My husband and I recently came across this 8 gallon salt glaze crock and are hoping you can provide us with some basic information on it (identification of the piece, the time period it was produced, the rarity/desirability of the item and a range of possible value). I have included photos which show there are two cracks on the back. I high-lighted the two cracks with tape so the size is more visible. The cracks are on the outside and inside of the crock.
Jessica, This is a 8 gallon very desirable ribcage crock made in the 1880’s. A very well marked one could bring as much as $3000. With the lines in back still could bring $1200.
Question: First, thank you for offering this wonderful resource!
My father was an avid collector of Red Wing crocks, jugs and mixing bowls. Most pieces my sister and I have been able to identify and price. The six and eight gallon crocks are probably Red Wing, but the four gallon crock has a very simple decoration we’ve not been able to find elsewhere. All three appear to be in good condition. What are your thoughts about the age and value of these?
Thanks for help!
Tim, Your 4 and 8 gallon crocks are not Red Wing but your 6 gallon is and I think it’s a squatty. If it’s under 13 inches tall a squatty worth about $400 if over 14 inches it’s a regular size crock worth about $300 in mint condition. Thanks Cliff
I recently purchased this bowl and was wondering if you could verify that it is a Red wing, approximate date of manufacture and the value. It measures 11” across the top, I can find no flaws other then the red mark on the inside (looks like paint from the sponge band). Maybe a small amount of crazing. The mark on the bottom is a blue circle with the words: “Made in Red Wing”
Rory, You have a 11” sponge band or also called Gray Line Red Wing bowl from the 1930’s. In mint condition a value about $200. Cliff
Question: I have a 5 gal. Double rib cage churn. It has a crack up by handle. Is there any way to reinforce the crack and not hurt the value any? Also how much does the crack effect the value? Ramola
Ramola, Your churn in mint condition would be around $650. With all the cracks I would be hard to get $200 for it. I would use Elmer’s glue work the glue into the cracks, take a large metal hose clamp and squeeze it till the crack is tight. You can also have a repair guy glue it for you.
Question: I have been trying to locate a price on a Jimmie Durkin’s clay advertising jug with three addresses and phone number . It is in very good condition.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
Susan, Red Wing and Western companies made this advertising jug. If Red Wing made it your looking at $250-$350.
I would sure appreciate it if the Red Wing Stone Ware Expert would let me know the estimated value of this crock and the approximate time it was manufactured.
It has the small chip in the front left base as can feel seen in the photo and a couple of small rust spots on one side. I do not see any other chips or cracks on the outside. In side the brown glaze has a few spots where it has flaked off. I assume that is from storing items in it.
Thank for your help.
Bill, Your 15 gallon primitive crock was made around 1890’s and value around $1200. Really nice crock. Thanks Cliff
I was wondering if you knew the age and value if any of this old Red Wing stoneware.. it is 9″ tall with a 7″ diameter.. The only marking on the jug is its stamped on the bottom Red Wing Stoneware…
Kevin, These are safety valve jars made around 1895. There was a metal cam lever hinged to a yoke which hooked into a ridge around the neck exerted pressure on the cover, holding it down on a rubber gasket. Value would be around $50.
Hi, here’s my stoneware – I believe its a 20lb butter crock.
It has no cracks at all – there is a small chip just inside the top rim (picture attached).
The only markings on it are the “20” and “#” – in very nice condition, and there is nothing on the bottom.
It came with the lid that you see in the picture – I was told this is the ‘original lid’.
On the inner most circle of the lid – I guess the actual handle – there is what looks like a very faint “3” stamped in the pottery.
The lid is slightly different colour, the outer size is the same as the crock, but the inner part isn’t, so there is a wee bit of sliding.
My questions are:
value and age?
did butter crocks come with lids, or is this lid really from something else?
and a silly question – it being a butter crock, can I use it for fermenting kraut (as there are no cracks in it?) It holds water fine.
Thank you SO much!
Sue, You have a nice Red Wing transition butter crock. The lid is not Red Wing and they were used without the lid. It is fine to use for soaking about anything you want. I would buy a nice 3 gallon crock and use it. I put the vale around $700. Thanks Cliff
I have a small jug that I found in the red River in North Fargo. I am not sure if you do appraisals or if you charge for them. The handle has been broken off.
Adam, Your jug even with broken handle can bring about $150-$200. Nice find! Cliff Olson
I am interested in selling a Red Wing grey line “Cookies” casserole with lid. It is in excellent condition. Is a $1200 asking price consistent with today’s values? I also have several grey line casseroles with lids, bowls, a butter pail and few commemoratives for sale. What are your recommendation regarding advertising them and shipping and handling?
My zip code is in Virginia.
Maureen , The value on Sponge band items have taken a hit with the economy. a mint cookie jar may bring $500 nowadays .
If you need to sell them I would use eBay only because your being a long way from any other collectors.
If you can’t ship you can take to a ship and pack business or even a eBay reseller and they do all the work . Cliff