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

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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

Red Wing 5 gallon koverwate


Hello,  my name is Maureen.  I’d like to downsize my many decades of collecting, including crocks.  I particularly like advertising and designs in blue.  I’d like to start with my koverwate.  It’s 10″ in diameter, a very blue 5 inside base, 5 holes in base, 2 on each side, and a very blue square on side, stamped koverwate with 6 following lines. No cracks or chips, 2 very light hairline lines(?) about 1 or 2″ long inside base, but very solid under base. Glaze is shiny, smooth, and the shade of all my stamped red wings.  It’s coloring is very nice.  I’d appreciate info on it’s value.

Thank you,  Maureen


Maureen, with the 2 very tight hairlines, your Red Wing 5 gallon koverwate would have a value right around $150.  Red Wing collectors love their koverwates, however, they want them mint and even though the hairlines are tight and only 1 to 2 inches long, they are just that hairlines.   I wish you well with your downsizing.  Al Kohlman

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What printed material is there available to reference for information on Red Wing?


There are a number of books available on Red Wing Products. Here is a list of several books to consider using when doing research about your Red Wing pieces.
Bougie, Stanley J. and David A. Newkirk, Red Wing Dinnerware, 1980.
Reiss, Ray Red Wing Dinnerware Price and Identfication Guide, 1997.
DePasquale, Dan and Gail and Larry Peterson, Red Wing Collectibles, Collector Books 1985.
·DePasquale, Dan and Gail and Larry Peterson, Red Wing Stoneware, Collector Books 1983
Peterson, Larry and Dan DePasquale Stoneware Encyclopedia
Lambert, Nancy Kansas & Missouri Advertising Stoneware from Red Wing, Minnesota
·Reiss, Ray Red Wing Art Pottery Including Pottery Made for RumRill, Property 1996.
·Reiss, Ray Red Wing Art Pottery Two, Property 2000.
Newkirk, David A., A Guide to Red Wing Markings Book 1,2, 1979, 1995.
Tefft, Gary and Bonnie Red Wing Potters & Their Wares, Locust 1981-1996.
·Viel, Lyndon C. Clay Giants Vols. 1-3, Wallace-Homestead 1977-1987.


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