Red Wing Vase, shape 1296, “Lunch Hour” with names: Elizabeth, Eva and Mary dated 1947

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I have a Hand Painted Red Wing Vase. It has 2 birds on a branch. On reverse side is a sprig of flowers and uner the glaze are the names Elizabeth, Eva and Mary. On the bottom is the factory Stamp and the date Apr 1947. Any info would be appreciated. George

Answer: Hi George

It looks to be a version of shape #1296, which is from 1947. The standard shape was usually done in one solid glaze color, not handpainted like this one. I think you do have a true lunch hour item. These are pretty hard to come by. These can sell for hundreds of dollars. thanks for the pic, it’s a nice find. thanks, steve n rose

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1 gallon salt glazed crock

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Hello, I just returned from estate sale of a 93 year old lady that collected crocks. I purchased a salt glazed crock with only a "1" on the crock. There were no other markings. It is golden/brown in color. The "1" is shaped somewhat like a nail. It is a beautiful piece. I was wondering what the history of it was. Thanks!!!! Jackie

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10 gallon crock with lazy 8 decoration

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I just bought this crock and was wondering if you knew the make, year range and possible value? It has a 10 with a design under it that looks like a bee sting design. There is a small surface crack down the front which was patched. Also, do you know of a way to clean the staining produced from the patch as well? Thanks. Matt
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Red Wing 505 vase

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I have a vase stamped redwing usa 505 on the bottom, has handles on each side, brown outside color and like a very light blue on the inside. Very good to mint condition. Stands 7.5" tall and 4" dia. from bottom. Is it worth anything and how old is it? Thanks for any insight you can give me. Jim

Answer: Hi Jim

The 505 was designed in the early fifties, but was a very popular shape, done for many years, and in many different glazes. Value is around 25.00. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 799, Prismatique line vase

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Grandma had a turquoise Red wing vase, with Red Wing 799 on the bottom. It is 14" tall with a star shaped opening and great sides. I think it is Prismatic. The glaze is crackly but otherwise it is in good shape. Lynne

Answer: Hi Lynne

you are right, it’s part of the Prismatique line from 1962. It’s the tallest shpe of this line, with a value of around 100.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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5 gallon Red Wing Shoulder Jug

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This was my great grandmothers jug. It appears to be in excellent condition, no sign of chips or cracks. It has a number 5 on it, has the red wing symbol and says "Red Wing Union Stoneware Co Red Wing, Minn." If you’d like to see more images from different angles, let me know where to send more pictures. Josh
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8 Gallon Red WIng Water cooler

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Hello I have a Red Wing 8 gallon Water Cooler it has no top no handles it has a small crack in the bottom that was repaired. Water spicket is loose & needs to be tightened. Does some one know what a fair price to ask for it? Please Email me at raschneider@sbcglobal.net Thank you for your help in advance! Ross
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Brittany pattern pitcher

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I have a 9" pitcher in a floral pattern with a faint redwing wing mark on the bottom. The pitcher is white with a narrow band of blue on the top with a broader band of yellow beneath. The main decoration appears to be a large yellow rose surrounded by blue flowers and green leaves. The opposite side of the pitcher has two yellow flowers surrounded by leaves and three blue flowers surrounded by leaves. Can you help with a pattern name and price? Rick

 

Answer: Rick:  Your pitcher is from a pattern called Brittany, one of the four patterns in the Provincial 1941 line.  It was designed by Charles Murphy and was one of the first hand painted dinnerware lines.  As you might guess, it was introduced in 1941 and discontinued in 1950.   Many of the items are crazed and stained and that greatly reduces the value.  You did not comment on the condition so I can’t really give you an accurate value.  However, in pristine condition, it should be worth $50-80.  It is more likely to be worth somewhat less.
 
Terry Moe

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