Rookwood Pottery Photos

Rookwood Pottery was made in Cincinnati, OH between 1880 and the present. Rookwood Pottery was founded by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer after seeing Japanese and French ceramics at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. In 1902, Rookwood started making architectural tiles. Rookwood vases and pitchers are noted for their gradients of color and were decorated by a stable of artists, known for their individual styles. Some of these artists moved on to other pottery works, such as Artus Van Briggle, who founded his own firm in Colorado. Such movement and the fact that Rookwood designs were imitated can confuse the attribution of which works are actual Rookwood. Rookwood designs are sometimes confounded with those of Weller Pottery of Zanesville, OH.

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Collection of Rookwood Pottery at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Collection of Rookwood Pottery at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Collection of Rookwood Pottery at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware chocolate pot by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Collection of Rookwood Pottery at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Collection of Rookwood Pottery at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Collection of Rookwood Pottery at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware chocolate pot (1874-9) by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with fish by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware crushed vase by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware crushed vase with bird by unknown of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with ducks by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with fish (1881) by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware crushed vase (1882) by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware crushed vase with bird (1882) by unknown of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with ducks (1882) by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware ginger jar by Albert Robert Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with swallows by Albert R. Valentien of Rookwood Pottery at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Glazed earthenware plate by Mary Taylor of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware vase by Albert Robert Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware ginger jar (1881) by Albert Robert Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with swallows (c1883) by Albert R. Valentien of Rookwood Pottery at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Glazed earthenware plate (1884) by Mary Taylor of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware vase (1893) by Albert Robert Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware plaque with ear of corn by Albert Robert Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Standard Glaze vase by Albert Robert Valentien at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Earthenware punchbowl with nudes by Anna Marie Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Pottery vases by Anna Marie Valentien, Kataro Shiraymadani & Lorinda Epply at Lyman Allyn Art Museum. New London, CT.
Earthenware plaque with ear of corn (1895) by Albert Robert Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Standard Glaze vase (1895) by Albert Robert Valentien at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Earthenware punchbowl with nudes (1900) by Anna Marie Valentien of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Pottery vases (1904-8) (l-r) by Anna Marie Valentien, Kataro Shiraymadani & Lorinda Epply at Lyman Allyn Art Museum. New London, CT.
Earthenware blue & brown pitcher by Abby Hyde Allen of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware Plaque: Trinity of Dragoons - Earth, Fire & Water by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware red vase by William Watts Taylor & Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware pitcher with dragon handle by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware blue & brown pitcher (1883) by Abby Hyde Allen of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware Plaque: Trinity of Dragoons - Earth, Fire & Water (c1892) by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware red vase (1893) by William Watts Taylor & Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware pitcher with dragon handle (1898) by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware green vase with carp by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Earthenware brown vase with flowers by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Earthenware brown & red vase by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware graded white to black vase with heron by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware green vase with carp(1900) by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Earthenware brown vase with flowers (1900) by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Earthenware brown & red vase (1902) by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware graded white to black vase with heron (1908) by Kataro Shirayamadani of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware ewer by Amelia Browne Sprague of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with yellow flower by Amelia Browne Sprague of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware teapot by Mary Madeline Nourse of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with tulip by Mary Madeline Nourse of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware ewer (1893) by Amelia Browne Sprague of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with yellow flower (1900) by Amelia Browne Sprague of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware teapot (1894) by Mary Madeline Nourse of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with tulip (1903) by Mary Madeline Nourse of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware gray vase by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware black & white vase by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware blue vase by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware tile painted with mountain by Sara Sax of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware gray vase (1894) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware black & white vase (1898) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware blue vase (1901) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware tile painted with mountain (c1894) by Sara Sax of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with flowers by Sara Sax of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase by Artus Van Briggle of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Pawnee Squaw earthenware vase by Artus Van Briggle for Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, OH at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware Buffalo Hump tankard by Sadie Markland of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with flowers (1908) by Sara Sax of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase (1897) by Artus Van Briggle of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Pawnee Squaw earthenware vase (1900) by Artus Van Briggle for Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, OH at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware Buffalo Hump tankard (1898) by Sadie Markland of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with Indian face by Grace Young made by Rookwood Pottery Co., Cincinnati, OH at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Glazed earthenware vase by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware jar & cover by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Earthenware vase with Lone Elk, Sioux by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with Indian face (c1899) by Grace Young made by Rookwood Pottery Co., Cincinnati, OH at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Glazed earthenware vase (1885) by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware jar & cover (1885) by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Earthenware vase with Lone Elk, Sioux (1899) by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with budding branch by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware yellow & black vase by Sarah "Sallie" Alice Toohey of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with draped woman by Harriet Elizabeth Wilcox of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware red vase by Harriet Elizabeth Wilcox of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with budding branch (1901) by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware yellow & black vase (1899) by Sarah "Sallie" Alice Toohey of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with draped woman (1900) by Harriet Elizabeth Wilcox of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware red vase (1906) by Harriet Elizabeth Wilcox of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware Joseph Jefferson mug by Edith Regina Felten of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Glazed earthenware vase by Charles Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Earthenware graded black to white vase by Carl Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Glazed earthenware vase by Carl Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware Joseph Jefferson mug (1901) by Edith Regina Felten of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Glazed earthenware vase (1904) by Charles Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Earthenware graded black to white vase (1907) by Carl Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Glazed earthenware vase (1912) by Carl Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware blue vase with lily by Lorinda Epply of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware red bowl by Charles Steward Todd of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Pottery Vase with damselfly by Sallie Coyne in American collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Earthenware plaque: Winter's Enchantment by Sarah Elizabeth Coyne of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware blue vase with lily (1909) by Lorinda Epply of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware red bowl (1912) by Charles Steward Todd of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Pottery Vase with damselfly (1906) by Sallie Coyne in American collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Earthenware plaque: Winter's Enchantment (1914) by Sarah Elizabeth Coyne of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Earthenware vase with leaves by Williams Ernst Hentschel of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with nude by Jens Jenson of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Terra cotta "Della Robbia" Foundling Plaque by Clement J. Barnhorn of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood vase at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.
Earthenware vase with leaves (1930) by Williams Ernst Hentschel of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Earthenware vase with nude (1931) by Jens Jenson of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Terra cotta "Della Robbia" Foundling Plaque (1926) by Clement J. Barnhorn of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood vase at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.
Rookwood & other ceramic vases at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware coffeepot by Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Rookwood Standard Glaze ewer by William P. McDonald at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Rookwood Vellum vase by Edward Diers at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.
Rookwood & other ceramic vases at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware coffeepot (1883) by Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Rookwood Standard Glaze ewer (1891) by William P. McDonald at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Rookwood Vellum vase (1912) by Edward Diers at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.
Rookwood vase with matte glaze at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Rookwood pitcher with matte glaze at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Rookwood pottery pitcher with face of assassinated President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Earthenware vase decorated with sunflowers by Rookwood of Cincinnati at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Rookwood vase with matte glaze (1925) at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Rookwood pitcher with matte glaze (1927) at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Rookwood pottery pitcher with face of assassinated President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Earthenware vase decorated with sunflowers (1899) by Rookwood of Cincinnati at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Coffee pot & cups by Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Vase by Rookwood Pottery at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Vase by Rookwood Pottery at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Earthenware tile chimney surround by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Coffee pot & cups (1885) by Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Vase (1902) by Rookwood Pottery at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Vase (1907) by Rookwood Pottery at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Earthenware tile chimney surround (1903) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Detail of tile chimney surround by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: spring by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: summer by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: fall by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Detail of tile chimney surround (1903) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: spring (1907) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: summer (1907) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: fall (1907) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: winter by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience Fountain of Water Nymph by Clement J. Barnhorn of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Dutch Landscape by William Purcell McDonald of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Niche in courtyard of Bellingrath House made of Rookwood Tiles. Theodore, AL.
Architectural faience tile Four Seasons: winter (1907) by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience Fountain of Water Nymph (1913) by Clement J. Barnhorn of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Architectural faience tile Dutch Landscape (c1921) by William Purcell McDonald of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Niche in courtyard of Bellingrath House made of Rookwood Tiles. Theodore, AL.
W 4th St. building with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH.W 4th St. building with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH.W 4th St. building with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH.
10-12 W 4th St. (1880s) with storefront remodeled (1907) by Frank M. Andrews & John D. Wareham with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Commercial Queen Anne.Rookwood Pottery tiles once advertised chinaware store (10-12 W 4th St.). Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Pottery tiles showing grapes, pears, pomegranates (10-12 W 4th St.). Cincinnati, OH.

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