2 gallon elephant ear crock , Minnesota Stoneware Company

Question:

Hello,

I recently found this 2 gallon crock. It’s in pretty good condition, no chips or cracks. Someone told me it was from Union Stoneware Co. In Red Wing, MN. Is this information correct? Any info you can share would be helpful.

Sincerely,

Leann 

Answer:

Leann, your 2 gallon elephant ear crock was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company in Red Wing, MN between 1895 & 1906.   The reason for no oval is that it was made for the Sears & Roebuck Company.  Sears & Roebuck order these crocks with no ovals (not sure why, but many believe that they wanted there buyers to think that Sears and Roebuck made them).  Value if in perfect condition is between $70 & $90.  Al Kohlman