Rookwood Pottery Price Guide

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    Rookwood Bengal Brown Vase by Earl Menzel

    Rookwood Earl Menzel Bengal Brown Vase
    Ca. 1951 Rookwood Earl Menzel Bengal Brown Vase. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Rookwood Pottery

    Rookwood Pottery ranges in value from hundreds per piece to thousands. The price is often determined by the artist's cipher found on each piece, when present. These marks were used on Rookwood's desirable hand decorated wares, but will not be found on the company's monotone pastel production lines.

    Kataro Shirayamadani, a skilled ceramics artisan, began decorating pottery for Rookwood in 1887. His work represents some of the company's...MORE most valuable wares. A piece decorated by Shirayamadani sold at Cincinnati Art Galleries in 2004 for $350,750. Although valuable, most Rookwood pieces will not bring anywhere close to this figure at auction.

    Note: For the most up to date information on elegant glass selling prices, be sure to check a number of online selling venues such as Morphy Auctions, Ruby Lane, and do completed item searches on eBay.

    Dated 1951 and marked "S" for special. Signed by artist, Earl Menzel. Finished with volcanic drip glaze. Condition: excellent. Size: 8" tall.

    Selling price: $270 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Arts & Crafts Bowl by Albert Pons

    Rookwood Albert Pons Arts & Crafts Bowl
    Ca. 1907 Rookwood Albert Pons Arts & Crafts Bowl. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Artist initialed AP for Albert Pons. Carved floral design. Shape # 1111. Condition: excellent. Size: 5 1/2" in diameter.

    Selling price: $300 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Standard Glaze Ewer

    Rookwood Standard Glaze Ewer
    Ca. 1890 Rookwood Standard Glaze Ewer. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Dated with four flames around the reverse RP logo for 1890. Artist initialed and hand painted with floral decoration. Shape T534D W. Some factory glaze roughness under ruffled rim. Condition: excellent. Size: 9" x 5".

    Selling price: $450 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Light Green Arts & Crafts Bowl

    Rookwood Light Green Arts & Crafts Bowl
    Ca. 1906 Rookwood Light Green Arts & Crafts Bowl. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Incised Arts & Crafts design at rim. Shape 214C. Condition: excellent. Size: 3" x 6".

    Selling price: $210 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Blue Drip Glaze Vase

    Rookwood Blue Drip Vase
    Ca. 1952 Rookwood Blue Drip Glaze Vase. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Marked with "RP" artist's cipher. Heavy glaze effect drip of numerous colors. Shape 6514E. Condition: excellent. Size: 3 1/2" x 4".

    Selling price: $210 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Arts & Crafts Bowl

    Rookwood Arts & Crafts Bowl
    Ca. 1912 Rookwood Arts & Crafts Bowl. Photo Courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Arts & Crafts geometric design with feathered red to green glaze. Shape 957DD. Condition: excellent. Size: 2 1/2" x 6".

    Selling price: $150 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Production Pottery Footed Bowl

    Rookwood Production Pottery Footed Bowl
    Ca. 1920 Rookwood Production Pottery Footed Bowl. Photo Courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Production pottery refers to pieces that were not artist decorated and are generally not as highly valued. Arts & Crafts decoration around rim. Condition: excellent. Size: 8" x 2 1/2".

    Selling price: $90 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Wisteria Vase by Irene Bishop

    Rookwood Wisteria Vase Decorated by Irene Bishop in 1911
    Rookwood Wisteria Vase Decorated by Irene Bishop in 1911. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Marked 1911, 901-D and signed I.B. for Irene Bishop. Standard glaze with hand painted wisteria images on both sides. Vibrant colors. Only one tiny chip in glaze in back and crazing from age. Condition: excellent. Size: 7 1/2" x 3 1/2".

    Selling price: $570 (Morphy Auctions - 10/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Vellum Roses Vase by Fred Rothenbusch

    Rookwood Vellum Roses Vase
    Ca. 1909 Rookwood Vellum Roses Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Decorated by artist Fred Rothenbusch as initialed under base. Condition: excellent. Size: 8 3/4" tall.

    Selling price: $826 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Iris Glazed Geese Vase by A.R. Valentien

    Rookwood Iris Glazed Geese Vase
    Ca. 1902 Rookwood Iris Glazed Geese Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Fine quality vase decorated by A.R. Valentien depicting geese in flight. Shape #925A. Condition: excellent. Size: 15" tall.

    Selling price: $17,700 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Rooster Floor Vase by Arthur Conant

    Rookwood Rooster Floor Vase
    Ca. 1922 Rookwood Rooster Floor Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Decorated by artist Arthur Conant. Impressive size and spectacular glaze. Marked with shape #306 and artist initials. Restoration to rim. Size: 24 3/4" T.

    Selling price: $5,015 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Described by auction house as excellent condition in spite of restoration to rim due to rarity. Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Vellum Birds, Trees Vase by Sara Sax

    Rookwood Vellum Birds, Trees & Flowers Vase
    Ca. 1916 Rookwood Vellum Birds, Trees & Flowers Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Decorated by artist Sara Sax. Artist initials under base, shape #1131A, and V for Vellum glaze. Condition: excellent. Size: 14" tall.

    Selling price: $5,310 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Iris Glazed Mushroom Vase by Carl Schmidt

    Rookwood Iris Glazed Mushroom Vase
    Ca. 1904 Rookwood Iris Glazed Mushroom Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Decorated by one of Rookwood's finest artists, Carl Schmidt. Marked with shape #900B, artist initials and impressed W. Condition: excellent. Size: 9" tall.

    Selling price: $3,835 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase by Ed Diers

    Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase
    Ca. 1915 Rookwood Scenic Vellum Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Decorated by artist Ed Diers as marked on bottom along with V for Vellum glaze. Shape #10653. Condition: excellent. Size: 11" tall.

    Selling price: $2,124 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Vellum Rose Vase by Sara Sax

    Rookwood Vellum Floral Vase By Artist Sara Sax
    Rookwood Vellum Floral Vase By Artist Sara Sax. - Morphy Auctions

    Decorated by artist Sara Sax. Dated 1931. Marked with V designating Vellum glaze. Condition: excellent. Size: 6 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $531 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Blue Faience Tile in Arts & Crafts Frame

    Rookwood Blue Faience Tile
    Rookwood Blue Faience Tile. - Morphy Auctions

    Condition: excellent. Size framed: 9 1/4" x 9 1/4".

    Selling price: $224.20

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Faience Tile with Flower Pot Motif

    Rookwood Flower Pot Faience Tile
    Rookwood Flower Pot Faience Tile. - Morphy Auctions

    Framed in Arts & Crafts oak sewn wood frame. Condition: excellent. Size framed: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2".

    Selling price: $188.80 (Morphy Auctions - 6/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Faience Rondel Ship Scene Tile

    Rookwood Faience Rondel Ship Scene Tile
    Rookwood Faience Rondel Ship Scene Tile. - Morphy Auctions

    Surrounded by contemporary tiles and in oak frame. Some crazing on the Rookwood tile. Condition: excellent. Size Framed: 36 1/2" x 36 1/4".

    Value: $1,035 (Morphy Auctions - 1/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Faience Tile

    Rookwood Faience Tile
    Rookwood Faience Tile. - Morphy Auctions

    Brown clay and deep maroon faience tile with incised decoration in a contemporary oak and ebony frame. Condition: excellent. Size framed: 14 1/2" x 14 3/4".

    Value: $207 (Morphy Auctions - 1/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Brown Handled Vase

    Rookwood Botanical Vase with Handle. - Morphy Auctions

    Signed "NJH" and marked "Rookwood 1893". Condition: near mint. Size: 5" tall.

    Value: $263.25 (Morphy Auctions - 12/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Vase with Leaf Decor

    Rookwood Vase with Leaf Decor. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 13" tall.

    Value: $13,800 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Handled Jug with Bird Decor

    Rookwood Handled Jug with Bird Decor. - Morphy Auctions

    Signed "NJH." Marked "Rookwood 1893." Condition: near mint. Size: 5" tall.

    Value: $402.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Pastel Floral Design Vase

    Rookwood Pastel Floral Design Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Has crazing but no chips, cracks, scratches or repairs. Condition: very good to excellent.

    Value: $402.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Small Art Pottery Vase

    Rookwood Small Art Pottery Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Description Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 7" tall.

    Value: $143.75 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Pink Raised Floral Vase

    Rookwood Pink Raised Floral Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 10 1/2" tall.

    Value: $287.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Floral Vase

    Rookwood Floral Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood stamp incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 7" tall.

    Value: $805 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Vase with Raised Leaf Pattern

    Rookwood Vase with Raised Leaf Pattern. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 8" tall.

    Value: $230 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Blue Art Pottery Vase

    Vintage Rookwood Art Pottery Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 7 1/2" tall.

    Value: $287.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Blue Vase

    Rookwood Blue Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood stamp incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 7" tall.

    Value: $201.25 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Lily Pad Pottery Vase

    Rookwood Lily Pad Pottery Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Excellent color. Condition: excellent. Size: 7" tall.

    Value: $805 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Art Moderne Vase

    Rookwood Art Pottery Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 6 3/4" tall.

    Value: $172.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Dragonfly Vase

    Rookwood Dragonfly Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. No chips, cracks, scratches or repairs. Condition: excellent. Size 7" tall.

    Value: $287.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Vase with Incised Greek Key Decor

    Rookwood Vase with Incised Greek Key Decor. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 4 1/2" tall.

    Value: $201.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Deco Styled Vase

    Rookwood Deco Styled Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Small 1/4" chip on base. Size: 11 1/2" tall.

    Value: $345 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Without damage, this piece would have likely sold in the $800-1,000 range. Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Art Pottery Vase

    Rookwood Art Pottery Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Modernist design with indentation to floral decor. Rookwood mark incised on base with artist initials "C.S.T." Condition: excellent. Size: 9 1/4" tall.

    Value: $862.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Vase with Primitive Design

    Rookwood Vase with Primitive Design. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 9 1/2" tall.

    Value: $517.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Rookwood Yellow Small Vase

    Rookwood Pottery Yellow Small Vase. - Morphy Auctions

    Rookwood mark incised on bottom. Condition: excellent. Size: 3 1/2" tall.

    Value: $57.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.