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Hello! I have a small piece of Red Wing I picked up at an auction. I was hoping to find out its value and history. I doubt it’s a very exciting piece, but I do love it! It’s a small orange pitcher about 5 inches tall and has a chip on the rim, as seen in the photo. Any information you can share your be appreciated. Thank you for your time! -Becca
The item in the photo is a creamer from the Fondoso dinnerware pattern. The pattern was designed by Belle Kogan, a well known designer who developed several other dinnerware patterns and numerous art pottery items for Red Wing. Fondoso is part of Red Wing’s extensive Gypsy Trail line. The pattern was introduced in 1939 and made until around 1942. Many different pieces were made in the Fondoso pattern, ranging from plates and bowls to pitchers, teapots, casseroles and salt & pepper shakers.
The creamer would be worth $15 to $20 in excellent condition. With the damaged rim your creamer isn’t worth much, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy it!