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 1919 POT AMERICAN ART POTTERY
ROOKWOOD 1919 POT AMERICAN ART POTTERY
$100.00
Time Remaining: 8d 9h 36m
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ROOKWOOD OMBROSO 7.25
ROOKWOOD OMBROSO 7.25" x 8" BALL VASE BLOSSOM MOTIF 1915 BY WILLIAM E. HENSCHEL
$395.00
Time Remaining: 27d 23h 58m
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Lot (3) Rookwood Van Briggle Weller Louwelsa Vase Pottery Antique
Lot (3) Rookwood Van Briggle Weller Louwelsa Vase Pottery Antique
$38.01 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 22m
Rookwood Pottery Aqua Creamer from 1939 - 3 1/2
Rookwood Pottery Aqua Creamer from 1939 - 3 1/2" tall
$49.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 39m
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1988 Rookwood 5
1988 Rookwood 5" Pink Pottery Duck!
$35.99
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 11m
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Vintage Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Cabinet Bowl
Vintage Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Cabinet Bowl "XXI" 1921 #1643
$99.99
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 30m
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Rookwood Scenic Green Vellum with Sailboats Lenore Asbury
Rookwood Scenic Green Vellum with Sailboats Lenore Asbury
$895.00
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Rookwood Pottery Vase Exceptional Form
Rookwood Pottery Vase Exceptional Form
$200.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 55m
Rookwood Pottery Blue Leaf Vase
Rookwood Pottery Blue Leaf Vase
$100.00
Time Remaining: 29d 9h 21m
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Antique Rookwood 1907 Art Pottery Vase 925D Lenore Asbury 8.5in Vellum Glaze
Antique Rookwood 1907 Art Pottery Vase 925D Lenore Asbury 8.5in Vellum Glaze
$231.50 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 48m
Rookwood Art Pottery Bunny Rabbit Figurine
Rookwood Art Pottery Bunny Rabbit Figurine
$23.49 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 9m
Rookwood Vellum Glaze Vase Lot 81
Rookwood Vellum Glaze Vase Lot 81
$50.00
Time Remaining: 9d 18h 7m
VERY RARE 1930 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY MONKEY FIGURAL PAPERWEIGHT
VERY RARE 1930 ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY MONKEY FIGURAL PAPERWEIGHT
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 47m
Lg. Antique Rookwood Faience Arts & Crafts Tile: Multicolor Galleon Early 1900’s
Lg. Antique Rookwood Faience Arts & Crafts Tile: Multicolor Galleon Early 1900’s
$500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 38m
Rookwood Arts & Crafts Art Pottery Vase Lot 48
Rookwood Arts & Crafts Art Pottery Vase Lot 48
$50.00
Time Remaining: 9d 18h 7m
Small Antique American Arts & Crafts, Rookwood Matte Green Art Pottery Vase, NR
Small Antique American Arts & Crafts, Rookwood Matte Green Art Pottery Vase, NR
$101.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 17m
Rookwood Arts & Crafts Art Pottery Vase Lot 61
Rookwood Arts & Crafts Art Pottery Vase Lot 61
$75.00
Time Remaining: 9d 18h 7m
Antique Rookwood Ewer1885 Artist Signed Matt Daly Standard Glaze 8 1/2
Antique Rookwood Ewer1885 Artist Signed Matt Daly Standard Glaze 8 1/2" Restored
$75.00
Time Remaining: 26d 57m
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ROOKWOOD ROOK BOOKENDS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION
ROOKWOOD ROOK BOOKENDS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION
$120.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 6m
1927 ARTS & CRAFTS MISSION BLUE MATTE LOTUS FLOWER ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY BOWL NR!
1927 ARTS & CRAFTS MISSION BLUE MATTE LOTUS FLOWER ROOKWOOD ART POTTERY BOWL NR!
$66.77 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 34m