3 gallon Red Wing hand-turned water cooler & blue & white cattail pitcher


I inherited a couple Red Wing Pottery pieces and would like to get information on them.

The water cooler came out of a family farm estate in Wisconsin and was in my parents’ house for the last fifty years.  In the front oval it say Red Wing Union Stoneware.  There are no cracks in it but there are two tiny chips on the top as can be seen in one of the photos.  One of the chips looks like it is a flaw that occurred in the firing process, but I am not sure.  It has the number 3 on the bottom, inside the cooler.

The pitcher has two cracks as seen in the photos.  There are also three small chips on the inside rim.

Any information and estimated values would be appreciated.




Michael, your 3 gallon Red Wing water cooler is the early hand turned cooler which was produced just after 1917 to the early 1920′s.  The small flakes on the rim are quite minor and the bubble burst on the rim is quite small as well.  These minor imperfections have little impact on its value. As I see it with no lid or spigot, the value on your cooler is right around $300.  Now the blue & white cattail pitcher has quite a bit of damage.  It was produced in the late 20″s and would have a value in the area of $15 to $20.  Al Kohlman

Brennenberger Wine jug


I am asking on value as the jug has some damage… Two chips on side/underside of handle and a crack across the handle. I showed one crack (the other would not photo). The jug displays very well.




Chuck, with the crack in the handle & chips, the value on your Brennenberger Wine jug is between $400 & $500. Al Kohlman

4 gallon back stamped Lazy 8 churn


What can you tell me about the value of this churn. it is back stamped Red Wing Stoneware Company.


Denise, your 4 gallon back stamped Lazy 8 churn would have a value between $1000 & $1500.  Haven’t seen many of these lazy 8 churns that are stamped.   Al Kohlman

Minnesota Stoneware Company 30 gallon crock with no oval


Hi my husband just bought this 30 gal red wing crock with 4 leaf pattern,handles on the side no Cracks. Wondering what something like this goes for?  Thanks Sheila


Your husbands Minnesota Stoneware Company 30 gallon crock with no damage and without an oval would have a value between $275 & $300.  Pretty piece. Al Kohlman

5 gallon Elephant Ear crock with the Albany slip interior, 4 gallon RedWing beehives


I picked up these 2 jugs at an auction recently. They each have a 1/8″ flake on their rims, otherwise perfect…and they are identical. The two crocks, each with a couple of handle chips, were bought at two auctions a week apart in the same town. Could you please let me know the current value of each?

Thanks, Mike


Mike, the 5 gallon Elephant Ear crock with the Albany slip interior would have a value between $175 & $200 if in perfect condition.  The 5 gallon salt glazed leaf $200 to $250 in perfect condition as well.  Al Kohlman

Previous question for the 4 gallon Red Wing Jugs

20 gallon Red Wing Elephant Ear crock


I have a crock made in redwing minn. it’s been in the family for over 75 years and I would like to know it’s value. One of the handles has a chip but otherwise it seems to be good.

Thanks Bill


Bill, your 20 gallon Red Wing Elephant Ear crock with the chipped handle would have a value in the area of $350 to $425.  Pretty piece.  Al Kohlman

6 gallon salt glaze with upturn leaf


I came across an unusual crock today at a consignment antique store. It is a 6 gallon crock with a hand painted leaf logo. The price tag says it’s a red wing crock.

To me the leaf design resembles an elephant ear, yet not done very well and upturned.

I didn’t get to inspect the overall condition very well. It was being used, along with another 6gal crock, to hold up a shelf. I did see one area on the upper rim where a chip had been reattached. Other than that no visible cracks from the front and sides. The back, bottom and inside were not visible.

My questions are:

Is it a red wing crock?

If so, is it worth the $145 if in decent condition? Sean


Sean, from what I can see of the crock, it looks like it could very well be Red Wing. With the re-attached chip, the light decoration and some staining, I think $145 is a fair price.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon crock with the oval upside down


I purchased a 5 gallon crock with the oval upside down and wondering about its value.




Dennis, the upside down oval will add a little value to your 5 gallon Red Wing crock, but not as much as one would think.  Value as I see it.  $150 to $175.  Al Kohlman

Minnesota Stoneware Company salt glazed dome top jug


Hello my name is Keith. I found this jug while digging a new foundation for a house. The house that I tore down was around a 100 years old, it was on Manitou Island on White Bear Lake,  Minnesota. I found it along with a bunch of other really cool glass bottles. It says Minnesota Stoneware on the bottom but I can’t make out what the rest of it says. I was wondering what I truly have here and the worth of it?

Thank you for your time,



Keith, you have a Minnesota Stoneware Company salt glazed dome top jug.  With the staining on the side, but bottom stamped (this is a plus), the value is around $75.   Al Kohlman

ed Wing Stoneware 1/2 gallon zinc glazed stoneware jug, bottom marked


My question is simply trying to figure out the value of my 1/2 gallon Red Wing jug that has RSCA etched on the bottom, rather than stamped.

I wondered if that meant it was older?

I’m trying to sell this, and don’t see any similar ones with which to base my price.

Many thanks,



Jillian, your Red Wing Stoneware 1/2 gallon zinc glazed stoneware jug that is bottom stamped RWSCo has a value between $40 & $45 if in perfect condition.   Al Kohlman

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