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.

ROOKWOOD POTTERY Arts & Crafts Art Deco Matte Gray Vase 9.5
ROOKWOOD POTTERY Arts & Crafts Art Deco Matte Gray Vase 9.5" XV 935C 1915
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 7m
Rookwood Pottery 1930 Carved Arts and Crafts Vase
Rookwood Pottery 1930 Carved Arts and Crafts Vase
$99.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 38m
Rookwood Art Pottery Vase: Purple Deco Tulip Design
Rookwood Art Pottery Vase: Purple Deco Tulip Design
$54.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 12m
ROOKWOOD POTTERY Pair Olive & Sand Candle Stick Holders Matte  XVI 822C 1916
ROOKWOOD POTTERY Pair Olive & Sand Candle Stick Holders Matte XVI 822C 1916
$99.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 14m
RARE 1935
RARE 1935 "S" DEMONSTRATION ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE RED SIGNED GLOSS GLAZE
$56.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 48m
rookwood pottery
rookwood pottery
$250.00
Time Remaining: 23h 44m
Rookwood Pottery Grapes & Leaves Blue Gray Vase #2604 1928 6.5
Rookwood Pottery Grapes & Leaves Blue Gray Vase #2604 1928 6.5"
$73.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 2m
  ROOKWOOD POTTERY GARDEN THEME SQUARE TRIVET, PERFECT CONDITION
ROOKWOOD POTTERY GARDEN THEME SQUARE TRIVET, PERFECT CONDITION
$100.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
RARE 1892 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED *THOMAS LUNT
RARE 1892 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED *THOMAS LUNT" STANDARD GLAZE FLOWERS
$152.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 6m
RARE LG 1927 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED MARGARET HELEN MC DONALD FLOWERS
RARE LG 1927 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED MARGARET HELEN MC DONALD FLOWERS
$131.50 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 23m
Rookwood Pottery Vase Dogwood Blossom 1914 Artist Signed
Rookwood Pottery Vase Dogwood Blossom 1914 Artist Signed
$199.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
CIRCA LATE 1800'S SIGNED MATT DALY ROOKWOOD POTTERY PITCHER
CIRCA LATE 1800'S SIGNED MATT DALY ROOKWOOD POTTERY PITCHER
$499.00
Time Remaining: 29d 10h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
Vintage 1926 Rookwood Pink Pottery 5 1/2
Vintage 1926 Rookwood Pink Pottery 5 1/2" Vase with Diasy Flowers
$31.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 5m
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rookwood pottery
$93.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d
RARE LARGE 1901 ROOKWOOD VASE JOHN HAMILTON DELANY WAREHAM FLORAL GLOSS GLAZE
RARE LARGE 1901 ROOKWOOD VASE JOHN HAMILTON DELANY WAREHAM FLORAL GLOSS GLAZE
$403.00 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 45m
rookwood pottery
rookwood pottery
$145.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 55m
1914 ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE ARTIST HELEN M LYONS BLOSSOMING BRANCHES VELLUM 942D
1914 ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE ARTIST HELEN M LYONS BLOSSOMING BRANCHES VELLUM 942D
$149.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 37m
rookwood pottery
rookwood pottery
$350.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 46m
rookwood pottery
rookwood pottery
$95.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4m
ROOKWOOD POTTERY GOAT FIGURAL PAPERWEIGHT BY LOUISE ABEL
ROOKWOOD POTTERY GOAT FIGURAL PAPERWEIGHT BY LOUISE ABEL
$120.00
Time Remaining: 25d 15h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00