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 5 1/2
ROOKWOOD POTTERY 5 1/2" VASE WITH DAISIES "MINT" CONDITION FACTORY "X"
$110.00
Time Remaining: 9d 23h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $110.00
Rookwood Pottery Variegated Bud Vase Blue Green 1921 XXI 1824 Arts Crafts AS IS
Rookwood Pottery Variegated Bud Vase Blue Green 1921 XXI 1824 Arts Crafts AS IS
$21.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 44m
ROOKWOOD Pottery Vase with Embossed Flowers  /  matte Green
ROOKWOOD Pottery Vase with Embossed Flowers / matte Green
$29.99
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 6m
 Antique Rookwood Art Pottery 7
Antique Rookwood Art Pottery 7" Vase 917 C Blue Yellow Flowers
$99.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 38m
ROOKWOOD BURGANDY POTTERY VASE FLAME MARK
ROOKWOOD BURGANDY POTTERY VASE FLAME MARK
$46.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 45m
Antique Rookwood #2484 XXIII Green Art Pottery Vase Dated 1923
Antique Rookwood #2484 XXIII Green Art Pottery Vase Dated 1923
$7.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 15m
Rookwood Pottery # 2609 Production Vase 6 3/4 inches Tall Marked
Rookwood Pottery # 2609 Production Vase 6 3/4 inches Tall Marked
$47.66 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 18h 45m
Rookwood Butterfly Vase Matte, Blue
Rookwood Butterfly Vase Matte, Blue
$45.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 42m
ROOKWOOD POTTERY FLORAL VASE 4
ROOKWOOD POTTERY FLORAL VASE 4" TALL "MINT" CONDITION MID-CENTURY
$70.00
Time Remaining: 9d 23h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
Rookwood Handled  4
Rookwood Handled  4 " vase - Shape 1807 - C. 1915
$10.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 28m
2-VINTAGE ROOKWOOD POTTERY BLUE SHIP 6.5
2-VINTAGE ROOKWOOD POTTERY BLUE SHIP 6.5" PLATES ARTS & CRAFTS
$20.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 30m
FINE VINTAGE 1917 ROOKWOOD Ohio AMERICAN Art POTTERY VASE MATTE Blue #2434
FINE VINTAGE 1917 ROOKWOOD Ohio AMERICAN Art POTTERY VASE MATTE Blue #2434
$90.00
Time Remaining: 23h 37m
Rookwood Pottery 1945 Matte Aqua Blue/Green Berries & Leaves Art Deco Vase 6545
Rookwood Pottery 1945 Matte Aqua Blue/Green Berries & Leaves Art Deco Vase 6545
$65.00
Time Remaining: 28d 14h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
ROOKWOOD VASE 1928 EXCELLENT!!! NR
ROOKWOOD VASE 1928 EXCELLENT!!! NR
$110.00
Time Remaining: 19h 31m
Rookwood Art Pottery Vase 8
Rookwood Art Pottery Vase 8" tall Irene Bishop Daffodils, Crocus circa 1902
$175.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 38m
Rookwood Standard Glaze Brown Leaves Pitcher
Rookwood Standard Glaze Brown Leaves Pitcher
$40.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 51m
RARE 1930 ROOKWOOD POTTERY ALLIGATOR CROCODILE ASHTRAY #2605
RARE 1930 ROOKWOOD POTTERY ALLIGATOR CROCODILE ASHTRAY #2605
$950.00
Time Remaining: 23h 14m
Rookwood Small Vase
Rookwood Small Vase
$20.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4m
ROOKWOOD VASE 1929 EXCELLENT!!! NR
ROOKWOOD VASE 1929 EXCELLENT!!! NR
$79.00
Time Remaining: 19h 24m
ROOKWOOD Vase #942 E by Laura E. Linderman signed 4 1/2
ROOKWOOD Vase #942 E by Laura E. Linderman signed 4 1/2" brown leaves 1895 era
$58.00
Time Remaining: 20h 51m