10 gallon Red Wing crock with a six inch wing and has the 1st Red Wing oval (called the ski oval)

Question:

Hello, I have found the website and advice to be very insightful and interesting! I was cheering for the people that found great pieces and was a little sad for those who got fake pieces.

Would you please help me identify this piece? I see no handles, it is about 36 pounds and is from one outside lip to the other about 15 1/2 in across the opening, about 16 inches tall.

As you can see, it says ‘union stoneware co. Redwing, mn.’ The 10 very visible and as I have learned, this piece has what is considered the larger wing. The only flaws I have found: pock mark? inside bottom that does not go all the way through, hair lines only on the inside bottom-these do not go all the way through, a small chip on lower outside bottom (all pictured).

After searching the site for about an hour and learning a great deal, I was unable to find an identical match (though there were many close ones).

Could you please help me determine the date and value? I could not locate date stamp.

Thank you so very much,

Carol

Answer:

Carol, you have an early piece of zinc glazed Red Wing.  It is a 10 gallon Red Wing crock with a six inch wing and has the 1st Red Wing oval (called the ski oval).  It is marked very nicely by the way.  It was produced between 1909 & 1915.  With the spider hairline on the bottom and the small chip (but with excellent markings) the value would be between $125 & $150.   Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

Brushed ware bowl and crane vase – packing jar and milk pan

Question:

The attached pictures & descriptions below are in addition to the e-mail I just sent you – we were inquiring about 8 pieces total:

  1. Storage jar with lid (not sure if it’s Red Wing), stamped “20” in the lid.  The lid is in excellent condition, one small hairline on the rim not visible in the picture. 7 ½” high.
  2. Large red wing blue bowl, bottom stamped “12”, 12” diameter
  3. Green brushware small bowl/ash tray (purchased for $12 in Maine!)  
  4. Green brushware vase, 6” tall

Thank you!

Jon & Nanci 

The attached pictures & descriptions below are in addition to the e-mail I just sent you – we were inquiring about 8 pieces total:

 

1.      Storage jar with lid (not sure if it’s Red Wing), stamped “20” in the lid.  The lid is in excellent condition, one small hairline on the rim not visible in the picture. 7 ½” high.

2.      Large red wing blue bowl, bottom stamped “12”, 12” diameter

3.      Green brushware small bowl/ash tray (purchased for $12 in Maine!)  

4.      Green brushware vase, 6” tall

Thank you!

Jon & Nanci

Answer:

I got the following answer back on the two art pottery pieces from Steve and Rose:

the brushware bowl is redwing, value around 50.00 or so.  The vase may be, both western and redwing made the Heron vase.  Value on the vase is around 80.00 or so.  thanks, steve n rose

This is Al Kohlman’s response on your stoneware pieces:

Jon & Nanci, the first stoneware piece is a Bailed Packing Jar.  It looks to be Red Wing, but not being signed in could be from a different pottery.  Either way, with no decoration, advertising or signed, the value is quite low.  $15 to $20.

Your second stoneware piece is called a Milk Pan.  Even though blue is the best color to find it in, not be signed keeps the value low.  $10 to $15.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Chicken Buttermilk feeder

Question:

 

Hello –

I work in the curatorial department of the Wolfsonian-FIU, a museum of art and design in Miami Beach, Florida. We are about to present an exhibition of ceramics in our collection, and plan to include in that show a Red Wing Poultry Drinking Fount and Buttermilk Feeder. I have been having some trouble identifying a date for the feeder that we have, and I am wondering whether there is someone affiliated with the Red Wing Collector’s Society who may be able to offer some expert advice on that question. I would be happy to send a digital photo if that would be helpful.

 

I would be very grateful for any help that you can offer. Best regards –

 

Jon

Answer:

Jon, your Red Wing Chicken Buttermilk feeder was produced in the early 1920′s.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon ball locking jar

Question:

I have a 5 gallon ball locking jar that looks just like the one that Kenneth posted, except that it has a big red wing instead of the small one. Does that change the value of the jar at all?  It is in very good shape, no cracks, locking mechanisms and handles intact, but does have a chip in the lid and on the bottom of the jar.  Otherwise, very beautiful.  What is the estimated value of this piece?

Thank you,

Nicole

Answer:

Nicole, a large wing has more value than a small wing.  However condition is a big player in value as well.  With the chip in the lid and jar, the value would be in the area of $150 to $200.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing (bottom signed) zinc glazed packing jar

Questions:

Hello,

Thanks in advance for your help,

I have a small Item of Redwing Stoneware (maybe Saltware?), It looks like a lid is missing and I cannot find anything similar to it to find a description, age, or value? Please see the attached Photos. There are no Hairlines, or crazing, just one chip on the bottom of one side(please see photo). I was thinking maybe a Refridgerator dish maybe?? It is 6 1/4″ tall, 4 1/4″ across at the top, 5 1/2″ across on the bottom. There is the original handle with once again no splits or cracks. The Bottom has a raised mark “Minnesota Redwing Stoneware Co.

Thanks again, I have attached 3 photos. 

Laura

Answer:

Laura, you have a Red Wing (bottom signed) zinc glazed packing jar that was used for canning.   With on decorations, advertising, lid and a few small chips, the value is quite low.  Maybe $20 or so.  Al Kohlman

Andrew Weswtin & Co. Newberry, Mich. advertising beater jar

Question:

I have a questions that I would appreciate if you could turn over to Al Kohlman.  I collect, among other things, advertising stoneware from Michigan.  I have had the AH Eddy Soo, Mich. beater jar for years.  I just today picked up one marked: It Pays to Mix With Andrew Weswtin & Co. Newberry, Mich.  What I am wondering is two things.  Has Al ever heard of this Newberry beater jar?  Second, are there any known MICHIGAN beater jars other than the one from Soo and this Newberry one?  I have heard tell that there might be one from Munising, Michigan, but have not ever seen one.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. 
 
PS  Great website by the way!

Jeff

Answer:

Jeff, I do not collect beater jars, but have had and seen a few from Newberry, Mich., but cannot remember if it had the Mix with Andrew Weswtin & Co advertising.  I have not seen one from Munising Mich, but there could very well be some from this town.  Wish I had more information for you.  Al Kohlman

15 gallon Red Wing crock with lid

Question:

Hi

I’m Looking for info on a Crock  came across in cleaning up an old house.

it is a Red Wing 15 it has 2 cracks & handles are rusted off it does have the lid  with 15 in one of the petals it still needs further cleaning

the lid has 2 small chips but is solid it has a patent date of 1915

I would like to know the age & value of this piece

Thanks Much

Lynn

Answer:

Lynn, your 15 gallon Red Wing crock was produced between 1915 & 1930.  With the hairlines and today’s economy, the value is between $50 & $70.  The 15 gallon Red Wing lid with two chips and the salty brown top  (should be a snowy white) would have a value between $60 & $80.  Al Kohlman

6 gallon Red Wing Butter Churn

Question:

I recently aquired a 6 gallon Red Wing butter churn with 6 inch wing without a lid. I am having a difficult time placing a date or value on this item. There is not a single hairline or chip on it, but it has a chalky lime-like streaks outside and inside. Any thoughts on proper restoration will be much appreciated along with an estimated date and value. Thank you so much. (picture attached) -Josh

Answer:

Josh, you have a 6 gallon Red Wing Butter Churn.  It was produced between 1912 & 1915.   If you clean it up and remove the lime (Lime-a-way toilet bowl cleaner in the gel form works best) the value would be in the $350 to $400 range.   Al Kohlman

20 gallon Red Wing salt glaze butterfuly with Minnesota split oval

Question:

We recently aquired this Butterfly crock with a Minnesota oval. What can you tell me about it.

Jacob

Answer:

Jacob, you don’t see to many Red Wing butterflies that are stamped with the Minnesota split oval.  So that is a good thing.  The bad thing is the 3 hairlines and today’s economy. With the hairlines, I would put the value in the range of $800 to $1000.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon crock marked “Special”

Question:

 Hi, I have this 8 gallon crock with the word Special above the number. What is it worth? Gary

Answer: 

these “Special” 8 gallon crocks are somewhat hard to find and were produced between 1936 & 1947.  I have seen them sell anywhere from $160 to $200.  Al Kohlman