: This example of Rookwood pottery, made by Virginia Demarest, is an Art Nouveau vase decorated with the Rookwood Standard Glaze with silver inlay. It measures 8.85 by 4.72 inches (22.5 by 12 cm). During its 87-year history, Rookwood pottery of Cincinnati produced five colors of clay bodies and more than 500 glaze lines. Rookwood Pottery was founded by Maria Longworth Nichols in 1880 and financed by her father (the name Rookwood comes from the name of her father's estate). Though the company started out as an amateur pottery club, it soon became one of the most important pottery manufacturing companies in Cincinnati because of its innovative glazing and firing techniques. Rookwood Pottery won many prestigious awards at expositions such as the Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893) and the Pan American Exposition at Buffalo (1901). Rookwood Pottery closed in 1961. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Business and Labor; Pottery; Pottery industry; Vases; Rookwood Pottery Company Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)