Red Wing panel sponge-ware bowl

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Question:

I bought this bowl at an auction 20+ years ago. I don’t see any markings on the bottom, so I have always wondered whether it was Red Wing.

The bowl is 5 1/2″ deep and 10″ in diameter with paneled sides. The sponging is blue and pink, which seems unusual (and the reason I questioned if it was made by RW).

The bowl is in good condition for its age. No cracks, but there are a few small chips on the bottom rim and what appears to be a factory flaw (see picture). 

I would appreciate any information you could provide including whether it is Red Wing, when it would have been made, and the current value.

Thank you very much.

Gloria 

I bought this bowl at an auction 20+ years ago. I don’t see any markings on the bottom, so I have always wondered whether it was Red Wing.

 

The bowl is 5 1/2″ deep and 10″ in diameter with paneled sides. The sponging is blue and pink, which seems unusual (and the reason I questioned if it was made by RW).

 

The bowl is in good condition for its age. No cracks, but there are a few small chips on the bottom rim and what appears to be a factory flaw (see picture). 

 

I would appreciate any information you could provide including whether it is Red Wing, when it would have been made, and the current value.

 

Thank you very much.

Gloria

Answer:

Gloria, you do indeed have a Red Wing panel sponge-ware bowl.  They came in 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11 inch sizes.  You can measure across the top of your bowl  at the center and this will tell you the size of your bowl.  These paneled sponge-ware bowls were produced in the 20’s & 30’s.  The economy has hurt the values of these bowls (along with everything else).  Value the way I see it is $65 to $75.  Al Kohlman