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.

Beautiful Rookwood Pottery Stylized Floral Vase #6510: Very Pretty!! FREE SHIPNG
Beautiful Rookwood Pottery Stylized Floral Vase #6510: Very Pretty!! FREE SHIPNG
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Rookwood Pottery production geometric vase arts & crafts matte green brown
Rookwood Pottery production geometric vase arts & crafts matte green brown
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Rookwood Pottery 1938 Blue Crystaline Glaze Vase #2853: FREE SHIPPING! Excellent
Rookwood Pottery 1938 Blue Crystaline Glaze Vase #2853: FREE SHIPPING! Excellent
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Set of 4 Rookwood Pottery Company Ceramic Coasters 2012 in Box
Set of 4 Rookwood Pottery Company Ceramic Coasters 2012 in Box
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The Rookwood Pottery by W. W. Taylor 1910 Reprint w/ Original Envelope c. 1930
The Rookwood Pottery by W. W. Taylor 1910 Reprint w/ Original Envelope c. 1930
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Rookwood Vase #1908 Lovely Yellow Glaze 1928: MINT: FREE SHIPPING!
Rookwood Vase #1908 Lovely Yellow Glaze 1928: MINT: FREE SHIPPING!
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1909 ROOKWOOD Vellum Vase by Lorinda Epply
1909 ROOKWOOD Vellum Vase by Lorinda Epply
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Very Nice Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts 1920 Stylized Lotus Design Vase
Very Nice Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts 1920 Stylized Lotus Design Vase
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1905 Rookwood Floral Vellum Vase. 924E Shape. Signed L.N.L. 6 5/8
1905 Rookwood Floral Vellum Vase. 924E Shape. Signed L.N.L. 6 5/8" Tall.
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1934 Rookwood Kataro Shirayamadani Daisy Vase #5734
1934 Rookwood Kataro Shirayamadani Daisy Vase #5734 "S" Special Shape Vase MINT
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Rookwood Pottery Booklet Grand Prix Paris 1900 History Honors and Artist Marks
Rookwood Pottery Booklet Grand Prix Paris 1900 History Honors and Artist Marks
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Rookwood Pottery 1918 Brown Arts and Crafts Vase 2125
Rookwood Pottery 1918 Brown Arts and Crafts Vase 2125
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Rookwood Vellum Pink 7.5
Rookwood Vellum Pink 7.5" Stylized Peacock Feathers Vase 1911 Sara Sax
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Rookwood Pottery Green Vellum Bowl #1214, 1906
Rookwood Pottery Green Vellum Bowl #1214, 1906
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Art Deco Rookwood 2256B Teal Flower bowl large 900
Art Deco Rookwood 2256B Teal Flower bowl large 900
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Rookwood Pottery 1910 Iris Glaze Vase 1658F (Lincoln)
Rookwood Pottery 1910 Iris Glaze Vase 1658F (Lincoln)
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Rookwood Pottery 1935 Mottled Blue Vase 6549
Rookwood Pottery 1935 Mottled Blue Vase 6549
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Rookwood ''Iris Glaze Floral
Rookwood ''Iris Glaze Floral" Vase by Schmidt
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1883 Rookwood Pottery Jug Albert R Valentien
1883 Rookwood Pottery Jug Albert R Valentien
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Rookwood Antique 1915 Pottery Pink & Yellow Nacreous Glaze Vase - Marked
Rookwood Antique 1915 Pottery Pink & Yellow Nacreous Glaze Vase - Marked
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