Five section nut or relish dish

Question

I have this piece and it’s marked Red Wing on the bottom and does have a small chip.

Molly

Answer

The five section nut or relish dish was introduced by Red Wing in 1956.  Initially the dish was decorated in various art pottery glazes and bottom marked RED WING USA and 446.  The green dish in the photo was made in the late 1950s.  Around 1960 the art pottery colors were dropped as well as the 446 mark on the bottom.  At this point only the familiar beige fleck glaze was used and the nut/relish dish was promoted on “Novelty or Gift Item” brochures. Nut/relish dishes with the beige fleck glaze are very common and worth around $15. Some beige fleck dishes were decorated with Bob White and Tampico artwork; these are scarce and worth $50-75 each.  The older nut/relish dishes in pottery colors are worth around $25.  All values assume excellent condition. 

Larry

Provincial Cooking Ware

Question:

At an auction I acquired this pitcher with a star on the bottom. I can’t find any information about it. Could you help me? No chips, cream colored inside, grapes on outside over a small squares background. zigzag line at top and bottom. Also obtained this set of provincial ware. Any idea of values?

Thanks,

Mary

Answer:

Provincial Cooking Ware was a line of cooking and baking items produced by Red Wing during the World War II years.  The set consists of pots, casseroles, baking dishes and fry pans in various sizes.  Values are rather low for Provincial Cooking Ware because it is not a dinnerware pattern, only a line of bake ware.  No dimensions were provided for the items in the photos so I can’t positively identify them, but values would be around $15 for each if they are in excellent condition. 

Larry

Iris pattern supper trays

Question: What are these trays worth and what is the pattern?

Answer: these are from the Iris pattern and are consider supper trays. A 10.5 inch Iris supper tray is worth $30 to $40.

Larry

Blossom Time dinnerware pattern cup and saucer

Question:

Would you be able to tell me the history and what the logo says, time period? Thank you Carlo

Answer:

The photo shows a cup and saucer from the Blossom Time dinnerware pattern, one of the many patterns made in the Concord shape.  Blossom Time was produced from 1950 to 1955.  There is no logo in the photo, so I am unable to address that question.  Value for a Blossom Time cup and saucer in excellent condition is $8 to $12. 

Larry

Desert pattern supper tray and cup

Question:

 

Hi, I’m hoping you can help me!  I’m getting my grandparents home cleaned out and came across several red wing pieces.  The ones I’m really having trouble pricing are items from the Desert/Fancy Free line.  I have 8 supper trays (I think that’s what they’re called – like sectioned plates?) and 4 cups.  From the research I’ve tried to do, it appears these are fairly rare and collectible.  Do you have any price estimates on these pieces?  I appreciate any information you can provide me with.

Jaclyn

Answer:

The cactus-themed Desert pattern is very popular with collectors and not easy to find.  Desert supper tray are scarce.  Value for a supper tray in excellent condition is $50-60.  The cup is worth around $25 in excellent condition.

Larry

Tweed Tex platter and a Tweed Tex bread tray

Question:

Hello,
I have enclosed a few pictures for the experts to help me determine a value for.  They are boyh Red Wing pieces.  One is a platter that is 15″x12″  and the other is a Bread Plate that is 7.25″X10.5 .  They are both tweed tex and they were bought at the same estate sale.  Both are in excellent condition with no flaws anywhere.  The Red wing on the Bread plate is somewhat smudged for some reason but other than that they are both great.  We can’t find a value anywhere so we thought we’d ask for your help.  It’s much appreciated.  We probably will sell these if the price is right. If you need more or better photos and I will get them right back to you.
 
Thanks
Rob and Caryl

Answer:

The photos show a Tweed Tex platter and a Tweed Tex bread tray.  Tweed Tex is one of six patterns produced in the Anniversary shape and was made from 1953 to 1956.  The ink stamp used for Tweed Tex is unique to this pattern.  It is the standard wing-shaped pink-red stamp used on most dinnerware made from 1950 to 1957 but with the words “HAND PAINTED” removed from the middle.  Values for Tweed Tex tend to be a bit lower than for the hand painted Anniversary patterns.  The platter is worth $20-30; the bread tray $30-40 assuming excellent condition.

Larry

Driftwood Pitchers

Question:

Did they ever make a pitcher in Driftwood?  If so where would a person look and aprroximately how much?

Answer:

The tall covered pitcher with a cover and long spout is a beverage server.  The tall pitcher with no cover is a water pitcher.  The short item with a cover and long spout is a teapot.  Each is worth $60-90.  Under $60 would be a good price.  Antique shops usually price these at over $100 each.

Larry

Katrina cookie jar, black and white

Question:

if this is real or a prototype? Did red wing ever make one like this? About what year is it from? What would be value at if real?

Answer:

I don’t recall seeing a black & white Katrina cookie jar, but I have seen the Chef jar in those colors.  I would need to inspect the jar before I could say with certainly that this jar is authentic, but from the photos it certainly seems to be a real Red Wing cookie jar.  A key point is whether the black color is under the glaze or was added over the glaze. 

The Chef, Friar and Katrina cookie jars were introduced in 1941 and continued to be produced into the early 1950s.  This jar has only RED WING USA pressed into the clay; jars made in the 1940s were marked with an ink stamp.  Thus this jar was probably made in the 1950s.  Red Wing tried several new color schemes during this time but most examples are found on the Chef jar, not Katrina.  Hard to say if this is a prototype or a limited production item.  Prototypes, samples and lunch hour items almost always have unusual markings and this jar does not, so I lean towards limited production. 

If this is an authentic cookie jar produced by Red Wing, I’d estimate the value to be $500 to $750 if it was in excellent condition. The photos show damage to one tip of Katrina’s hat and significant staining to the base.  Can’t tell if there is additional damage.  The visible damage would reduce the value by at least 25% and probably a bit more.

Larry

Incised Peasant cookie jar

Question:

I recently acquired a cookie jar that looks similar to a Red Wing pattern, but I’m not sure if it is a Red Wing or not. Its in perfect condition and I also have the lid to it. Any information and value on this piece would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:

The cookie jar was made by Red Wing but isn’t from a dinnerware pattern.  In the early 1940s Red Wing introduced a line of cookie jars, munch (squat) jars and salad bowls.  Each piece was available in three different shapes, and each shape was available in three colors (white, brown and green).  A July 1942 brochure named this line “Hand Painted Pottery” and the three shapes were Incised Peasant, Rose and Fruit.  The photo shows an Incised Peasant cookie jar in white.  All of these items were hand painted, but the colors were “cold painted” over the glaze rather than fired under the glaze like most Red Wing products.  Over time and with repeated cleanings these colors tend to wash off. All of the color is missing on this jar. An Incised Peasant cookie jar complete with cover with most of the paint intact and no chips or cracks is worth $30-40.  The missing paint would reduce the value by half or more.

Larry

Tip Toe Pitcher

Question

Hi,  I have a pitcher givin to me about five years ago and would like to see if you can give me any im=nformation about it.  It has no cracks or chips,  on the bottom it says redwing usa. tryed to take a pic of bottom but did not come out. Here is ne of the pitcher. Thanks for your time. Linda

Answer:

The name of this pattern is Tip Toe.   The Tip Toe pattern features a band of tulip flowers, and the name refers to the song “Tip Toe Through the Tulips”.   Tip Toe was a pattern in the Casual shape, the same line that included Bob White, Smart Set and Round Up.  Tip Toe was a rather drab pattern compared to other patterns of the late 1950s, and sales were modest.  Tip Toe was produced from 1958 to 1960. 

The item in the photo is a Tip Toe water pitcher.  The pitcher was available in two sizes:  60 oz (12 inches tall) and 112 oz (14 inches tall).  The smaller pitcher is more common.  Values for Tip Toe water pitchers in excellent, undamaged condition are $40-60 for the 60 oz pitcher and $70-90 for the 112 oz pitcher.   

Larry

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