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 Vintage 1900's Rookwood Incised Blue Art Pottery Vase XIX 6
Beautiful Vintage 1900's Rookwood Incised Blue Art Pottery Vase XIX 6"
$100.00 (18 Bids)
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IMPOSING ARTS & CRAFTS STYLE ROOKWOOD VASE, DECORATION BY ELIZABETH BARRETT
IMPOSING ARTS & CRAFTS STYLE ROOKWOOD VASE, DECORATION BY ELIZABETH BARRETT
$350.00 (1 Bid)
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY 3 HANDLED BOWL #1221 GREEN 1913
ROOKWOOD POTTERY 3 HANDLED BOWL #1221 GREEN 1913
$50.00 (1 Bid)
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Beautiful Rookwood Pottery Matte Blue Green
Beautiful Rookwood Pottery Matte Blue Green "Frogskin" Glaze Arts
$325.00
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Rookwood Vellum 7 1/4
Rookwood Vellum 7 1/4" Vase by Artist Sara Sax High Glaze Blue Bell Art Nouveau
$1,250.00
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Rookwood Pottery male nude figural matte Arts & Crafts Valentien green Z series
Rookwood Pottery male nude figural matte Arts & Crafts Valentien green Z series
$2,695.00
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ROOKWOOD Vellum Vase Signed by Kataro Shirayamadani w/Violet Tulips. 7.5
ROOKWOOD Vellum Vase Signed by Kataro Shirayamadani w/Violet Tulips. 7.5"T. 1939
$2,415.00
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Fabulous Rookwood Vase 1922 Mauve and Green Matte Glaze #2560
Fabulous Rookwood Vase 1922 Mauve and Green Matte Glaze #2560
$75.00
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Rookwood Floral Matt by Vera Tischler
Rookwood Floral Matt by Vera Tischler
$325.00
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ROOKWOOD PURPLE VASE 1914 ART DECO DESIGN
ROOKWOOD PURPLE VASE 1914 ART DECO DESIGN
$79.99 (8 Bids)
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ROOKWOOD 1931 NUDE Blue Glaze Frog Flower.( XXXL - 2527 )..Art Pottery Statue
ROOKWOOD 1931 NUDE Blue Glaze Frog Flower.( XXXL - 2527 )..Art Pottery Statue
$149.95
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Superb Rookwood 1914 Ombroso Carved Mat Arts & Crafts William Hentschel 907E
Superb Rookwood 1914 Ombroso Carved Mat Arts & Crafts William Hentschel 907E
$995.00
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Rookwood Pottery 1920 10.5
Rookwood Pottery 1920 10.5" Matte Pink Vase C647
$78.00 (25 Bids)
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ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 11
ROOKWOOD PRODUCTION 11" VASE 1921 W/A&C BLOSSOM MOTIF IN MATTE GREEN GLAZE MINT
$695.00
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FINELY PAINTED ROOKWOOD POTTERY MUG 1892  - CORN & MOUSE - KATARO SHIRAYAMADANI
FINELY PAINTED ROOKWOOD POTTERY MUG 1892 - CORN & MOUSE - KATARO SHIRAYAMADANI
$850.00
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Antique Rookwood Arts Crafts Cabinet Vase
Antique Rookwood Arts Crafts Cabinet Vase "VII" 1907 #654C Matte Cucumber Green
$295.00
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Stunning 1904 ROOKWOOD 6
Stunning 1904 ROOKWOOD 6" VASE #942C Signed Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lincoln MINT WOW!
$569.99
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Signed Rookwood Matte Green inkwell complete w/ insert art pottery antique
Signed Rookwood Matte Green inkwell complete w/ insert art pottery antique
$450.00
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Rookwood Pottery Vase
Rookwood Pottery Vase
$135.00
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ANTIQUE--1913--ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE--CYLINDER--BROWN
ANTIQUE--1913--ROOKWOOD POTTERY VASE--CYLINDER--BROWN
$375.00
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