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 Art Pottery 1901 Pitcher # 626, 5 1/4
Rookwood Art Pottery 1901 Pitcher # 626, 5 1/4" Tall
$124.95
Time Remaining: 27d 5h 36m
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Rookwood Art Pottery Early 1890 Iris Glaze #214 Bowl
Rookwood Art Pottery Early 1890 Iris Glaze #214 Bowl
$56.00 (8 Bids)
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Rookwood 1935 Art Pottery Vellum Vase signed Japanese Artist Shirayamadani
Rookwood 1935 Art Pottery Vellum Vase signed Japanese Artist Shirayamadani
$899.99
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 58m
Vintage Rookwood Pottery Green Raven Tray Number 1139 Factory Second
Vintage Rookwood Pottery Green Raven Tray Number 1139 Factory Second
$150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 31m
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Antique Rookwood Pottery Standard Glaze Mug- Stein Ohio Buckeyes Nice!
Antique Rookwood Pottery Standard Glaze Mug- Stein Ohio Buckeyes Nice!
$18.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 59m
Rookwood Pottery Bowl Arts N Crafts Design
Rookwood Pottery Bowl Arts N Crafts Design
$45.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 44m
Signed Rookwood Pottery 7-3/4
Signed Rookwood Pottery 7-3/4" Blue Vase Vellum Glaze, Chas. J. McLaughlin 1916
$200.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 7h 20m
ROOKWOOD POTTERY PAPERWEIGHTS:  TWO SHIRAYAMADANI BIRD FORMS IN GREAT CONDITION
ROOKWOOD POTTERY PAPERWEIGHTS: TWO SHIRAYAMADANI BIRD FORMS IN GREAT CONDITION
$180.00
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 7m
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INCREDIBLE Antique Rookwood Vellum Vase by Artist Sallie Coyne - 8
INCREDIBLE Antique Rookwood Vellum Vase by Artist Sallie Coyne - 8" Greens/Blues
$180.27 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 38m
Rookwood Art Pottery Circa 1922 #2151 Bowl
Rookwood Art Pottery Circa 1922 #2151 Bowl
$24.95
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 29m
Rookwood Art Pottery Vase 1944, Embossed Butterflies Blue-Green Glaze
Rookwood Art Pottery Vase 1944, Embossed Butterflies Blue-Green Glaze
$32.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 49m
Rookwood Pinecone Vase
Rookwood Pinecone Vase
$100.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Rookwood Frog on Lily Pad Flower Frog 1927 Matte Blue MINT!
Rookwood Frog on Lily Pad Flower Frog 1927 Matte Blue MINT!
$495.00
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 11m
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Rookwood Vellum Vase
Rookwood Vellum Vase
$300.00
Time Remaining: 8d 7h 3m
Rookwood Art Pottery Circa 1921 Matte Glaze #955 Bowl
Rookwood Art Pottery Circa 1921 Matte Glaze #955 Bowl
$26.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 14m
Rookwood Arts & Crafts Vase
Rookwood Arts & Crafts Vase
$150.00
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 44m
Mixed Lot 20 Rookwood Pottery Square Tiles Blues Beautiful
Mixed Lot 20 Rookwood Pottery Square Tiles Blues Beautiful
$245.00
Time Remaining: 23d 10h 22m
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Rookwood Pottery Fish ashtray 1945 6392  blue glossy glaze PAIR
Rookwood Pottery Fish ashtray 1945 6392 blue glossy glaze PAIR
$24.95 (1 Bid)
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RARE 1930 PINK ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED SHAPE 2671 MAT GLAZE
RARE 1930 PINK ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY VASE SIGNED SHAPE 2671 MAT GLAZE
$20.00 (7 Bids)
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Vintage Rookwood Pottery Art Deco Footed Cabinet Bowl
Vintage Rookwood Pottery Art Deco Footed Cabinet Bowl "XXIV" 1924 #2093 Lavender
$49.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $64.99