Stag deer lobby jar with cooler features

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I have a 10 gallon Red wing water cooler in mint condition (no cracks or damages of any kind). It is approximately 100 years old. Has the original wooden top on it and most likely the original dispenser. It is a "salt-glazed" cooler with yellowish/tan color and a stag deer with a doe near it formed into the pottery. Also has trees formed in too. I know it’s very rare, but I don’t know the value of it. I’ve tried to research it, but can’t find one similar. Can you help? Have you seen one like this and what’s the approx. value? Thank you. Peggy

 

Answer: Hi Peggy

red wing did do the "deer" sandjar, it was done in the early 30′s. I’m pretty sure the water cooler version of it was done by robinson Rainsbottom, out of Ohio. I think it had a stoneware lid, not wood. These usually sell for around 300.00 or so. thanks steve n rose

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Small vase with bow tie looking mark

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I just found a piece of stoneware a few days ago. It is marked with this symbol on the front of the piece and bottom. It is about 6.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. I was wondering if you might know who might have made it and when? Any help would be great….Thanks, Scott

 

Answer: Scott

sorry, again, I’ve gotten skunked twice in a row… I don’t know the maker of this particular piece. thanks, steve n rose

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Tan color bowl wih color splotches

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This question is in regards to a stoneware piece I bought for a dollar at an auction in southwestern Pennsylvania. I don’t know much about stoneware so I’ll describe it to the best of my ability. It is a greyish-tan color bowl(looks like natural stone) with a clear glaze over it. It also has splotches of colored glaze on it which is raised up slightly higher than the body of the bowl. It has a small lip that goes around the top. It is about 4" tall by 6" across. On the base there is a small indented 1/2" square mark that is off centered. In the indented square is what looks to me like either a small face wearing a mask or a Chinese symbol. The marking is VERY hard to make out. I would like to know more about this piece. I have been researching it non-stop and cant find anything about it! Thank you! Kathleen

 

Answer: Hi Kathleen

I’m not familiar with this type of pottery, wish we could be of more help. thanks, steve n rose

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Van Briggle piece – green?

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I just purchased a piece of pottery. I think it might be a Van Briggle piece. But iam not sure.It looks like it has the Van briggle logo on the bottom. Then it looks like it says my line. Then to the right it has a stamed C, which on not used to seeing on Van Briggle pottery. Im just trying to figure out how might have made it and when? Scott..See PIcs I just sent you a picture of the bottom here is the piece……..Thanks,Scott

 

Answer: this doesn’t look to be any Van Briggle shape that I know of. I’m not sure who made this. wish I could be of more help. thanks, steve n rose

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bottom of Green Van Briggle vase

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I just purchased a piece of pottery. I think it might be a Van Briggle piece. But iam not shure.It looks like it has the Van briggle logo on the bottom. Then it looks like it says my line. Then to the right it has a stamed C, which on not used to seeing on Van Briggle pottery. Im just trying to figure out how might have made it and when? Any help would be great thanks….Scott..See PIcs

Answer: Hi Scott

could you send another pic of the bottom/ I’m having a hard time seeing this one. Most Van Briggle pieces have the arched window mark, with van briggle, and colo springs, where their factory is. thanks, steve n rose

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Red WIng 1118 vase

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i have a green vase mint condition. says red wing u.s.a.1118 on the bottom. how much is it worth? Patty

Answer: Hi Patty

your vase dates to the early 40′s, value is around 30.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Swan planter 259

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Hi there. I have this swan planter that I have been told is red wing but I haven’t found anything like it. It is marked 260 on the underside. If you could take a peek I would appreciate it. It is larger than the Red Wing swan vases that I see are number 259.

 

Answer:

the 259 swan planters were made for several years, starting in the thirties. They came in many different glazes, as well. Value is around 35.00 each. thanks, steve n rose

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Deer Lobby Jar with note

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I have a red wing crock about 5GL embossed with a woodland scene and a stag and a doe. under the deer looks like a masonic symbol It has a note inside that says it was once owned by mike holm MN longest serving sec. of state . I looked him up and he was a shriner I think it was a presention peice to him, but not sure. need more info if you could help . thanks gary gehrke cass lake MN

 

Answer: Hi Gary

A lot of these lobby/sand jars were used in commercial places of business. There is a circle mark under the deer, but that is from where a spigot hole was on some coolers done by another company. It could have belonged to him, but I don’t think it’s a masonic symbol. still a nice item, if bottom marked, value is 350.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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