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I have a piece that is marked Redwing provincial ware #10. It is a baker with a round handle It is glazed terra cotta colored. It was a wedding present 62 years ago. I didn’t think to take a photo, but I can if you need it. What is the value? Meredith
Answer: Your item is from the Provincial Cooking Ware set. It was made by Red Wing in the early 1940s during the World War II years. This set included only cooking and baking dishes, no tableware. All items had bisque (unglazed) tan exteriors and rust-colored interiors and covers with "RED WING PROVINCIAL WARE" and a stock number stamped into the side. #10 was a 2 quart deep casserole and it came with a rust-colored cover that matched the interior of the pot.
Most surviving Provincial Cooking Ware pieces found today are stained to some degree. Grease and food came into contact with the bisque exteriors and seeped into the unglazed clay. The resulting stains were impossible to remove. Collectors generally have little interest in cookware sets and the dirty appearance of most Provincial Cooking Ware doesn’t help. Your 2 quart deep casserole without a cover is worth no more than $5 to $10, even less if it is badly stained.