Town & Country teapot,metallic brown

Question:
Dear Roschen Collectors,

Over 20 years ago I bought this tea pot at an antique shop in NW Tennessee. The  hear beauty of the shape drew me to it. Every time I looked at it over the years it brought a  ense of calm and smile to me. And it did not take me long to find its designer who I hold in high regard. Now it is time to find another person to enjoy it as much as we have. I  ave looked far and wide to get an idea of its value and after about an hour found your onderful site and group. I now know the glaze color, the design line and that there is  such a devoted group of collectors. Please tell me more like its age and value.

Thank You, Albert

 

Answer;

A metallic brown Town & Country teapot is worth $150 to $200 in excellent, undamaged
condition.  Damage will reduce the value by 25 to 75% or more depending on the location and severity of the damage.  The teapot in the photo appears to be in excellent condition assuming there are no hairlines, nicks or other flaws not visible in the photo.

Larry

Village Green cups without handles

Question:

Have a Village Green item with shape and dimensions of a Casual Shape
cup.  Is this a documented item?  If documented what is the official
nomenclature?  Thanks.

Answer:

Terry Moe found some Village Green cups without handles in a shop several years ago. We have not found any documentation for them. After much speculation we decided
they might be custard cups. We have no doubt they were made by Red Wing but are
not sure why. These cups may have been a special order by a customer, or may
have been a test run that was not well received by the public. They may also
have been among the Novelty and Gift items that were decorated with Village
Green colors but were not officially listed as Village Green items.

Larry

Red Wing candle sticks 1286 and Normandy Dinnerware

Question:

My grandma recently passed away and I got this pottery.  Just wondering if you can tell
me about it.

Thanks for the info. I can’t tell if its a 2 or a 9 so I took a picture.  The only info I have is
my grandma got this before she was married so I assume its pretty old.

Answer:

The dinnerware pattern you have is called Normandy. This pattern is part of the Provincial dinnerware line of the 1940s. Here is an article about the line and pattern from our website:

http://www.redwingcollectors.org/red-wing-products/dinnerware-by-red-wing/provinical-line

The covered sugar bowl and the salt & pepper shakers are worth $20-25.  I can’t tell from the photo if the smaller piece is a small bowl or small plate, but either way the
value is $7.50 to $10.  All values assume excellent condition. Larry Roschen

The candlesticks are art pottery, value is around 35.00 for the pair.  thanks,
steve n rose

 

Anniversary Line bowl sizes

Question:

Hi.   I have a question regarding the Anniversary Line of dinnerware, specifically Country Garden.   I’m not sure who else to ask this question of, and you are the only contact name I have that might be able to direct me.

My question is:   There are several different bowls: Cereal, Rim Soup, Sauce, Nappy and Buffet.    The Red Wing Dinnerware price and identification guide doesn’t indicate the size of each bowl.   If I see a bowl, how do I know which one I’m looking at?   Is there a size guide?

Answer:

I am not aware of any reference guide or book that includes bowl sizes for Red Wing dinnerware patterns. That’s useful information, and over the years I’ve developed my
own list.

There were seven different bowls made for the Anniversary patterns. Here are the approximate diameters of those bowls:

Salad bowls (textured colored sides with no artwork)
Large: 10.5″
Individual: 5.5″

Decorated bowls:
Buffet:11″
Nappy: 9.5″
Rim Soup: 8″
Cereal: 6.75″
Sauce: 5.5″

Another clue to help differentiate the bowls is the hand painted design inside the
bowl.  Larger bowls have more surface area and thus room for more art.  For example, the Country Garden buffet bowl includes more leaves and flowers than the smaller bowls. Larry

Friar tuck with deep green mark

Question:

Good afternoon! My mother loves the Red Wing cookie jars and is missing only the Friar. I came upon a Friar at a local antiques market, but want to be sure that it’s real before purchasing it. Here is a photo of the stamp:

The stamp looks to be a deep green color, which concerns me, but the lady at the shop said that Red Wing used black, blue, and green ink for its markings.

Any assistance that you could give me would be much appreciated! My mom’s birthday is coming up and this fella would be
terrific… if he’s the real deal.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend,

Katie

Answer:

I can’t be absolutely certain without a hands-on inspection, but I see no reason to suspect this cookie jar is a fake or reproduction.  The two Red Wing marks look to be
authentic.  These cookie jars have been reproduced but the ones I’ve seen are
clearly marked and are smaller in size than the originals.  Yellow is a common color for the friar jar and the common colors are relatively inexpensive.  I would look more suspiciously at a jar in a rare or unusual color.

Larry

 

 

 


Best regards,

Colonnes dinnerware pattern

Question:

The bowl I have looks like the Colonnes but has 2 columns.  Red Wing hand painted on the bottom and the number 317 and USA with only the A being all there.

Thank you.

Mary

Answer:

Five different sized bowls were made for the Colonnes dinnerware pattern.  The number of columns depicted depends on the size of the bowl.  The 5.5 inch sauce dish and the 6.5 inch cereal bowl had only one column.  The 7.5 inch rim soup bowl had two columns.  The 9 inch nappy (vegetable bowl) and 12 inch salad bowl each had three columns.  The larger the bowl, the greater the surface area available for artwork.

The number 317 on the bottom of the bowl is a stock or lot number.  It does not identify
the pattern or the item.

Larry

565 coffee server, Gypsy Trail line, no wooden handle

Question:

Hello!

I am wondering if you can tell me anything about this carafe in the blue/purple color with  the Red Wing Pottery Blue Star mark?

I have never known it to have a wooden handle and was wondering if you have any information in regard to this carafe? When was it made and did it originally have a handle? I cant find another one like it.

Kind regards,

Debbie

Answer:

Your blue 565 coffee server is from the Gypsy Trail line. All 565 Gypsy Trail coffee servers were sold with a wooden handle attached around the neck, although the cover was optional for a time.  Your server was made at the beginning of Gypsy Trail  roduction, or perhaps even earlier. This color scheme and the star ink stamp mark were vailable very briefly.

A brochure dated June 1935 marks the introduction of Gypsy Trail with 19 items available. All items are described as available in the standard Gypsy Trail colors – white, turquoise, blue, yellow and orange – except the 565 coffee server. Coffee server colors were blue, black, blue-green and orange. We have found this server with the star ink stamp mark in blue, blue-green and black but not in orange. Blue servers with this mark are a lighter shade than standard Gypsy Trail blue. Also, servers with the star  mark have “dry” (unglazed) bottoms and the interiors color matches the exterior. Standard 565 coffee servers have glazed bottoms marked only with “565″ and they have white interiors. These early coffee servers are the only Gypsy Trail pieces we have found marked with the star ink stamp.

The black and blue-green colors were not included in subsequent Gypsy Trail brochures, thus after the initial brochure the coffee server was available in the same standard colors as other Gypsy Trail items. The non-standard aspects – unusual colors, dry bottom, ink stamp and colored interior – lead me to believe production of these coffee servers may have begun prior to the introduction of Gypsy Trail. Today these early servers are quite hard to find, but they do turn up occasionally. Value for a complete ink stamped blue coffee server is around $100 in excellent condition. Your server is missing the wooden handle which would reduce the value somewhat.  However it would be easy to “borrow” the handle from a more common 565 server to
make yours complete.

Larry

Round Up Casserole with stand

Question:

We have two questions for your experts.

1. We just purchased a Round Up copper casserole holder that holds two casserole dishes.  I have attached a photo.  I am wondering if this could be rare as I cannot find any information on this piece.  We are also wondering if the experts could give us a value. One of the casseroles is in mint condition and the other is in bad condition.

2. We collect Round Up and Chuck Wagon. On the bottom of the plates (see attached photo) some have just a red wing, and others have writing which says, ” Red Wing Hand Painted Ovenproof U.S.A.” and then a number like 231. We are wondering what the difference is and what the number might mean.

Thank you for your help.
Mike and Carol

Answer:

1.  The copper warming stand is not easy to find but not rare.  The double-wide  arming stand was made to hold two 2 quart casseroles or one 20 inch platter.  The Round Up stand has two pottery handles in beige fleck glaze, which is identical to the stand made for the Bob White pattern.  In other words, a double-wide warming stand with beige fleck handles could be used with either Round Up or Bob White.  The stand by itself is worth $50-75 if it is complete and is not damaged or badly tarnished.  A two quart Round Up casserole with cover is worth around $100 in mint condition.  Hard to place a value on the damaged casserole but it’s probably in the range of $10-15.

2.  Red Wing bottom stamped much of their dinnerware with the familiar pinkish-red
wing from 1950 to 1957.  The ink stamp markings changed beginning in 1958.  The design of the new marks varied depending on the pattern, but the color for all changed to black.  Thus your pieces marked with the pinkish-red wing were made in 1957 (or possibly earlier) and thus were made for the Chuck Wagon pattern.  The pieces marked Red Wing Hand Painted Ovenproof USA in black ink were made in 1958 or later and thus were made for Round Up.  Three digit numbers such as 231 were stock or lot numbers; they do not identify the item or hold any meaning to collectors.

Larry

“Oomph” Pitcher

Question:

I bought this pitcher with lid at a resale shop and know very little about Red Wing but love the piece.  I did some research and think the mark dates to the 1940’s but am not sure.  I would appreciate anything else you could tell me about it.  Name of line, colors, possible value, etc. There is a chip in the lid and it measures about 9” tall. Thanks in advance for your help, great service!

Sally

 

Answer:

You have a pitcher with cover from the Bakeware pattern, which is more commonly known as ”Oomph”. Bakeware was produced in the mid 1940s. A brochure for this pattern featured the slogan “Red Wing puts the OOMPH into earthenware”, with OOMPH in large letters that were more prominent than the lettering used for the Bakeware name.  Thus the pattern came to be known as Oomph. The brochure refers to the colors as “Brown Outside – Green Lined”.

Bakeware pitchers are fairly common.  Value for one in excellent condition is around $50. Damage or flaws will reduce the value significantly, generally by 25 to 75%, depending on the location and visibility of the damage.

Larry

Red Wing Gypsy Trail Juicer

Question:
I  AM CLEANING MY MOM’S ATTIX AND CELLAR AND HAVE
FOUND A 5″X4″ TALL YELLOW CITRUS JUICE THAT
HAS  A BASE. IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY IMPERFECTIONS.
CAN YOU TELL ME THE PRICE I COULD GET FOR IT AND WHERE. I TRIED THE LOCALS AND AM NOT SURE OF THE OFFERING THANK YOU

URSULA

Answer:

Most likely your juicer was made by Red Wing as part of the large Gypsy Trail dinnerware line in the early 1940s.  They were made in two colors, yellow and white, and were marked “RED WING USA 256″ on the bottom.

Red Wing juicers are fairly common but usually in “used” condition.  Most of the examples I’ve seen have had hairlines, most likely due to pressure from squeezing the juice out of fruit.  The juicer’s color is often inconsistent, almost a faded look.  An antique dealer would ask around $200 for an original Red Wing juicer in mint condition with strong dark color.  The price tag for a juicer in average condition would be about half as much.  Those are retail prices, not the value a dealer would pay to buy it from you.

A word of caution:  If your juicer is not marked Red Wing and has an unglazed bottom, it is a recent reproduction, not an original.

Larry

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