And we auction about 400 to 500 pieces of Rookwood here twice a year, so I get to play with all that, which is almost as good as owning it yourself. The most valuable one went through about four years ago, and sold for 0,000. In 1991 we were fortunate enough to buy probably the largest collection of Rookwood ever assembled called the Glover Collection, which we dispersed in an auction setting, thinking we would do that auction and then get out of the auction business.
He also appears as an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.
I don’t remember the first Rookwood piece I ever bought, that’s getting close to 40 years ago.
So there was Rookwood in the area, and I could also drive up here to look for things.
I’m not as aggressive a collector as I used to be, but I still enjoy it.
The R is reversed and placed back to back with the letter P. After 1900, a Roman numeral was added to the mark to indicate the year. Pottery was made in Cincinnati again beginning in 2006.
Today the company makes architectural tile, art pottery, and special commissions.Contemporary pieces are being made to compliment the dinnerware line designed by John D. Pieces are marked with the RP mark and a Roman numeral for the four-digit date.Mold numbers on pieces made since 2006 begin with 10000. ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=rookwood&lgeo=1&mpre= Rookwood identified sizes with the letters “A” through “F,” with the letter “A” for the largest pieces and “F” the smallest.The “C” in this case indicates a mid-sized vase in this shape form, which also identifies it as a mid-range value for one of this shape and size. The last marking on this piece is “LNL,” a marking used by Elizabeth Lincoln, who worked as a decorator for Rookwood from 1882 through 1931.But I must have liked it, because I kept studying and learning, and it’s been a lot of fun and a lifelong thing.