George Ohr piece?

Question:
This is a large thrown? rose fire glazed pot that I’m trying to find who could have made it. One of the prospects was, or is, George Ohr because of the glaze and other aspects of the piece. Thought I’d ask the experts to get their opinion on this piece. One of the aspects is how it was made, the clay looks whitish gray, the base is well defined and it is thin walled. Mario

 

Answer: Hi Mario

I’m not an Ohr expert, but most all his pieces were marked, altho I do agree it is a bit on the bizarre side… I’m not sure who made it. wish we could be of more help. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 1019 Vase

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I have a Redwing vase? or pitcher. It is a deep red with a rose (same glaze). The number on the bottom reads 1019. Dad wants to keep it and Mom wants to garage sale it. What is the value? Kaye

 

Answer: Hi Kaye

the number isn’t correct for a pitcher form, it may be 1013, this is a 14" tall pitcher. It’s value is around 80.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 879, fish vase

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I have a five inch fish vase in great condition the same as the pale green one the person asked about. It says Red Wing 879 on the bottom. Sorry I have no way of posting photo but am hoping it is worth about the same $150.00. Also it is a brown color. Thank you for your help. Kathleen

 

Answer: Hi Kathleen

it should be around the same value, the glaze colors don’t make a lot of difference in the prices. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 764 pedestal server

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I have a red wing pedestal server in a beige/tan color and am interested in knowing more about it, including the value. It is marked red wing usa with the number 764. It is the same as the one in the link below except for the color. As mentioned above it is tan or beige.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RED-WING-USA-764-POTTERY-PEDESTAL-SERVER-DISH-BLUE-RARE-/140558259024#ht_790wt_907

Thank you for your assistance in advance. Best Mario

Answer: Hi mario

it’s a piece from 1961, kind of a compote form. there are a few other shapes that match it’s pattern. value is around 40.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Badger on a football

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I have a small (3 inches by 2 and 1/2 inches at the base and about 2 and 3/4 inches in height) piece that is a badger standing behind a football with its front paws about half way up the ball and standing on it’s hind legs. It is brown in color and has a very shiny glaze. On the bottom, stamped into the pottery, is "R. W POTTERIES" around the top of the "hole". Under the "hole" it says "RED WING MINN". On each side of the "hole", looking at it so it can be read, is a "c" with a circle around it on the left and 1939 on the right of the "hole" separating the two "inscriptions". The base itself looks like the ball and the badger are on grass. The webbing on the ball is about three-quarters up and the ball itself is on its side and tilted slightly from left to right as you look at the piece from the front – that is with the badger behind the ball and looking up over the ball toward the sky. To me it is in great condition – looks like new but I make no claim to knowing anything about that! Thanks for any help!!! John

Answer: Hi John

these are part of the Minnesota/Michigan football rivalry. The value is around 200.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 621

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I found a bowl in my husband’g grandmother’s cellar. the markings on the bottom of the bowl say Red Wing 621 it is a white bowl with three clusters of raised grapes and a roped edged it is about 10 inch in diameter and about 3 inches tall I am sending a photo. thank you for any assistance you can give, I found the plate in Stratford, OK – Cindy

Answer: Hi Cindy

this is part of the Vintage group, from about 1939. I would call it a console bowl, there are some pieces that match it. Value is around 90.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing USA 1151, deisgned by charles murphy

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I am curious about the provenenance of a piece of Red Wing pottery inherited after my mother-in-law passed away. It appears to be a vase, approximately 9 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches in diameter. On opposing sides there are two "handles" that resemble two connected half circles (the upper larger than the lower, with one set near the top and the opposing set nearer the bottom. The top of the vase in flanged inward, while the bottom is flanged inward toward a "base" of three rings. On one side is a large decorative motif of a stylized native american or egyptian woman in silhouette, a deer with spots, and a horizontal olive(?) branch. The backside of the vase is decorated by a vertical olive branch. The bottom of the vase is imprinted "Red Wing USA 1151" with the leg of the "R" extending under both words. The glaze color is a light olive color, and the condition is excellent. I am most interested in the pattern, history and any other information on this, and only secondarily interested in the value, because of the sentimental value. Mark

Answer: Hi Mark

this is a design by charles murphy, from about 1942. he did several art deco typoe vases and figures. very nice description, thank you… value is around 75.00. thanks, steve n rose

 

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Red Wing USA 1076 and 445-5

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I have a 5 1/2" diameter bowl about 3 1/2" high with a double leaf and flower band around the top. It’s stamped Red Wing USA 1076. I also have a 445-5′ Red Wing stamped flower pot with a central leaf type band pattern at center. This pot is a black glaze. Both are mint. What would the value and date of mfg be on these? Thanks much for your time. Mark

Answer: Hi Mark

the first is a planter, from 1941, value is around 45.00. the 445, a flower pot, is from the mid fifties, with a value of 40.00. thanks, steve n rose

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Redwing USA and has M-303, Charles Murphy

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I recently bought a Brown glazed ashtray…it says Redwing USA and has M-303 on the bottom. Would you know anything about this? Thank You Denise

Answer: Hi Denise

I can’t find the right number, but I can tell you it is a design by charles murphy, and was most likely made it the 1960′s. value is around 25.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 1165

Question:
I think this vase is very pretty, but know nothing about it. Can anyone tell me a little about it? It has Red Wing 1165. written on the bottom. Lori

Answer: Hi Lori

this is part of a line from 1943. sometimes the glaze is a color, like yours. Value is around 40.00. thanks, steve n rose

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