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.

ca.1916 ROOKWOOD VASE Signed
ca.1916 ROOKWOOD VASE Signed "A.C." Arts & Crafts POTTERY
$67.47 (14 Bids)
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VERY RARE ROOKWOOD POTTERY BOOKENDS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
VERY RARE ROOKWOOD POTTERY BOOKENDS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
$299.00
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Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Turquoise Blue Butterfly Vase
Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Turquoise Blue Butterfly Vase
$129.00
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Antique Rookwood Ship Bookends
Antique Rookwood Ship Bookends
$149.99
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 Carved ROOKWOOD LAMP signed and paper label
Carved ROOKWOOD LAMP signed and paper label
$395.00
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Rookwood Pottery Vase
Rookwood Pottery Vase
$52.25 (3 Bids)
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Rookwood Pottery Art Vase - Matte Blue - ca 1924
Rookwood Pottery Art Vase - Matte Blue - ca 1924
$200.00
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HUGE ANTIQUE ROOKWOOD STANDARD GLAZE VASE SIGNED KATARO SHIRAYAMADANI
HUGE ANTIQUE ROOKWOOD STANDARD GLAZE VASE SIGNED KATARO SHIRAYAMADANI
$595.00
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Rookwood Black Rook Tile 6x6. Gray/blue background #2
Rookwood Black Rook Tile 6x6. Gray/blue background #2
$99.00
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A Very Beautiful Signed ROOKWOOD Vase from 1894
A Very Beautiful Signed ROOKWOOD Vase from 1894
$149.99
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Rookwood pottery 9
Rookwood pottery 9" blue vase 1919 perfect condition
$249.00
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY GLAZE BLUE VASE 5 1/2
ROOKWOOD POTTERY GLAZE BLUE VASE 5 1/2" TALL [a*3]
$135.00
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Rookwood Pottery 1939 High Glaze Blue Tulip Vase 1711
Rookwood Pottery 1939 High Glaze Blue Tulip Vase 1711
$295.00
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Large Rookwood 1924 green vase w/ dolphin handles- no crazing, no damage
Large Rookwood 1924 green vase w/ dolphin handles- no crazing, no damage
$78.77 (17 Bids)
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ROOKWOOD 5 1/2
ROOKWOOD 5 1/2" SUNFLOWERS & LEAVES GREEN #2591 DESIGN SARA TOOHEY VASE c1937
$179.00
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Rookwood Black Rook Tile 6x6
Rookwood Black Rook Tile 6x6
$89.00
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Rookwood Pottery 1928 Matte Blue Floral Vase 2380
Rookwood Pottery 1928 Matte Blue Floral Vase 2380
$200.00
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Vintage ROOKWOOD POTTERY Pamphlet w/ History & Marks
Vintage ROOKWOOD POTTERY Pamphlet w/ History & Marks
$7.50
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1924 Rookwood Pottery Matte Vellum 5.5
1924 Rookwood Pottery Matte Vellum 5.5" Vase Catherine Pissaroff Covalenco
$250.00
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Matte Dark Blue, Vintage 1921 Rookwood 6 inch Vase, Style 2083
Matte Dark Blue, Vintage 1921 Rookwood 6 inch Vase, Style 2083
$65.00
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