Turquoise and White Covered Casserole dish

Question:

A friend of mine asked if I would check on the value of this Turquoise and White Covered Casserole dish.  Condition is perfect.  She stated she thought it was listed in a recent RWCS mailing as being rare.

Thanks,

Jeff

Answer:

A White and Turquoise covered casserole in mint condition a is worth $100 to $125.  Any damage would reduce the value by 25 to 75%, depending on the extent and location of the damage.

Larry

Bowl serving set, marked Red Wing, speckle brown

Question:

Hello,
I’m a new Red Wing collectors member.  I have a set of Red Wing that I believe to be Eva Zeisel, Town and Country.  We bought it at auction and that is the way it was presented.  I currently have it for sale on one of the Internet sites, and a viewer is telling me that the set is not Eva Zeisel.  Could you take a look at the photo’s attached please, and perhaps provide me more information about whether this is Town and Country or not?  Thanks in advance.  I’d also like to know what it might be worth – I estimated but it would be great to have an expert opinion.  One piece does have a hairline crack that goes all the way through the bowl.
 
Stephanie

Answer:

The Town & Country dinnerware pattern was the only design that Eva Zeisel produced for Red Wing Potteries.  The items in the photos are not from the Town & Country pattern and were not designed by Eva Zeisel.  Town & Country pieces were not marked, not were they available with the beige fleck glaze.  Most likely they were designed by Charles Murphy.   Red Wing made a number of pieces with three legs in the late 1950s, and the beige fleck glaze was popular from the mid 1950s through the end of production in 1967.  They are not part of any Red Wing dinnerware line, so I am not familiar with them.  I’d guess the value to be $30 to $40 for the large bowl and $10 to $20 for the small bowls, but that is only an educated guess.

Larry

Desert pattern, Fancy Free line

Question:

Hello!  I recently came across a set of a bowl, plate and saucer with the Red Wing mark on the bottom.  Some of the edges have some small dings hut no cracks or major problems.  I then found a small teacup that seemed to match the design but had no markings on the bottom. I was wondering if this is a match and if so what might this set be worth?  Many thanks, meredith

Answer:

The cactus-themed Desert pattern is very popular with collectors and not easy to find. Desert was one of two pattern in the Fancy Free line, the other was Caprice. The Fancy Free patterns were designed by Belle Kogan, a well-known designer from New York who produced many art pottery designs for Red Wing and also a few dinnerware patterns. Fancy Free plates and bowls featured a rolled rim that was very susceptible to chipping. Pieces in mint condition are scarce. These patterns were introduced in 1952 and were made for only a brief period, thus they are rather scarce today.

The photo shows a cup and saucer from the Desert pattern as well as two bowls. No dimensions were provided for the bowls, so I cannot be sure which of the four bowl sizes are represented here. 

Cup & saucer:  $30 to $40

Fruit dish 5.5 inches: $20-30

Cereal bowl 6×7 inches: $25-35

Rim Soup bowl 8 inches: $30-40

Nappy 9 inches:  $50-60

All values are for items in excellent, undamaged condition.  Damage reduces the value by 25 to 75% or more, depending on the extent and location of the damage. 

Larry

Desert pattern, Fancy Free line, cups saucers and bowls

Question:

Hello!  I recently came across a set of a bowl, plate and saucer with the Red Wing mark on the bottom.  Some of the edges have some small dings hut no cracks or major problems.  I then found a small teacup that seemed to match the design but had no markings on the bottom. I was wondering if this is a match and if so what might this set be worth?  Many thanks, meredith

Answer:

The cactus-themed Desert pattern is very popular with collectors and not easy to find. Desert was one of two pattern in the Fancy Free line, the other was Caprice. The Fancy Free patterns were designed by Belle Kogan, a well-known designer from New York who produced many art pottery designs for Red Wing and also a few dinnerware patterns. Fancy Free plates and bowls featured a rolled rim that was very susceptible to chipping. Pieces in mint condition are scarce. These patterns were introduced in 1952 and were made for only a brief period, thus they are rather scarce today.

The photo shows a cup and saucer from the Desert pattern as well as two bowls. No dimensions were provided for the bowls, so I cannot be sure which of the four bowl sizes are represented here. 

Cup & saucer:  $30 to $40

Fruit dish 5.5 inches: $20-30

Cereal bowl 6×7 inches: $25-35

Rim Soup bowl 8 inches: $30-40

Nappy 9 inches:  $50-60

All values are for items in excellent, undamaged condition.  Damage reduces the value by 25 to 75% or more, depending on the extent and location of the damage. 

Larry

Village Green new in box

Question:

I was wondering if someone can give me some information. I was cleaning in my grandma’s basement and came across a box of Redwing Pottery. There are 8 small boxes inside the bigger box in the picture’s. There is a dinner plate, salad plate, and a cup and saucer in each smaller box. Can you tell me how old these might be? It says Village Green on the bottom of the box? Do they have any value? Is it rare to see them still in their original boxes. I don’t think they were ever used, but I can’t be sure. I look forward to hearing back from you….thank you in advance.
 
Lee

Answer:

The Village Green pattern was introduced in 1952 and was made until Red Wing Potteries closed in 1967.  Village Green was a very popular pattern in its day and is still popular with collectors today.  One place setting that consists of a dinner plate, a salad plate, and a cup and saucer would be worth around $25-30 if all items are in mint condition. 

The cardboard box that is marked Village Green probably has some value but without a photo or detailed description I cannot evaluate it.  What other markings are on the box and how is the Village Green name applied? An original Red Wing Potteries box with company logos and markings and with the Village Green stamped on it in black ink would be worth $40-60 in excellent condition.  Poor condition would reduce the value.  A plain cardboard box with Village Green written on it in black marker would be worth nothing.  The small boxes are apparently not marked at all so they would have little or no value.  Again, a photo is needed to evaluate them.

Larry

Magnolia dinnerware

Question:

We have a place setting that’s in pretty excellen shape.  It is the Red Wing Magnolia set that was my Grandmothers.  Do you know of a place that might be interested in this?

There are:

Cream and sugar set

9 small bowls (possibly cereal bowls)  some have chips

10 dinner plates – no chips

11 coffee cups

1 gravy boat

11 dinner plates

7 salad plates

10 saucers

2 serving bowls

There are a few that have chips, but otherwise they are in great shape.

Please let me know if they would be worth anything.

Thanks,

Karen 

We have a place setting that’s in pretty excellen shape.  It is the Red Wing Magnolia set that was my Grandmothers.  Do you know of a place that might be interested in this?

 

There are:

 

Cream and sugar set

9 small bowls (possibly cereal bowls)  some have chips

10 dinner plates – no chips

11 coffee cups

1 gravy boat

11 dinner plates

7 salad plates

10 saucers

2 serving bowls

 

There are a few that have chips, but otherwise they are in great shape.

 

Please let me know if they would be worth anything.

 

Thanks,

 Karen

Answer:

The values below assume excellent, undamaged condition.  Damage reduces the value by 25 to 75% or more depending on the extent and location of the damage.

Creamer: $7-12
Sugar bowl with cover:  $10-15
Cereal bowl 6.5 inches:  $15-25
Sauce dish bowl 5.5 inches: $7-12
Coffee cup (deep sides):  $25-30
Tea cup (very shallow sides): $4-5
Saucer: $4-5
Gravy boat: $15-20
Dinner plate: 15-20
Salad plate:  $7-12
Nappy (vegetable bowl): $20-25

Here is a link to our FAQ on selling:

http://www.redwingcollectors.org/faq/how-can-i-sell-my-red-wing-pottery-pieces

Larry

 

King of Tarts Cookie Jar Blue

Question:

I have a Red Wing “King of Tarts” Cookie Jar – picture attached.  It’s blue speckled with black crown, scepter and the word “tarts”.  It’s in mint condition — no chips, cracks or other defects of any kind.

I’m wondering what the value would be?  Also, what would be the best way to reach the type of person that would pay the estimated value?

Thank you,

Pat

Answer:

The King of Tarts cookie jar was produced in several of Red Wing’s “fleck” glazes in the mid 1950s.  Fleck blue, fleck pink and fleck yellow jars with black covers and trim were made.  A King of Tarts cookie jar in one of the fleck colors is not as valuable as the earlier multicolored King of Tarts jars, but they are still very popular with collectors.  A fleck blue jar in excellent condition (no damage or staining) would be worth $350-450.

Larry

Lupine Gravey Boat

Question:

Hi, I have this gravey boat marked Red Wing. What can you tell me about it?

Answer:

The item in the photo is a Lupine gravy boat. Lupine was one of 10 patterns made in the Futura shape, and was produced in 1957 and 1958. The pattern did not sell well and is difficult to find today.  Despite its relative scarcity the Lupine pattern does not attract much interest from collectors.  Value for a Lupine gravy boat in excellent undamaged condition is around $25.

Larry

Gypsy Trail apple shaped bowls

Question:

Good afternoon,

 

While sorting through boxes at my parent’s house, my Sister & I discovered a box which contained the following 3 items:

 

1) covered apple shaped bowl – color is orange

 

2) covered apple shaped bowl – color is turquoise

 

3) covered apple shaped bowl – color is cobalt blue

 

All 3 are stamped “Red Wing USA”. 

 

Neither my Sister nor I can remember seeing these items so they probably have been packed away for 50+ years.  Can you please tell me anything about them?  I have not been able to discover anything on line.  There are no markings on these items other than the stamp on the bottom.  The colors are very rich and all 3 appear to never have been used. The are about 3 1/2″ high by 5 1/2″ long and 4 1/2″ wide  What are they used for, baked apples?

 

Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thank you. 

 

Susan

Answer:

The apple-shaped bowls were part of Red Wing’s large and extensive Gypsy Trail line.  We believe they were introduced in 1940 as that is the first catalog we have in which they appear, but they may have been introduced a year earlier.  By 1942 these bowls are no longer present in the catalog.  

The bowls were among a sizeable group of fruit-shaped items produced by Red Wing during the World War II years.  Apple bowls were made in three sizes (12″ salad bowl, 9.5″ berry bowl, and 5″ individual salad/berry bowl).  Similar bowls in the shape of a pear and pineaple were also made.  In addition, covers could be purchased for the medium and small bowls to convert them into casseroles and marmites.  Upright marmalade jars with or without stands (underplates) were also available in all three fruit shapes. Cookie jars were made in the same three fruit shapes, as well as cookie jars in the shape of a bunch of bananas, a bunch of grapes and even a cabbage.  The fruit-shaped items began to fade from the scene in 1943 and by 1944 none remained in the Gypsy Trail catalog. 

All of the fruit-shaped items were available in six colors:  Orange, Blue, Yellow, Turquoise, Pastel Green and Pastel Pink.  Towards the end of production Cream Ivory was introduced, but by then the bowls had been discontinued. Your 5″ apple bowls are worth around $20 apiece if they are in excellent, damage-free condition.

Larry

Montmartre teapot without cover

Question:

teapot with no lid

 

Hello

Could you please tell me about this darling pitcher I got from my mother.  It has a little monkey in a dress on the back!

Thank you very much!

Betsy

Answer:

teapot with lid

The item in the photo is a Montmartre teapot without its cover.  Montmartre is one of ten Red Wing patterns made in the Futura shape.  Montmartre was made for two years, 1957-1958, and the whimsical design is popular with collectors today.  A Montmartre brochure described the scene as being from”sidewalks of Paree” and called the design “a light-hearted romance captured in gay colors of melon, warm brown and bright mustard” on a white background.  A Montmartre teapot complete with cover and in excellent condition is worth $75-100.  Without a cover the value drops by 40-60%. 

Larry

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