Crock, Churns and Jugs


Hi Al,

Really appreciate your valuable info you give to the collectors !

I’ve been collecting Red Wing for a few years now and would like your opinion on the value of some of my most recent finds.

The 3 beehive jugs  are all in good condition with no cracks, the

3 gal. however has a blister on the front  in the glazing .

The 2nd, 3rd & 4th pictures are of the handles of the same

crocks  [as in 1st picture.]

The 5th picture is of two 5 gal. bee hive crocks, no cracks. The one on the right has a tiny factory flaw on the right side of the wing. The difference between them is that they have different ovals.

The 6th picture is of the handles of the same crocks.

The 7th picture is of 2 butter churns , one is a 10 gal and the other is a 5 gal.

The 10 gal. has no lid and a small  [factory flaw] in the glazing near the front on the rim.

The 5 gal. is flawless including the lid. Would appreciate your comments and hope you can give a value on these pieces.




Klaas, the 3 & 5 gallon Red Wing Birch leaf beehives would have a value between $275 & $300.  The 5 gallon Albany Slip beehive is not Red Wing and I have no idea on value for it.  The two 5 gallon Imperial Red Wing Beehive jugs have a value between $300 & $350.  The 10 gallon Red Wing churn $1700 to $2000.  Lastly the 5 gallon Birch leaf Red Wing churn with lid, $225 to $250.  Values are for perfect pieces.  Al Kohlman

Saxon Pitcher, Cleveland vase


Dear sir,

I am looking for some information on a piece of pottery that I acquired with the sale of our 100 year old family cabin.  Though it is missing a handle, I absolutely love it.  Could you give me any information on it or direct me to someone who could?  I have attached a few pictures.  It has a label on the bottom that says Red Wing and Saxon.  Thank you.



Heather, this is not my area, however  fellow Red Wing Collectors were able to track it down.  Information can be found in the Red Wing Art Pottery– book 1, page 18.  It has a little info, but generally not much is known about this mark.

This page shows one of very few Saxon pieces ever found.  The vase is 10″ tall, unglazed and stained green.

It is a Cleveland vase, that is after 1887, to when the usage of there term begins and ends, and to what extent it was used is unknown a the present time.  The earliest know documentation fo shapes used in the Brushed Ware line is found in a company catalog dated about 1914..  The catalog showed a series of jardinières decorated with floral patterns and glazed in a Red Brown Glaze.

I have attached a link to this information.  Hope this was helpful.  Al Kohlman