Red Wing Pottery Flower Frog, shape 1046

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I recently inherited a Red Wing Pottery Flower Frog from my grandmother who died at age 102. The card in the box with it dates it a a wedding anniversary gift in 1941. I found a photo of it in a red wing pottery book and they call it Three Feathers. I wanted to know what the color is called and is it glazed or painted. I don’t think the photo does justice on the color, I would say it is more of a light purple blue. Also any other information you might have about it would be appreciated. Laura

Answer: Hi Laura

Your timeframe is correct, 1940/41. It’s shape # 1046, and it looks like the correct bowl to go with it. Think the glaze is matt blue. Value for set is around 100.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

 

 

 

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Red Wing Console bowl

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I found this(fruit bowl?) in a basement of a house I am cleaning out.It has red wing usa on the bottom, so I am wondering if it has any value? The bowl is 10 inches in diameter and 3 and 1/4 inches in height. one picture shows it as oval but it is round. I would appreciate any help you can give me to decide to throw away, sell, or donate it to the society. Mike

Answer: Hi Mike

this is a console bowl. Fairly common, value is around 25.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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White bowl marked 971

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Hello: I have a beautiful low bowl marked with the number 971 and the letter A, but nothing else. It was suggested to me it may be a Redwing piece, so I’m hoping someone can confirm or suggest my next move in this exploration. It measures 15" long,about 9.5" wide, and about 2.5" deep. It has a cream exterior and a baby blue interior,and I think a matte glaze that is smooth with a nice shine but not glossy. It has just a few use marks, and I think some crazing. I would certainly appreciate any feedback. Thank you. Betty King

Answer: Hi Betty

The number doesn’t match anything in my Red Wing books. I’m not sure what company made this bowl. wish I could be of mor help. thanks, steve n rose

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Shape 768 vase- cypress green

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My vase is 14 inches tall, has a matte green glaze and a cream colored interior. I would love to know the age, rarity and value as well as anything else you can tell me. It does not have any flaws that I can see. I am attaching two photos: one shows the bottom marking and one of the vase itself. Thank you!! I love my vase and am now a Red Wing fan!! Sherry

Answer: Hi Sherry

got the pics, thank you. Your vase is from 1962. think the glaze is cypress green. Value is around 70.00 or so. Glad to have another red wing collector! thanks, steve n rose

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Redwing USA 1479

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I have a medium size vaze with the spiky metal flower holder inside. (not sure what that’s called!) It is oval shaped, aprox. 10" long by 5" wide, 3 1/4 " deep. It’s in very good condition, no chips or wear. The glaze is a charcoal black. On the bottom is stamped: Redwing USA 1479 I was given this piece as a gift and am curious about it’s time period and it’s value. Thank you! Lisa

Answer: Hi Lisa

I would call this a planter, but there are some candleholders that match it, so it could be a console bowl, as well. It dates to around 1955. Value is around 25.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing Art Pottery 198

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This is a pottery bowl w handles and green glaze it’s in very good condition no cracks or chips just some discoloring on bottom and it is marked in blue ink Red Wing Art Pottery 198. Was wanting to know about the value and a little history because the marking are diff than the red wing i see when I’ve tried to research this piece .Send email I’ll send pics !! April

Answer: Hi April

your bowl dates to around 1930, it is the earlier timeframe for red wing artware. If it’s a matt mottled green green glaze, it would be Nokomis, value around 200.00 or so. If it’s a shiney gloss green, value around 100.00 or so. hope this helps, thanks, steve n rose

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Charles Murphy chrystalline lamps with birds

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Hi again,Can you give me a guesstimate on the value of my Charles Murphy chrystalline lamps with birds?They are a matched set,in perfect condition. The estate where I purchased them also had Yearbooks (from the 50s) for Red Wing high school.Is it possible to find out if a specific person worked in the factory during the time this designer line was produced? Thanks again,Kim

Answer: Hi Kim

The Society and Foundation do have some records of who worked at the factory. I think the birds came off shape 1296. Book value for the lamps are around 400.00 each. It’s just really hard to say what they would sell for, some people aren’t fond of lamp bases, and yet the birds will add some interest, too. thanks, steve n rose

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Green and Brown 19 ashtray

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This is an 8 inch ashtray. On the back it says "RED WING U.S.A 19". Could you tell me how old this piece is and how much to ask for, when I sell it? Denice

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: Hi Denice

this dates to 1963, it has the distiction of being the lowest shape number in Red Wing artware. Value is around 20.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Brushed Ware leaf planter, shape 106

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Would like to know information/approx value on the following item: Red Wing planter. Green glaze on inside, leaf design on outside. Outside tan with dark green coloring. 12 1/4 inch diameter at top, 10 1/2 inch high, 38 1/2 inch circumference around rim. Bottom has Red Wing stamp. Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. Red Wing Minn. Thank you. Joyce

Answer: Hi Joyce

this is a flower pot shape #106. it dates to around 1930. part of the brushed ware line. It came in several sizes, up to 14". Value is around 95.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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