I’m hoping you can help me identify the stoneware “bell” from the attached photos. We bought it at a yard sale while living in Bismarck, ND so it didn’t travel too far from the factory if it’s Red Wing. Assuming it’s Red Wing in origin.
The “6” is the only marking on the object. It does have what appears to be finger, or glove probably, prints on the inside of the bell where it was lifted or carried before glazing. The area around the “6” is unglazed and rough.
I can’t find anything like it in an exhaustive internet search. I’d appreciate your time in looking at the photos and telling me what you think or know.
Kevin, you have a (or insert). They came in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 gallon sizes. These would have been used in Hospitals, Restaurants, Colleges or other large types of commercial kitchens. Value is quite low, $35 to $50. An now you know. Al Kohlman
Hi. I was wondering if you could tell me if either of these are red wings and the round about value if they are. Thanks Amanda
Amanda, both of your 4 gallon salt glaze crocks are Red Wing. The 4 gallon lazy 8 with the bottom chip around $100. The 4 gallon leaf with inside rim flakes $300 or so. Hope this helps Al Kohlman
Please see picture attached of this Union Stoneware Co. 5 Gallon double handled threshers jug. Could you please share any information you may have regarding the age, scarcity, and approximate value? I appreciate your knowledge and time. Thanking you in advance. Cathy
Answer: Cathy, your Red Wing 5 gallon double handle beehive with just the Union Oval was produced between 1912 to 1917 or so. With the chip in the lid and the jug in somewhat well used condition, I would think the value would be in the $800 to $1000 range. Al Kohlman
I recently bought this 30 gallon Red Wing Crock that does not have any bale or pressed handles. The stamp date looks like it says 1881. The condition is excellent (no cracks at all), but the fit & finish make me wonder if it was hand-crafted rather than casted. Any idea on the value? I paid $350.
Answer: Matt, you have the Red Wing Potteries oval. It reads “Red Wing Potteries, Inc. Red Wing Minn”. That oval was used from 1936 to 1947. So it is kind of funny to see that oval, yet on handles on the crock (Red Wing began placing handles on their crocks in 1915. The crocks from 4 gallon to 30 gallon without handles are usually older than those with handles. With all this being said, you have a newer 30 gallon than one would have thought when first seeing it. If it is free of all chips, cracks, hairlines the value on these is between $300 &$350. So you are in the ball park with what you paid for it. Nice piece. Al Kohlman
I can not find pattern please help and value. In good condition -Red Wing pottery logo on bottom. Thanks for help
The name of the pattern for your casserole is Ardennes. The name was used twice by Red Wing, and your casserole is from the early version of Ardennes.
In 1941 Red Wing introduced their first four hand painted dinnerware patterns. The shape was called Provincial and the patterns were named for the four provinces of France: Orleans, Brittany, Normandy and Ardennes. Orleans (red rose) and Brittany (yellow rose) were produced unchanged until 1950. The early version of Normandy was made for only one year and is very difficult to find today. The early version of Ardennes was made for several years. We aren’t sure of the discontinuation date but we know it was no longer available by November 1946.
The Ardennes and Normandy patterns were redesigned and reintroduced in 1949. In this version the casserole base was solid colored (Forest Green or Dubonnet), not decorated with the leaf design found on your casserole.
Your early Ardennes casserole with cover would be worth $50-60 if it is in excellent condition. Any damage, including stains, will reduce the value significantly.
I’m not sure if I have to be a member to receive an answer, but I’m hoping that Mr. Al Kohlman will be kind enough to answer my question. I did some research this morning to try to find out the type of lid that was originally used to seal a “wax sealed” stoneware canning jar. I found a jar similar to mine (my jar looks to be 1/2 gallon in size) in your “Ask the Expert” column. The post is titled “1 gal. bottom signed Minnesota jars,” and is dated March 22, 2014. The lids that person is using do not look original to the jars, so I read further and found out that a tin lid was used to cover the opening and that wax sealed the lid to the top of the jar.
My dark brown stoneware jar is marked on the bottom “Minnesota Stoneware Co. Redwing Minn.” I would like to find an original tin lid to put over the jar opening, but I’m not sure who manufactured the lids. I have stoneware Redwing Mason jars, and they use screw-on lids with milk glass liners. I found a sample of a tin lid that doesn’t screw on in an Ebay ad and have attached a rather poor picture of it. I believe the manufacturer is Kerr. I’m wondering if this is the kind of lid that was originally used on the stoneware canning jars? I’m hoping that you can let me know. The information would be much appreciated.
Mary Jo, you are correct with the lids on the wax sealers. They were just a flat tin lid that was placed on the canning jar and waxed was poured over them. Now the Red Wing Stoneware Company did not produce any of the lids that I am aware of. I am sure the jars were produced to have lids from the hardware stores (such is Kerr & Ball) fit them. Also, it would be my best guess that those small tin lids for the canning jars came from the hardware store as well. I think Larry’s jugs may have these lids or if you know what you are looking for, eBay would be another great sourse. Good luck. Al Kohlman
I picked up this pair of mint condition pitchers today at a church rummage sale for $4 apiece. They are marked Red Wing USA #1082. They are about 9″ tall. Can you tell me when they were made and what the current value is?
According to the Red Wing Art Pottery Two book by Ray Reiss the 1082 were made in 1941 and valued in the 2003 price guide at 40-60
Hi, My friend gave me this awesome vase and i wanted to know was it worth anything. Her grandmothers vase
Your piece shape is actually 1067 from 1941. The Exterior glaze is shell ivory antique and the inside is Rochelle line. According to Red Wing Art Pottery Two by Ray Reiss and his price guide the value in 2003 was around 300. I have not seen one of these recently sell so more current value is unknown.
We have a Lotus vase in blue with pink inside and cannot find any info on the value of this. Can you help? Is the blue a rear color?
You have a Red Wing Vase 930 and it came in a number of colors. According to the Red Wing Art Pottery Two book by Ray Reiss the price guide says the value for a burgundy/ white combo is 60-80. I know that that particular glaze combo can be more valuable that the color combo you have to a collector; so, the value for yours may be closer to 60-80.
I hope you can give me some information on the maker and time of these two crocks. Thank You In Advance, Ron
Ron the 4 gallon salt glazed crock on the right is a Red Wing drop 8 with quotations. It was produced between 1877 & 1895. Value is between $200 & $250 if in perfect condition. The 4 galloon salt glazed crock on the left would be called a lazy 8 target. It is not Red Wing. Not being Red Wing, I just have no idea of value or history. Al Kohlman