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 Vase FISH  * SEA LIFE  5 1/2
Rookwood Pottery Vase FISH * SEA LIFE 5 1/2" High; Signed Jens Jensen 1934 S
$550.00
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Rookwood Pottery 6 1/2
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$99.99
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Rookwood Vellum Pottery Vase Cherry Blossoms Lenore Asbury~Excellent Condition
Rookwood Vellum Pottery Vase Cherry Blossoms Lenore Asbury~Excellent Condition
$355.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 48m
1912 ROOKWOOD Pottery Blue Green VELLUM 10.5
1912 ROOKWOOD Pottery Blue Green VELLUM 10.5" Vase 9 Fish E.T. HURLEY Shape 925C
$660.00 (26 Bids)
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Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Candleholder #2310 Mauve/Green 1921 MINT!
Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Candleholder #2310 Mauve/Green 1921 MINT!
$19.99
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Rookwood art pottery blue vase 2903 XXVI leaves leaf decoration vintage 9 1/2
Rookwood art pottery blue vase 2903 XXVI leaves leaf decoration vintage 9 1/2"
$99.99
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ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY Vase Margaret McDonald 1943 MM Vellum WILD ROSE Flowers MHM
ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY Vase Margaret McDonald 1943 MM Vellum WILD ROSE Flowers MHM
$199.99
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Stunning 8”  BLUE  1921 Arts snd Crafts Rookwood Pottery #2320  Vase 
Stunning 8”  BLUE  1921 Arts snd Crafts Rookwood Pottery #2320  Vase 
$225.00
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ROOKWOOD Pottery Faience TILE Apple Matte Green Arts & Crafts TBR
ROOKWOOD Pottery Faience TILE Apple Matte Green Arts & Crafts TBR
$26.00 (16 Bids)
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Rookwood Pottery Owl Single Bookend Paperweight Aqua Blue 2655 1946 5 3/4
Rookwood Pottery Owl Single Bookend Paperweight Aqua Blue 2655 1946 5 3/4"
$26.00 (8 Bids)
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Rookwood 1937 Art Pottery Deco Era Vase, Berries & Leaves Design Matte Blue 5.5
Rookwood 1937 Art Pottery Deco Era Vase, Berries & Leaves Design Matte Blue 5.5"
$89.99
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Rookwood pottery vase with bellflowers 2111
Rookwood pottery vase with bellflowers 2111
$54.99
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ROOKWOOD 1910 SHIRAYAMADANI SIGNED SHALLOW BOWL #1744 VELLUM GLAZE
ROOKWOOD 1910 SHIRAYAMADANI SIGNED SHALLOW BOWL #1744 VELLUM GLAZE
$75.00 (1 Bid)
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ROOKWOOD Pottery Green 6-1/4
ROOKWOOD Pottery Green 6-1/4" Vase No. 2112 Dated 1922 Art Deco
$39.00 (12 Bids)
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Rookwood art pottery vase
Rookwood art pottery vase
$36.00 (8 Bids)
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Beautiful Rookwood Pottery #2315 8” Vase In Blue-Grey 1921
Beautiful Rookwood Pottery #2315 8” Vase In Blue-Grey 1921
$159.00
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1926 BLUE ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE 6 1/4
1926 BLUE ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE 6 1/4"
$86.00 (2 Bids)
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Rookwood Pottery 1927 Fine Tiles Advertising Rook Bird PAPERWEIGHT No. 2921 VGC
Rookwood Pottery 1927 Fine Tiles Advertising Rook Bird PAPERWEIGHT No. 2921 VGC
$299.99 (1 Bid)
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Rookwood Pottery Blended Glaze 7
Rookwood Pottery Blended Glaze 7" Vase XXXII 1932 6308C
$30.00 (2 Bids)
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1914 ROOKWOOD POTTERY Matte Glaze Incised Low Footed Bowl Shape # 1842
1914 ROOKWOOD POTTERY Matte Glaze Incised Low Footed Bowl Shape # 1842
$26.00 (5 Bids)
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