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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.
Thank you so much for your help identifying my bowl. I am pleased to learn it was made by Red Wing, the approximate years it would have been made, and a current market value.
I think I only paid $10-15 when I got it, so despite the economy, sounds like I made a good deal. No plans to sell the bowl anytime soon, but it is nice to know more about it.
I very much appreciate your time and effort. This is a wonderful service provided by your Society!
Gloria, though your picture did not come through, I have enough information to help you out. Our spongeware 10″ bowl is Red Wing. They came in 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11 inch sizes and were produced in the 1920′s & 30′s. If the small chips are factory that are on the bottom of the bowl, the value is around $100. If the chips are not factory, the value will drop to around $40. Hope this helps. Al Kohlman