Ceramic 4 Gallon Crock by Red Wing Union Stoneware Company c.1915
This is an original commercial 4 gallon crock with ceramic wrapped metal handles manufactured by the Red Wing Union Stoneware Company, Minnesota USA. The piece has retained its original finish and is in excellent condition with appropriate patina for its age.
- CREATOR Red Wing Union Stoneware Company (Manufacturer)
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1915-1930.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Ceramic, glazed.
- CONDITION Good. With appropriate patina for age. Two round chips on the body.
DIMENSIONS H 12 in. W 12.5 in. D 11.5 in.
HISTORYRed Wing pottery refers to American stoneware, pottery or dinnerware items made by a company initially set up in Red Wing Minnesota in 1861 by German immigrant John Paul, which changed its names several times until finally settling on Red Wing Potteries, Inc. in 1936. The pottery factory that started in 1861 continues to the present day under the names of Red Wing Pottery and Red Wing Stoneware. There was a respite in production when Red Wing Pottery Sales, Inc. had a strike in 1967 causing them to temporarily cease trading. The company still makes both zinc/Bristol glazed products as well as salt-glazed, hand-thrown, kiln fired items.