Rookwood Pottery Co. It was founded in by Marie Longworth Nichols and finally closed down production in The pottery produced has been highly desired by private collectors and museums and--depending on the artist--can be fairly expensive. Learning how to date this pottery is a fairly simple process as long as you can read the potter's mark stamped on the bottom. Count the number of flames crowning the RP logo. From to , a new flame was added until there were a total of 14 flames over the RP in
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Rookwood Pottery is known for having many women artists on staff over its long lifespan. It has the distinction of being the first manufacturing company in the United States founded by a female. In , after much success earning medals for the company's work, namely at the Exhibition of American Art Industry in Philadelphia and the Exposition Universelle in Paris, Nichols transferred her interest in the company to William W. Not surprising considering the company's founder clearly had an affinity for Wedgwood. Rookwood embraced the Arts and Crafts movement in the early s.
An American artistic legend established in , by Maria Longworth Nicholas, Rookwood Pottery is an American pottery Company that has gained a formidable reputation as one of the finest in the world. In Rookwood surprised the ceramics community when it was awarded a Gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Increased interest in American art and crafts made it a popular choice for architects and interior designers. In Rookwood added architectural faience wares to its range. It was run by William Watts Taylor and rapidly became a popular choice for those architects and interior designers.
We receive a lot of emails asking for information on American art pottery. This morning a new Rookwood pottery collector emailed asking for an explanation of the various marks on the bottom of his vase. The following summarizes the basic marks seen on Rookwood Pottery. The most recognized logo in Rookwood history is the backwards R and P.