Lid lifts to expose a tray with cigarette holders which retracts when inserted back into jar. This unusual cigarette dispenser was produced by the Rookwood Pottery Co, in the 1930's and features a golfer, horse with rider, football player and fisherman in high relief. Measures 7" high with a top diameter of 3", maximum width is 5" and the base is 4 1/4" in diameter. The pottery is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The retracting cigarette holder has an old solder repair on its base and there appears to be a couple of holders missing on one side.
History: The Rookwood Pottery Company was founded by Maria Longworth Nichols in 1880 and won numerous prestigious awards with their early pottery. However, over the years she became less involved with the company and in 1890 the Rookwood Pottery Company was reorganized with William Taylor becoming President.Rookwood is considered the premier name in American Art Pottery and even the more common pieces of the production ware period are collected for their elegant beauty. The Depression was difficult for the Rookwood factory although they continued to operate until 1967 when the factory was finally forced to close. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "1930's ROOKWOOD Pottery Cigarette Dispenser Caddy, Art Deco Sports Theme" is in sale since Thursday, July 23, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Rookwood". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.