ROOKWOOD POTTERY

rookwood pottery paperweightFrom a distance, this vintage 1937 Rookwood pottery paperweight in the shape of two bunny rabbits is so nondescript that the average eye would pass by without notice. Upon closer inspection, the dull brown-looking color is actually a rich, earthy brown / red glaze with a gorgeous glittery sheen from the minerals in the slip glaze. The piece is marked with the RP stamp, 14 flames and the Roman numeral 37, below that are the numbers 6643. The item is in mint, flawless condition with no chips, cracks, crazing, scuffs or scratches and measures 3 1/8 inches tall. rookwood rabbit paperweightIt turned out to be one of the most unexpected treasures we have found. Starting the bidding at $70 (a very fair price for the common white glaze single rabbit paperweight from the same year), we were a bit shocked when we received our first buy it now offer the next morning for $300. Bidding was already into the low $100s when we received our second offer to end the auction for $900. At this point, the auction was over in a few days, and, needless to say, we were freaking out a little. The day before auction end, we received a buy it now offer of $1,500. Now we’re sweating bullets, because the auction is stalled at around $1000. We decided to let it play out, and the last second winning bid was $2,115.00! To this day, we have no clue exactly why this paperweight went for so much money. Perhaps it was the deceptively dull brown glaze, which we could not find other examples of. Perhaps it was the fact that the statue was of two rabbits instead of one. Maybe Jasper Johns made it. Maybe people just really love rabbits!

Is Rookwood Pottery a Good Investment?

In any case, Rookwood Pottery is always a great investment, no matter what it is. rookwood markThis rabbit was made after Rookwood was hit hard by the depression, probably manufactured during a time when the factory was only operating one week per month. Despite the hard times, the artists never wavered in their commitment to aesthetic beauty and quality craftsmanship. You can see and feel the quality and history each time you handle a piece of Rookwood Pottery, and though these hares are sold, you can check below for more fine examples of this classic Arts & Crafts American Pottery.

1926 Rookwood Pottery 6-5/8 Inch Dark Blue Glaze Pinecones & Leaves Vase 1889
1926 Rookwood Pottery 6-5/8 Inch Dark Blue Glaze Pinecones & Leaves Vase 1889
$149.99
Time Remaining: 26d 15h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Vintage 1945 Rookwood Pottery Fish Box in Glazed Teal, #6857
Vintage 1945 Rookwood Pottery Fish Box in Glazed Teal, #6857
$17.16 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 56m
Rookwood Pottery Footed Bowl, 1924 Plum Mat Water Lily Relief Design, #1351
Rookwood Pottery Footed Bowl, 1924 Plum Mat Water Lily Relief Design, #1351
$129.00
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $129.00
Pristine Rookwood Pottery Soft Matte Glaze Green Vase 1930, Mold #63
Pristine Rookwood Pottery Soft Matte Glaze Green Vase 1930, Mold #63
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 23m
Rookwood Pottery Vintage Panther Cat Bookend Beige #2564 William McDonald
Rookwood Pottery Vintage Panther Cat Bookend Beige #2564 William McDonald
$20.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 34m
1920's BLUE FRUIT ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE SIGNED KJ KATHRYN JOHNSON XXV 917D
1920's BLUE FRUIT ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE SIGNED KJ KATHRYN JOHNSON XXV 917D
$112.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 4m
Rookwood pottery vase #1665F DATED 1921. 7
Rookwood pottery vase #1665F DATED 1921. 7" tall.
$85.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 7m
Beautiful Rookwood Vellum Cherry Blossom Vase by Edward Timothy Hurley c 1929
Beautiful Rookwood Vellum Cherry Blossom Vase by Edward Timothy Hurley c 1929
$21.71 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 23m
Antique American ROOKWOOD POTTERY Vase Yellow Glaze Art Deco 1929 Arts
Antique American ROOKWOOD POTTERY Vase Yellow Glaze Art Deco 1929 Arts
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 14m
ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE DATED 1929 - 7
ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE DATED 1929 - 7" TALL BLUE # 2309 - VERY FINE CONDITION
$33.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 24m
Fine Rookwood Standard Glaze Art Pottery Dish 1890's Signed Sadie Markland
Fine Rookwood Standard Glaze Art Pottery Dish 1890's Signed Sadie Markland
$165.00
Time Remaining: 23d 11h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
ROOKWOOD FLORAL VASE - IV - 614F - E.N. - X REJECT
ROOKWOOD FLORAL VASE - IV - 614F - E.N. - X REJECT
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 38m
XXII 1922 Rookwood Drip Vase Art Pottery ROOKS BIRDS Border Olive Green, Flaw 7
XXII 1922 Rookwood Drip Vase Art Pottery ROOKS BIRDS Border Olive Green, Flaw 7"
$61.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 10m
Beautiful Petite Green 4.5
Beautiful Petite Green 4.5" 1921 Vintage Rookwood Vase NR
$39.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 33m
Rookwood Pottery Cincinnati Advertisers Club 1949 Mug
Rookwood Pottery Cincinnati Advertisers Club 1949 Mug
$24.95
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Rookwood Ewer 1889 Artist Signed Toohey
Rookwood Ewer 1889 Artist Signed Toohey
$145.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 56m
1926 Rookwood vase
1926 Rookwood vase
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 13h 34m
MATTE orange RED modern art Roseville? DECO CA, 1950's Rookwood? VINTAGE pottery
MATTE orange RED modern art Roseville? DECO CA, 1950's Rookwood? VINTAGE pottery
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 25m
Rookwood Pottery Vase #2122 XLVIII 1948 Beautiful Vintage 4.5 inches Fruit
Rookwood Pottery Vase #2122 XLVIII 1948 Beautiful Vintage 4.5 inches Fruit
$250.00
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Rookwood 1948 Uncrazed Porcelain With Deer Jens Jensen MINT!
Rookwood 1948 Uncrazed Porcelain With Deer Jens Jensen MINT!
$495.00
Time Remaining: 29d 5h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $495.00