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Rookwood Pottery. Research Magazine Advertisements. The Best Resource on the Net of Vintage Ads! (1892) Rookwood Founder Mrs. Storer. (1895) Rookwood Pottery Ware. (1898) Rookwood Pottery. Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, daughter of wealthy Joseph Longworth, founded Rookwood Pottery in 1880 as a result of being inspired by what she saw at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, including Japanese and French ceramics. The first Rookwood Pottery was located in a renovated school house on Eastern Avenue which had been purchased by Maria's father at a sheriff's sale in March 1880. Mrs. Storer named it Rookwood, after her father's country estate near the city in Walnut Hills. Rookwood Pottery is an American ceramics company now located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Successful until the Great Depression, production has been intermittent and at a low level since 1967, though there was a change of ownership in 2006, and expansion is planned. Enjoy these vintage ads for Rookwood Pottery while you browse through our Advertisement Gallery! As always, more to come from www.magazine-advertisements.com!
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