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 GREEN ELEPHANT FIGURINE
ROOKWOOD POTTERY GREEN ELEPHANT FIGURINE
$59.00
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ROOKWOOD 6 1/4
ROOKWOOD 6 1/4" VASE 1912 "MINT" AMERICAN ART POTTERY
$225.00
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Rookwood Rare 1905 Incised Multi-Colored Matte Glaze - Signed Arts
Rookwood Rare 1905 Incised Multi-Colored Matte Glaze - Signed Arts
$455.00 (23 Bids)
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Rookwood Pottery Vase Berries And Leaves 1903 Stunning
Rookwood Pottery Vase Berries And Leaves 1903 Stunning
$145.00
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Rookwood Pottery 1911 Yellow Mat Valet Deco Design #1188
Rookwood Pottery 1911 Yellow Mat Valet Deco Design #1188
$125.00
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1928 ROOKWOOD Art Deco POTTERY Vase
1928 ROOKWOOD Art Deco POTTERY Vase
$10.00 (1 Bid)
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Rookwood 1907 Artist Sallie E. Coyne Arts & Crafts 8 3/4
Rookwood 1907 Artist Sallie E. Coyne Arts & Crafts 8 3/4"" Pottery Vase "SECOND"
$36.00 (3 Bids)
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY Footed
ROOKWOOD POTTERY Footed "Lotus" flower bowl #1351 Dated 1922 Dusty Rose Glaze
$189.00
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY YELLOW BOWL 1925
ROOKWOOD POTTERY YELLOW BOWL 1925
$39.00
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Rookwood Pottery Large Bowl Vase 957A 1921 Purple Turquoise Blue  11
Rookwood Pottery Large Bowl Vase 957A 1921 Purple Turquoise Blue 11"
$43.98 (9 Bids)
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY YELLOW BOWL 1920
ROOKWOOD POTTERY YELLOW BOWL 1920
$89.00
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY BOWL 1927
ROOKWOOD POTTERY BOWL 1927
$79.00
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Rookwood Pottery 1916 Mat Blue Green Incised Block Arts and Crafts Vase #2284
Rookwood Pottery 1916 Mat Blue Green Incised Block Arts and Crafts Vase #2284
$225.00
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ROOKWOOD Pottery 1965 HIGH GLAZE PAPERWEIGHT No Reserve
ROOKWOOD Pottery 1965 HIGH GLAZE PAPERWEIGHT No Reserve
$23.50 (5 Bids)
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Circa 1894 Rookwood Standard Glaze Vase Artist Signed Elizabeth Lincoln 3” Tall
Circa 1894 Rookwood Standard Glaze Vase Artist Signed Elizabeth Lincoln 3” Tall
$78.51 (3 Bids)
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Rookwood Pottery 1925 Scenic Vellum Vase 925 Rothenbusch
Rookwood Pottery 1925 Scenic Vellum Vase 925 Rothenbusch
$1,299.00
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Rookwood Pottery XLVI 1946 Green Vase
Rookwood Pottery XLVI 1946 Green Vase
$25.00
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ANTIQUE 1927 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY MADONNA CHILD JESUS 2456 TRINKET JEWELRY BOX
ANTIQUE 1927 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY MADONNA CHILD JESUS 2456 TRINKET JEWELRY BOX
$36.00 (8 Bids)
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY WALL POCKET 1924
ROOKWOOD POTTERY WALL POCKET 1924
$159.00
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Rookwood Pottery 1931 Chartreuse Blue Frogskin Incised Snake Vase #1908
Rookwood Pottery 1931 Chartreuse Blue Frogskin Incised Snake Vase #1908
$215.00
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