I would like to know what this Union Stoneware Fruit Jar is worth? It has an inscription on the bottom that indicates it was made in the late 1800s. Florence
Florence, Red Wing manufactured these stoneware fruit jars in the 1 gallon, 1/2 gallon & 1 quart size. Yours looks to be the 1 quart. Many of these fruit jars were incised with a Patent dated Jan. 24, 1899 on their bottoms. The stamps on the front were either in Blue ink or Black. Blue seams to be more desired by collectors. After looking at the photo, I cannot tell if it is blue ink or black on the front of your fruit jar. Either way, you have a nice piece of Red Wing. It is valued somewhere between $225 & $275. Thanks Al.