Red Wing Preserve Jar and Grommes and Ullrich Jugs

Question: Hello everyone,

I recently acquired some stoneware/crocks from my dads estate. I was hoping someone could give me some information about them, including value. I would also like to know how I go about selling them.
Felling overwhelmed. Thank you so  much,
Leah

Answer:

Leah, The pickle crock looks like a Red Wing preserve jar worth about $250, The Grommes and Ullrich 1 gallon jug about $125 and the 4 gallon jug about $300. Assuming in mint condition and far as selling you can post on the Red wing face book site, auction or craigslist works well.

Clifford Olson

Darien Hardware, T. C. Synder sponge bowl

Question:

Hello,

I saw a bowl on eBay with advertising stating “Compliments of Darien Hardware, T. C. Synder, 1940, Darien, Wis.”  The bowl was listed as a Red Wing piece and sold for $81.  The seller stated that although unmarked, it was obviously a Red Wing bowl.  I am not so sure, but would like your opinion.  It is about the same size as a cap bowl, but has no markings and is a slightly different shape than Red Wing cap bowls.  I took some photos from my computer monitor and have attached them.  They aren’t the best photos, but they illustrate the bowl well enough to see that it is not a cap bowl.  Can you help me with the identification of this bowl?  Thanks for your help.

Rod

Answer:

This is a Red Wing bowl. They come in Blue, White, White with blue bands, Albany and sponged . The book doesn’t state a name but I have called them Cactus bowl.

Clifford Olson

3 gallon bottom marked target salt glaze crock

Question:

Hello,

I’m hoping you might be able to provide some information on this red wing crock. The crock has a raised red wing stamp on the bottom and I cannot locate any information on a piece with this marking.

It measures 10 1/2 inches tall and 10 3/4 inches across. It has some some small chips along the bottom along with a hairline crack along the lower bottom edge. I’ve attached a picture of this damage.

I’m not a red wing collector but I am curious about the raised signature. I just liked the mellow brown glaze that blends well with my other collections. Thank you. Alicia

Alicia

Answer:

Alicia, Your 3 gallon crock was made in Red Wing Minnesota around 1880’s. You can find different designs with this bottom mark. A mint crock will have a value around $150 in mint condition with a crack depends on where it is down the $30-$50.

 

Clifford Olson

5 gallon birch leaf churn

Question:

I was wondering if you could provide me with any information about our Redwing butter churn, age, approximate value, etc.

Thank You,

John

Answer:

John, Your birch leaf churn was produced between 1895 & 1906. In mint condition I would value this around $200.

Clifford Olson

E S Sohn Butter Mold

Question:

I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this pot I inherited? I think it is Red Wing? It is in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. Thank you

Answer:

The item in the photos was made by Red Wing under contract for Ernest Sohn.
Ernest Sohn was a well-known designer who contracted with various businesses to make ceramic, metal and wood products for his sales company. He specialized in serving pieces and buffet sets, not full dinnerware patterns. His dealings with Red Wing were not well documented, but at least two lines of dinnerware items were produced for Sohn. “Butter Mold” is the better known of the two. It consisted of serving pieces such as pitchers, teapots, casseroles, bowls, platters, etc. The pieces had a ribbed effect in the glaze, similar to Village Green. Most Butter Mold pieces were dark brown, dark green, or yellow (uncommon). Each piece was marked with a design taken from a vintage butter mold. The design featured a fern and leaves enclosed by 5 rings, and included the letters ” E.S. USA”. Production years are uncertain but most likely fall between the late 1950s and early 1960s. An ad for Sohn’s Butter Mold line appeared in a February 1961 magazine.
Your item is from the Butter Mold line, but I’m not certain of its name or purpose since we have no documentation of this line.  Bean pot is likely correct.  The value today is $30-40 if it is in excellent, undamaged condition.
Larry R

North Star quart jug

Question:

Sorry for my slow response, but here is the picture of the small jug. It is in excellent condition. Don’t know if the market is still strong for RW. Bought this about 40 years ago. Have been deaccessioning my various collections. Would appreciate your opinion. Thanks much.

June

Answer:

This is a quart size jug made by North Star in Red Wing Minnesota. In mint condition a value would be around $150-$200.

Clifford Olson

6 gallon advertising churn

Question:

Hi,

I'm helping my father do some research on a 6 gallon Red Wing butter churn. He is considering selling and would like to know the value, if possible. It has a crack near the top (picture included) and my understanding is there was a hole in the bottom of the churn that was repaired at one point (not sure how big it was, including a picture of the bottom of the churn). Also, it looks like there might be a crack over the advertising but the glaze still feels smooth so I'm not sure if it's a crack or some other defect. The lid is not shown but we do have it and is believed to be the original. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Any info you can provide would really be appreciated. 

Thank you,
Amanda

Answer:

Amanda, This is a nice 6 gallon advertising churn! With a crack and repaired hole it still has a  value around $1200.

 

Clifford Olson

6 gallon Birch Leaf Ice Water

Question:

Hello!
We don’t find a lot of Redwing up here in BC Canada, but I have seen some beautiful pieces when we travel in the US. I was surprised to find this piece at my local thrift store the other day... sadly no lid.

From reading some of your website I see it has the “Union” oval and the birch leaves. I would be interested in knowing when these ice water crocks were produced and a value if possible! It is in pretty darn good shape - a small chip or two at the back on the base.

I appreciate any information you can supply.

many thanks
Eva

Answer:

Eva, Your 6 gallon Birch Leaf Ice Water was manufactured by the Minnesota Stoneware Company in Red Wing Minnesota sometime between 1895 & 1906. In mint condition it has a value between $700-$800. Chips on the backside base, still $600-$700.

 

Clifford Olson

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Continental Buffet, blue bowl

Question:

Hi –

I have a couple pieces of Continental Buffet and am wondering what it is worth? It seems to have been going up lately!

I have a BLUE salad bowl (unfortunately no serving spoon/fork), and a BLUE double casserole bottom (no lids or stand). Both are in excellent condition. Thanks.

Amy

Answer:

Pricing scarce items like these blue Continental Buffet pieces is difficult since they rarely come up for sale, thus few comparisons.  Don’t feel bad about the missing salad fork and spoon.  Over time accessory pieces like these are usually separated from bowl because later owners don’t realize they go together.
Optimizing the value for these pieces depends on finding the right buyer.  Continental Buffet isn’t a complete dinnerware line as it includes only serving pieces.  This will limit the number of interested collectors.  That said, those interested will be eager to buy when such pieces become available to them.   The large salad bowl should be worth around $75, maybe more to the right buyer.  The base for the double casserole is more difficult because it isn’t complete.  The missing covers and stand make it worth nothing to most collectors.  Of course a collector who has the covers and stands but needs the base would jump at the opportunity, but there odds of finding that person are slim at best.  I would put the value of the base by itself at $15 to $20.
Larry

Bakeware (aka Oomph) line

Question:

I have many pieces of Red Wing Oomph or bakeware; however, none of the pieces have markings that are discernible.

I know they are Red Wing for the woman I got the pieces from (now deceased) collected them during the 40’s
Here are two pics of my collection.
Thank you.

Answer:

Red Wing produced the Bakeware (aka Oomph) line in the early to mid 1940s.  Several competing potteries made similar wares with the same color scheme.  Red Wing’s Village Green pattern, introduced in 1952, utilizes the same colors as Bakeware.  Brown and green pieces from different potteries are frequently mixed and matched because they are so similar in appearance.  Collectors often have difficulty sorting them out.
About half the items displayed in the two photos are Bakeware by Red Wing.  Most of the other items were made by competitors, though there are also a few Village Green items mixed in.  Some items I cannot identify due to the lack of a clear view.
The following items are NOT Bakeware.
First table starting from the left:
Coffee cups (front corner)
Egg or custard cups
Cannot identify the items to the left of the plates but they aren’t Bakeware
Large covered cruet or pitcher (near the center)
Shell-shaped small plates
Taller cylinder-shaped salt & pepper
Multi-piece relish tray
Handled round green plate (center back row)
Covered casserole (center back row)
Cylinder-shaped mugs (Bakeware mugs have a pronounced green rim)
Coffee cups in the right front corner are Village Green
Second table starting from the left:
Covered dish in the back is Village Green
Cruets
Ashtray
Creamer
Butter dish (might be Village Green??)
Skillet with handle
Small pots with handle
Cannot identify the stacked bowls – may or may not be Red Wing
Larry R

 

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