Wall Pocket Violin – 1955

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I have a light green wall pocket violin. The number on the back is m-1484, it is stamped red wing usa. It also is stamped with black ink. "in appreciation schwen ice cream co." Can you tell me what it is worth? Thanks Jayme

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Hi Jayme, Your violin wall planter/pocket was introduced in 1955. Charles Murphy designed it. The violin is fairly common, worth around $60.00 or so—what makes it interesting is the advertising on the back. Not many art pottery pieces were stamped with advertising, making it very rare lndeed. I have heard of one other. It is difficult to give you a price with it being so unusual. Ebay would most likely be the way to go, and see what it does bring. Nice piece. thanks, steve n rose

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Spiked Turquoise Vase

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Turquoise vase with tiny charcoal specks. 4ins. at base, 12 finger’s (spikes) around, measuring from 5 ins. to 9 ins. tall. Opening is 4 1/2 ins. across. Not any cracks or dings. It was my grandmother’s, but was my great-great aunt’s before that. She lived in Mc Cook,Neb, and owned & operated the Melkus Motel. ( Pearl & Ed Melkus) Would enjoy knowing more about it. The bottom has Red wing USA M. 1480 on it. Thank’s to anyone who would take the time to respond. Carol Ann

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Hi Carol, Your "spiked" vase is from 1955, a very good year! Charles Murphy designed a set of 5 bowls with the "spikes" The M is for Murphy. The glaze is fleck nile blue, used for many years. It’s value is around $40.00, but they are hard to find without a broken "spike" thanks, steve n rose

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Wall pocket – Magnolia 1943

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I have a Red Wing piece, marking on back is 1231 Red Wing, USA. It is a wall vase (sconce-like), to be hung, triangular in shape. Length from top to bottom approx. 8 inches. Top opening width approx. 8 inches. A flower is carved on front. It has a small imperfection, crack-like near the bottom. Would you be able to tell me how old this is and an approx. value. Thank you. Rosalie

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Hi Rosalie, You have a wall pocket from the Magnolia group, 1943. One of the larger wall pockets Red Wing made. The glaze is most likely antiqued ivory, and was designed by Belle Kogan. I would value it at around $100.00, even with the flaw. they are fairly hard to find. thanks, steve n rose

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9 inch pitcher 727

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I have a pitcher approx. 9" high; on botttom is "Red Wing" and "737." Color is pale yellow on the outside and shell pink on inside. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Audrey

Answer:
Audrey Your pitcher most likely dates from 1941, the glaze is luster creme/ with Rachelle lining. it’s value would be around $50.00. thanks, steve & rose

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White Flower Bowl, 1618

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I have three pieces. One is a “flower” bowl, white heavy glaze, can’t quite make out the number on bottom because of the heavy glaze. Believe it to be 1630. The other two match the bowl in the “flower” look. They are candle holders with the number 1619 on bottom. The bowl has a matte look to it, and the two holders are shinier and smoother than the bowl. Any info on these? Valerie

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valerie, believe the bowl would be #1618, it matches the candleholders. they would be from 1959-early 60′s. Mat white was used for several years. Value is around 50 or so for the set. thanks, steve n rose

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Anniversary Vase B2317

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I am wondering what the value is for a red wing gray anniversary line #B2317 is? It is maroon on the bottom runs into gray and is 12 " tall. I don’t have it handy right now. I am in the process of going through my grandmothers things and found it over the weekend but haven’t brought it home yet. It is in perfect condition. I will send pics later if necessary. Thank you in advance for your expert advise. Sincerely, Jessica

Answer:
Hi Jessica, The vase is from the anniversary line, 1953. Luster Burgandy is the
glaze. There were 2 sizes of this vase, yours being the largest.
It should bring around $120.00. thanks, steve n rose

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Green Dish 641

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In my grandmother’s thing I have found a redwing USA 641 shallow green dish.She use it for a arrangement of flowers. Can you tell me anything about the value of this type of dish.I would like to sell it. Thank You, Rosella

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Your low bowl is from around 1959. It is a fairly common shape, worth around 15-20.00 thanks, steve n rose

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1942 Handpainted Bowl

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Hi, I am so happy I came across your site. Could you please help me identify and give me an estimate of value of this beautiful Red Wing Bowl. The dimentions are approx 11in wide and 3 1/2in deep. Any information you can provide would be fantastic. Thanks, Shellie

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Hi Shellie, Your bowl is part of the early handpainted line, circa 1942. The Peasants were done in cold paint, meaning they were painted after being fired. It will rub or wear off if, unless you are careful. There was also a cookie jar, and a covered bowl (munch jar) in this group. It is worth around $40.00. thanks, steve n rose

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Donkey Bud Vases


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Hello, my mother recently passed away and among her things I found what appears to be a Red Wing donkey ash receiver. Its a brownish-orange color, 4 3/4" tall, at the widest points of its base it is 2 1/4" by 2 3/4". On the base "RED WING" is carved into it, as well as the number "876" above and to the right of "RED WING." It is in perfect condition with no chips or scratches. I would greatly appreciate any information you might have available concerning this piece. Thanks Dorene

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Hi Dorene, Your #876 donkey belongs in a series of six different animals, circa 1939. Originally they were thought to be ash recievers, but recently it has come to light they were actually small bud vases. They are prized by collectors, and average a price of around $150.00 or so. thanks, Steve n Rose

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M-3013 Vase

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I have a red wing M-3013 green with the very top of the narrow opening glazed a country blue inside and after the top being blue, you can see further down inside that it is white glazed or clear with the clay itself being white. The vase is approximately 15 inches tall, purchased about 35 years ago in Old Town Chicago on Wells street from an antique store that also sold odds and ends. I thought it was unusual and not at all attractive but bought it because of how different and juvenile the design was. Sorry the picture is not clearer. Can you give me an approximate value on it? Thanks Denise

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Denise, The vase is from Charles Murphy’s Decorator Line circa 1959. Silver green would be the glaze. Murphy is known for his creative interpretations of figurals. It should be worth around $300.00 or so. Hope this helps, thanks, Steve n Rose

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