Red Wing vase 1301, crackled turquoise glaze


I have a piece of redwing art vase, labeled 1301, redwing, usa on the bottom of the vase, it is a turquoise blue color and the glaze has a smooth crackled finish, that looks like very tiny geometric designs. The interior of the vase is black. It is 5 inches tall, and the vase opening is 4 inches across, 4 1/2 inches total width, the base is 2 3/4 inches across. It is in perfect condition, no chips, cracks, and has been in my family for two generations, my grandmother to my mother, now to her grandson. I would like to know when it was made, and approximate value for insurance purposes. Any information you can give would be helpful, I am sorry, but I do not have a digital camera for a picture.

Thank you! Derik

Answer: Hi Derik
the shape is from 1947, and the glaze is called crackled turquoise.  Value is around 30.00 or so.  thanks, steve n rose

Normandy, Provincial Shape, dinnerware


Hello, I’m contacting you concerning my collection of Red Wing Pottery. I’ve done some research online and found they are from the Normandy Collection. Some have the upright wing, red logo and others have the oval, grey logo. The 3 tea cups do not have apples on them.  I have 7 large plates, 1 med plate, and 2 saucers, a mixing bowl, small bowl and 3 tea cups. Is there anything else you can tell me about them? Like when they were made? And also what they may be valued at? Some have chips, some have crack lines. Thank you very much for your time.


Answer: Normandy was one of four patterns made in the Provincial shape.  These four patterns were introduced in 1941 and were Red Wing’s first hand painted dinnerware patterns.  The Orleans and Brittany patterns were produced continuously with no changes until 1950.  But two very different versions of the Normandy and Ardennes patterns were made. The original Ardennes pattern was discontinued in the mid 1940s.  The original version of Normandy was discontinued within a year of its introduction and is rarely seen today.  This early version was not decorated with an apple.  The base color was white and the decoration consisted of a wide maroon band between two narrow blue band.  In 1949 Normandy and Ardennes were reintroduced.  The new Normandy featured the apple seen on your plates and bowls.  Smaller items like the tea cups include only the apple blossom portion of the design, presumably because there was not room to include the large apple.  Hollow ware items (pitchers, teapot, S&P shakers, etc) for the later version of Normandy were available in two solid colors: Dubonnet (maroon) or Forest Green.  The gray oval ink stamp was used in the late 1940s.  It is found on pieces of the later version of Normandy made in 1949 and perhaps early 1950.  In 1950 the familiar reddish-pink wing ink stamp replaced the gray oval.  Thus Normandy pieces with the reddish-pink mark were made in 1950 or later.  The later version of Normandy was discontinued in 1952.

The following value estimates assume excellent, undamaged condition.  Any damage will reduce the value by 25-75% or more, depending on the extent and location of the damage.

Dinner plate:  $15-25

Salad plate:  $10-15

Bread & Butter plate: $7.50-10

Cup & Saucer:  $15-20

Sauce dish (small bowl): $10-15

Nappy (veg bowl):  $25-30

Larry R

Red Wing 1602 compote, Village Green divided veggie

Question: I have attached two pictures of Red Wing pottery items.  The pedestal is 6 1/2 inches tall and 11 1/4 inches wide.  The bottom has Red Wing USA and 1602.

The other piece is 12 inches wide, 7 inches deep and two inches tall.  It only has Red Wing USA on the bottom.

I appreciate any information you can give me on these two items, including value, if any.  The serving dish does have a small chip which you can see in the photo.

Thanks for you help, Jerry


Compote: your compote is from the late 50’s.  value is around 25.00 or so.  thanks, steve n rose

Dinnerware piece:The dinnerware item is a divided vegetable dish from the Village Green pattern.  Village Green was a very popular pattern and was produced from 1952 until Red Wing Potteries closed in 1967.  Value would be $25-30 in mint condition.  The chip will reduce the value by at least half. Larry

25 gallon crock with damage


I have a 25 gallon redwing crock with a 6 inch wing. It does have a couple hairlines and chips. One of the molded handles is broke off. However, under the handle it has “Patent Applied For” instead of a patent date. Can you give me info on this subject.


Your 25 gallon Red Wing crock is a nice looking piece.  However even with the “patent applied for”, the damage as seen by a collector is serious. 

The patent applied for was used just before the were able to secure the patent for the handles on their stoneware (early 1915).

Value on your piece would be $75 to maybe $100.  al

Cattail Vase in brushedware line

Questions: Sirs:

I have this vase and am interested in an approximate value.  It is the 7 1/2″ size.  The attached pictures are one of each side.  It appears to be in good condition to me.

Thank you for any assistance.


Answer: Hi Denise
this is the cattail vase from the brushedware line, from around 1930.  value is around 125.00 or so.  thanks, steve n rose

Pierron Pottery Co., Milwaukee Wis. Advertising Bowl


I have a broken 4″ sponge band bowl. This bowl was in mint condition until my parrot flew by and fell to the floor.  I need to know the value of my bowl for insurance purposes. 

Thank you, Lorie

Answer: That advertising is quite rare and Red Wing stoneware collectors in the Milwaukee area would die to get there hands on this bowl. The value is $600  al

Red Wing USA 879 compote, Belle Kogan designer


I have a footed compote which I believe dates to the 1960s or 1970s. The interior of the bowl is a bright butterscotch glaze. The exterior foot/base is a mottled cocoa color glaze. The bottom of the bowl is the same mottled cocoa color but it has parallel horizontal lines 1/16 inch from the base widening to 3/16 inch at the bottom of a 2 1/8 inch band of matte brown (milk chocolate) which forms the top trim. On the underside of the base is “Red Wing USA 879”.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in determining the name of the series, whether it was part of a dinner set, the date of issuance, the name of the designer, and its approximate value. Penny

Answer: the 879 is part of belle kogan’s “belle” line, circa 1964.  it’s artware.  value is around 50.00 or so.  thanks, steve n rose

Rumrill Turtle Dove Vase


Hi Guys –

About ‘Found Treasure’ in SW Florida.  Steve, we cannot determine if this is RW or Rumrill.  Mold # 599.  We believe you stated back in Nov approx value $65?

Have a terrific day,

Jerry + Kris

Answer: it’s a red wing product, but it’s rumrill, antique ivory is the glaze.  think this one should be worth around 90.00 or so.  thanks, steve n rose

Crock and Boy Figure


I’m attaching a photo of my “little fella”.  VERY similar to one in Peterson’s book, except my dogs’ head is tipped just slightly to the side where the one in the book is looking level.  GOTTA be the same potter that did each though…..what do you think?  Fun to see the different variations.  How many are known now?   

Thanks,  Aaron


these Crock and Boy figures are quite collectible.  $11,000 to $13,000.  Years ago, I did see one sell at auction for $2400.  There are about 6 to 7 of these figurines that I know of.  A great find for any Red Wing collector.  Al

Driftwood Collection


I have an 8 piece place setting of Driftwood pattern.  Each place setting includes a dinner plate, a bread/salad plate, and cup and saucer.  I also have the platter and 4 serving pieces.  All pieces are in excellent condition except the smallest serving dish has a small chip on the rim.

I have included some pictures and would like to know how much it’s worth.

Thank you, Elisa

Answer: The following values for Driftwood items assume excellent undamaged condition.  Damage reduces the value by 25 to 75% or more depending on the extent and location of the damage.

Dinner plate:  $15-20

Bread and butter plate:  $5-10

Cup & saucer:  $10-15

Platter (13” or 15” sizes):  $20-30

I see three different sized bowls in one of the photos.  Without knowing the dimensions I cannot be sure of the sizes of these bowls. 

Here are the four bowls that were made, from largest to smallest. .

Nappy (vegetable bowl):  $20-25

Rim Soup:  $15-20

Cereal:  $10-15

Sauce/Fruit: $7-10

The white cups with this set are unusual but correct.  Driftwood hollow ware was initially offered only in white when the pattern was introduced in 1955.  In 1957 the more commonly seen turquoise hollow ware was introduced and white hollow ware was dropped.