A new line of stoneware — from crocks to bean pots, pantry jars to planters — is being made by a firm using the name Red Wing Stoneware Company. This new company is located in Red Wing, Minnesota and uses markings similar to earlier potteries from the same town whose products are widely collected. Unless you are familiar with the specific marks, it would be fairly easy to mistake the name and marks on new production for older collectible pieces. Stoneware pottery has been manufactured in Goodhue County, Minnesota since about At first, it was only terra cotta ware made with red clay. But by , true stoneware was being made with a gray white clay with salt glazes. The first of the large potteries was organized in and named Red Wing Stoneware Company.
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Platte Valley McCormick Corn Whiskey Jug Half Pint Size Stoneware dated Antique Red Wing 5 Gallon Crock Jug – Union Stoneware Co. Antique Stoneware Jug / Western Stoneware 2 Gallon Jug by Antique Crocks, Old Crocks.
Antique stoneware crocks once played an integral role in kitchens by allowing foods like butter to be stored and pickled vegetables to be made in watertight containers before the invention of refrigeration. Today, antique crocks are a decorative collector’s item loved by many. With a few tips, you can identify your antique crock to learn more about its history and value. Most antique stoneware will have some clues on it to help you identify where and when it was made or who made it.
You’ll need this information to understand how much your crock is worth. However, this information also makes collecting the pieces more enjoyable. According to antiques appraiser Dr. Lori Verderame , “stoneware” is the term used to describe any clay with a less than two percent waterproof rating. Because of this vague definition, stoneware can be made from a variety of clays and come in many colors or textures.
However, antique stoneware was typically colored with a brown or gray salt glaze featuring blue decorations.
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Crazy Crow Trading Post offers glazed stoneware jugs for use in the home or camp. The early use of stoneware jugs in American in general, and the western frontier in particular, dates back to the end of the eighteenth century when their production began in the East. Stoneware jugs, also referred to as liquor crocks or jugs, whiskey jugs, and shoulder jugs, predate the mason jars and other modern containers that replaced them. Alcohol was commonly shipped to the mountains in ten-gallon wooden kegs.
Two such kegs would have been about the optimum weight that a pack mule or horse could carry.
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Call Thursday — — Volunteers are Needed! Commemorative Distribution Volunteer Sign up — Thursday — Saturday volunteers are needed to help with distribution, silent auctions, and the lottery. Commemorative Manager Bob Morawski. My passion for Red Wing started when I bought my first piece of stoneware in Personally, I like to collect stoneware with Milwaukee advertising.
The crazier the markings, the more I like it. When my grandma moved out of her house, I noticed she had about six pieces of Pepe dinnerware. Since then I have built the set up to more than pieces. I am currently working on completing a set of Chromoline art pottery. My latest interests include mini Red Wing flower pots and stoneware shoes.
Crocks once used for food
Unique characteristics of this antique stoneware included:. An antique ‘s value varies based on the piece’s age, design elements, size, and maker. This piece has a quarter-sized chip and a few spider cracks.
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Crocks, earth-ware pots or jars have been made for centuries, hand crafted in multiple countries around the world. Crocks have many uses and continue to be used in modern day society. Today, many choose to use crocks as pot plants or to hold decorative items. The many timeless uses of crocks have made them increasingly popular amongst antique collectors. Crocks were produced by many pottery companies. Some of the most valuable crocks today were originally produced by:.
Antique 2 Gallon Western Stoneware Co. Pottery White and Blue Maple Leaf Crock
Antique rough carved wood mashers or pestles, turn of the century vintage. Vintage USA pottery jug, just 4″ tall. This has some mineral deposits to the interior – no chips or cracks. Nice old stoneware crock, a salt canister? It’s in good clean condition ove
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I wonder if you can help me identify this crock and its value. I have had many comments on this crock and would be interested in its history. Before the advent of refrigeration, crocks were used in American kitchens to hold foodstuffs such as butter, salted meats and pickled vegetables. The crocks were invariably made of stoneware, a durable, economical ceramic that remains water-tight, even without a glaze. As the name suggests, stoneware is heavy and therefore expensive to ship, so as the population of the United States moved westward, stoneware potteries commonly cropped up to serve local markets.
One such pottery was the Red Wing Stoneware Co.
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Date Original, ca. Description Rows of various styles of crocks, pots and bowls with company logo in center. Notes, The Western Stoneware Company was formed in through the purchase and merger of six pottery companies.
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Curator’s Corner. Every museum, or historic house, has a few salvaged stoneware crocks, jars and jugs. For some reason West Virginia housewives continued to preserve food in grooved top, wax sealed stoneware jars long after glass Mason fruit jar use became widespread. Consequently there are lots of pieces of stoneware around the state.
The Monmouth Pottery Company of Monmouth, Illinois began production in producing a wide range of utilitarian wares, crock jars, jugs, stoneware bowls.
John just got home with some new things just posted! All original and in excellent condition is this five gallon Western Stoneware Company of Monmouth, Illinois crock butter churn. Notice the Maple Leaf logo on the front of the crock and this churn is complete with original crock lid and wooden stomper. Again, Excellent all original condition. You can always find our newest inventory right here on the homepage. Check out some of our recent finds,. For inquiries and information, call Search by Product ID.
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