Dynasty line

Question:

We are just wondering the value of this set of dinnerware. Also how to find interested buyers

1 pitcher

1 platter

1 casserole dish

1 casserole dish with cover

1 gravy bowl

1 sugar and creamer

1 salt or pepper shaker

11 dinner plates

11 salad plates

4 dessert plates

8 bowls

9 saucers

9 cups

12 dessert bowls

Feel free to e mail any questions or need anymore info.

Thank You

Lee

 

Answer:

Red Wing introduced the Dynasty line in 1950.  The line included two patterns that were identical except for the colors, Plum Blossom Yellow and Plum Blossom Pink.  These patterns were produced from 1950 to 1953.  The pink version is more difficult to find than yellow and thus has a bit more value than the yellow version.

 

The photo shows a sizeable collection of Plum Blossom Yellow dinnerware.  It appears to have originally been a service for 12 but a few pieces have been lost or broken over the years.  This would be an excellent starting point for a collector interested in building a complete set, assuming the collection is in good condition.  “Book value” for this collection is over $500 but it’s unlikely a buyer would pay that much.  Large dinnerware sets don’t attract much interest from collectors unless it is one of the “hot” patterns, and this is not one of them.  $250 to $300 would be a more realistic value for this collection.

Individually, the pitcher and covered casserole have the most value, around $50 each.  The platter, gravy boat, and sugar & creamer are worth about $25 each.  The bowls, plates, cups and saucers are worth $7 to $12 each.  All values assume excellent condition; any damage reduces the value considerably.

 

Larry

 

Ceramastone candleholders – pig shape

Question:

Hello Experts,

I have read about Red Wing Ceramastone and the Pig Triple Candleholders here at your wonderfully informative site and have a follow-up question.

Original link: http://www.redwingcollectors.org/ask_the_experts/dinnerware/candle-holder-with-red-wing-sticker

I have attached a few pictures of the three (!) pigs I have recently acquired. You will notice the two brown pigs have different colors of clay (one red, one white) and onsequently the decoration shows differently -do you know why that might be? (fyi, the beige pig has red clay too) I am curious to know what the different colors of clay are on the dinnerware is. The red clay under the beige looks great in the detail and the white clay under the brown looks great, but the red clay under the brown is much plainer.

And do you have a current value for these guys? I do not collect Red Wing myself and plan to sell them and would like to know a fair price.

Thanks so much for your time!

Karen


Answer:

Sorry, I don’t have any information about different types of clay used to make the Ceramastone candleholders.  The photos are good but I don’t see anything that
convinces me the clay used to make them is appreciably different.  One brown pig appears to have a lighter coating of glaze and thus the “ribs” show through; the other brown pig has a heavier coating of glaze so the clay is completely covered.  Can’t really tell much from th3 “feet” in the photo because there are other colors on the foot surfaces as well.

Red Wing literature stated that Ceramastone was made with “improved stoneware”
clay.  “It combines the  basic materials of stoneware, yet we remove the impurities and fire at extremely high temperatures (2200 degrees)”.  There could be slight differences in color between batches of clay, or perhaps the high firing temperatures had some effect on the color where unglazed clay was exposed.  Do the candleholders have
approximately the same weight?  If not that would be a good clue that the clays are not the same.

Ceramastone triple candleholders are worth around $50 each in excellent condition. Dark brown is the most common color; the other colors (Adobestone tan, Charstone Bleu blue and Heatherstone Orange orange) are worth $10 to $15 more.

Larry

 

Daffodil tea set

Question:

 

what can you tell me about this tea set?

 

Answer:

This
teapot, creamer and sugar bowl set decorated with yellow flowers and green
leaves is one of three tea sets made in the mid-1940s. Collectors refer to
this set as “Daffodil”. Another set resembles the Magnolia art pottery
line and is antiqued white in color. The third set has a Southwestern theme
with a green and rust colored design that includes a roadrunner bird on the tea
pot. These tea sets are difficult to categorize. They aren’t part of any
dinnerware line and they don’t really fit with art pottery. The nine shape
numbers (261 through 269) marked on the pieces in these sets fall immediately
after the last known shape number in the Gypsy Trail dinnerware line. To my
knowledge these three tea sets do not appear in any Red Wing brochure or
catalog, so we don’t know their official names or how they were marketed. Most
likely these were stand-alone sets that were sold as giftware. While these sets
are not common they are also not in high demand by collectors, probably because
they are not part of a full dinnerware pattern.. Your Daffodil set in clean,
undamaged condition would be worth $50-75. The chip on the teapot will reduce
the value by an amount the depends on the size and location of the chip.

Larry

Question:

I have couple of stoneware peices I need help with, The cookie jar ,I was wondering if it is Red Wing it is a $2.00 estate sale find.
The other is a 25 cent garage sale find, I think it is a dog dish? Niether are marked, I was in antique store and they had a poster of Red Wing products from the thirties and both items looked similar to ones on the poster. They called the one an animal jar it has the same dimentions listed on the chart 41/2 ” inside diameter and 71/2″ outside diameter. Is ther any value here
the cookie jar is in good shape no chips or hairlines but no cover, the dog
dish has some hairlines? I have been dealing Red Wing for a few years now but I
have never seen an animal jar, any help would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks, Papa Ted

 

Answer:

The cookie jar was made by Red Wing.  A July 1942 brochure titled “Hand
Painted Pottery” depicts a squat Munch Jar, a Cookie Jar,
and an 11″ Salad Bowl in three different designs: Incised Peasant,
Fruit and Rose. All three pieces in all three designs were available in three
colors: Brown, Green and White. You have a Rose cookie jar in the white color.  In mint condition this
jar complete with its cover would be worth $30-40.  Without the original
cover the value drops significantly, probably to no more than $10.

Larry

 

 

 

Fondoso tilted pitcher

Question:

Dear Expert -

I believe this is a Fondoso tilt pitcher.  The color is pink/salmon/tan (?) and is about 7″ tall.  I see no chips, cracks or crazing and it is very clean inside and out.  The color is consistent.  (that is camera/sun glare on the bottom half)

Thank you for your help with identification and current value.

Margaret

Answer:

Four different Fondoso pitchers were made.  “Straight” pitchers (no tilt) were available in 18 oz, 32 oz and 70 oz sizes.  The “Tilt” pitcher was made in just one size, listed as either 70 oz or 72 oz in the original Red Wing brochures.  The tilt pitcher and the 70 oz straight pitcher had an ice stop at the spout; the two smaller straight pitchers had no ice stop.  Your photos show a straight pitcher with no ice stop and is described as 7 inches high, which is the height of the 32 oz pitcher.  Thus you have a 32 oz Fondoso straight pitcher in pink. 

The “pink” color found on Fondoso items can vary considerably, from a light pastel pink to a darker shade of pink to a distinct salmon color. We don’t know if Red Wing made a conscious decision to adjust the color over time or if it the variation was due to inconsistencies in batches of pink glaze.  All Fondoso and Gypsy Trail brochures use “pink” to describe the color. 

A 32 oz Fondoso straight pitcher in excellent, undamaged condition is worth $30 to $45. 

Larry

ps.  I’ve attached a photo that shows all four Fondoso pitchers. The photo is courtesy of Todd and Ivy.

Colonnes items

Question:

I spoke to Stacy at the office about a week ago regarding a small collection of Red Wing (Colonnes pattern) that we are looking to sell.  The pictures aren’t the best, but hopefully you get the idea of the condition the pieces are in.

Shown are as follows:

 

4 – cups

1 – gravy boat

1 – creamer

1 – sugar bowl

1 – large serving platter

1 – serving bowl

1 – divided serving bowl

1 – relish dish

7 – bowls

2 – saucers

2 – salad plates

 

We would appreciate any (and all) feedback.  We live in central Wisconsin and are willing to travel to Red Wing if the price is worth driving for.  I can be reached at any time at, 715-209-5172.

 

Thanks in advance,

Jody

Answer:

Thank you for including the photos of your Colonnes items. While some chips are evident, the photos don’t provide enough detail to assess them for damage such as hairlines, flakes and small nicks.  Photos can help but a complete and honest description of any damage is even more helpful.  Condition is best viewed through the eyes of a potential buyer as some have a greater tolerance for damage than others.

The following values are for Colonnes pieces in mint condition.  Any damage will reduce the value significantly, by 25 to 75% or more depending on the extent of the damage and the location.   

Cup:  $10-12

Saucer:  $10-12
Gravy boat: $30-40
Creamer:  $25-30
Sugar bowl: $25-30
Platter:  $35-45
Nappy (serving bowl):  $25-30
Divided vegetable bowl:  $25-30
Relish dish:  $25-30 
Bowl (cereal or sauce):  $10-20
Salad plate:  $15-20

Larry

Fondoso pieces

Question:

Matt 

I have a question about Fondoso. I’ve collected almost every Fondoso piece that Red Wing made. I know that at some point they changed the size of the batter pitcher, and I have an example of each. One stands 8 inches high and holds 48 ounces. The other is 7 inches tall and holds 36 ounces. Attached is a photo of the two (along a syrup jug). Terry Moe, a fellow collector (and a friend of yours) tells me there might be a batter pitcher in a third size. Do you know anything about that? If it exists, what size is it? Can you share a photo of it, comparing it to the more common size? Any light you can shed on this mystery would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

Answer:

I am aware that the Fondoso batter pitcher was made in two sizes.  Like you I have one each of the 7″ and 8″ pitchers (photo attached).  Sorry but I know nothing more than you about the possibility of a third size.  A while back Terry mentioned a possible third size but did not go into any detail. I believe he came across a batter pitcher at a shop or show that he believed was neither of the two known sizes.  But I have no photos of the pitcher Terry saw or have any further details.  We’ve seen Gypsy Trail catalogs and brochures that include the Fondoso batter pitcher but they make no mention of even two sizes, much less three.  In my opinion the existence of a third size is speculation at this point, although if Terry is doing the speculating there’s a good chance it’s true. 

Larry

Two DuoTone patterns

Question:

Hi,

I have recently acquired a tall pitcher in the Red Wing cylinder shape, but I don’t know what pattern it is.  Here is a picture of it next to a piece of Pompeii for color comparison.  Someone suggested to me it might be Flight, but I’ve never seen serving pieces in that pattern, only plates.  Ideas?

Matt

Answer:

The color of the pitcher in the photo is “Soft Tan”, according to Red Wing brochures.  Two DuoTone patterns, Flight and Desert Sun, used this color for accessory pieces.  Thus your pitcher would go with either pattern.

Larry

4 gallon Red Wing Churn, Magnolia sugar bowl

Question:

I purchased a 4 gallon Red Wing butter churn today (in Denver!).  It has the original lid and it is in good condition, some minor distress on the bottom rim.  I’ve been looking for a similar churn online, and I don’t see any with the metal handles that mine has.  Mine also has the “1915 Patented” stamp on the top of the churn.  Can you provide me with any other information about these churns?

At the same flea market I purchased two Magnolia collection dinnerware pieces, that were being sold as “covered soup dishes.”  I can’t seem to find any information about these dishes either.  Do you have any information about these as well?  

Thank you!

–Courtney

Answer:

The metal handles and patent date are less common on butter churns.  They do not necessarily add value to the item.  The churn lid is not a Red Wing lid.  Value is between $200-$250.  Jeff T.

The covered bowl is called a “Cream Soup Bowl with Cover” in the Red Wing catalogs.  Value is $20 to $25, assuming excellent undamaged condition.

Larry

Beige Fleck pieces

Question:

My parents, both now deseased, were members of the Red Wing Society many years ago as they had an extensive collection of Red Wing dinnerware, primarily the Bob White pattern.  Most of the dinnerware was sold at auction a few years ago, however, a box of beige fleck accessory pieces has recently been found.  The pieces include:  5 bread & butter plates (2 have small chips), 2 dinner plates (one with a small firing blemish), 3 steak plates, and one 10-1/2” bowl.  Could you tell me the value of these items?  Thanks, Roxanne

Answer:

The beige fleck items were not part of any of the dinnerware patterns.  Red Wing sold them as “Gift or Novelty” items.  All of them have relatively low value. 

If the bowl is indeed 10.5 inches, then it is the larger of the two bowls that was sold as a chip ‘n dip set.  A metal bracket held the smaller dip bowl above the larger chip bowl.  A complete chip ‘n dip set is worth $35-50; the 10.5 inch bowl by itself about $10-15.  More commonly found is the 12 inch salad bowl, which sold in great numbers and is also worth $10-15. 

The steak plates are worth $15-20, the dinner plates $10-15 and the salad plates $5-10.  All values assume excellent, undamaged condition. 

Larry

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