pieces are some of the most popular among collectors today.

Established in 1880, Rookwood Pottery was the creation of Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, who was inspired to pursue new approaches to pottery following her visit to Philadelphia's Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Borrowing the name of her father's country house, Storer christened her new facility Rookwood and turned to production of art pottery by late that same year.

Rookwood's team of designers innovated in their shapes and glazes, which consistently won over American consumers. From subtle earthen hues to bolder designs inspired by the Japonism trend, Rookwood ceramics experienced ongoing success through the early decades of the 20th century. Now collector's items, Rookwood pottery pieces are a treasured component of any ceramic collection.


Quick Facts

  • Rookwood Pottery Company was a featured exhibitor at the Parisian Exposition Universelle in 1889
  • Rookwood also produced an array of decorative ceramic tiles that were used in significant structures, including Chicago's Monroe Building, which restored all of its Rookwood Pottery tiles in 2012
  • So celebrated is the heritage of Rookwood pottery in Ohio that the Cincinnati Art Museum has an entire gallery of Rookwood works on permanent display

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1931 Artist Signed Rookwood Pottery Vellum Vase By Lenore Asbury
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1931 Artist Signed Rookwood Pottery Vellum Vase By Lenore Asbury
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$19016 Bids
1897 Artist Signed Rookwood Pottery Vase By L. N. Lincoln
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1897 Artist Signed Rookwood Pottery Vase By L. N. Lincoln
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$20011 Bids
1929 Rookwood Pottery Vase
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1929 Rookwood Pottery Vase
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$808 Bids
1917 Rookwood Pottery Vase
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1917 Rookwood Pottery Vase
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$906 Bids
1914 ARTS & CRAFTS ROOKWOOD #211S VASE
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
1914 ARTS & CRAFTS ROOKWOOD #211S VASE
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$305 Bids
Rookwood Pottery Artist Signed Jug, H. Wenderoth
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
Rookwood Pottery Artist Signed Jug, H. Wenderoth
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$705 Bids
1913 Artist Signed Rookwood Pottery Vase
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1913 Artist Signed Rookwood Pottery Vase
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1105 Bids
1921 Rookwood Pottery Pink Vase
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1921 Rookwood Pottery Pink Vase
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$805 Bids
1943 White Rookwood Vase
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1943 White Rookwood Vase
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$804 Bids
1940 Rookwood Pottery Dog Figure
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1940 Rookwood Pottery Dog Figure
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$503 Bids
Rookwood Pottery Green Vase, Greek Key
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
Rookwood Pottery Green Vase, Greek Key
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$403 Bids
1920 Rookwood Pottery 3 Handled Pink Vase
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1920 Rookwood Pottery 3 Handled Pink Vase
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$703 Bids
1945 Rookwood Pottery Donkey Figure
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1945 Rookwood Pottery Donkey Figure
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$352 Bids
1916 Rookwood Pottery 3 Handled Blue Bowl
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1916 Rookwood Pottery 3 Handled Blue Bowl
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$452 Bids
Rookwood Pottery, Large Standard Glaze Ewer, Anna Valentien
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CST
Rookwood Pottery, Large Standard Glaze Ewer, Anna Valentien
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $225- $275
$1502 Bids
Pair of 1930 Rookwood Pottery Creamer and Sugar
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
Pair of 1930 Rookwood Pottery Creamer and Sugar
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$352 Bids
Art Nouveau Rookwood Pottery Tulip Faience Tile
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Art Nouveau Rookwood Pottery Tulip Faience Tile
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
Rookwood Pottery Crane Figure
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
Rookwood Pottery Crane Figure
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$401 Bid
Mary Nourse for Rookwood Pottery Vase
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
Mary Nourse for Rookwood Pottery Vase
by Leonard Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Salie Coyne for Rookwood Pottery Vase
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
Salie Coyne for Rookwood Pottery Vase
by Leonard Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Rookwood #2812 Matte Blue Vase 1931
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Rookwood #2812 Matte Blue Vase 1931
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $200- $300
$1501 Bid
1924 Rookwood Pottery Vase
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1924 Rookwood Pottery Vase
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$301 Bid
1933 Rookwood Pottery Pelican Pipe Rest
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1933 Rookwood Pottery Pelican Pipe Rest
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$201 Bid
1946 Rookwood Pottery Blue Bowl
Dec 04, 5:00 PM CST
1946 Rookwood Pottery Blue Bowl
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$301 Bid

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