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Red Wing Pottery Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5008 - Green
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Red Wing Pottery Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5008 - Green
Red Wing Pottery Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5008 - Green
Red Wing Pottery Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5008 - Green
Red Wing Pottery Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5008 - Green
Red Wing Pottery Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5008 - Green


The name Red Wing, in the world of pottery, means something different to various collectors. To some, it means Crocks. Big crocks, small crocks and everything in between. To others, it may mean Dinnerware and Kitchenware that is unique, with distinctive shapes, patterns and bold colors. And finally, there are those of us who love Red Wing for the vast array of Artware. Artware features a fascinating variety of styles and glazes in function and decorative pieces of pottery.

Aptly named, Red Wing Pottery had its earliest beginnings in Red Wing, Minnesota in the very late 1860's. After a fire in 1870, it reopened under the Red Wing name in 1872 and continued to expand and prosper through the next nearly 100 years. Red Wing closed its manufacturing doors in 1967. It is possible to place approximate dates on some items, due to the introduction of a particular glaze or mold; however, we are only able here to make our best guesses as to the ages of our pieces.

We have a number of Red Wing pottery items from the Artware category. This piece is just one of them:

This item is an example of a Large Compote, one of the of Artware items introduced and produced in the mid 1950's this was part of a line referred to as the Garden Club Line, the green colors found on these pieces are so very indicative of those popular during that time. Greens, chartreuse, yellow, grey, pink, all of these were the colors that prevailed in our household when I was a child. This vase is a soft apple green color, in a low gloss satiny glaze. It gives a distinctive retro look.

The pedestal style centerpiece bowl, so popular back then for fruit, etc. was created from the # M 5008 mold. There were two different versions of this compote, identical except for the size. This one is the larger of the two, measuring 6-1/4 inches tall. The top of the bowl area is eight inches in diameter, and the base is 4 inches across. My closest measurement would put the depth of the bowl at 1-3/4 inches. This piece is in lovely condition. I find no damage or signs of wear at all. I think these pieces in our collection were previously gently used and or displayed, but definitely cared for. The piece typifies the timeliness that Red Wing seemed to convey throughout their production years, and with the recent trend toward the retro era decor, it fits beautifully into todays look.

I try to describe the items on this site as accurately as possible; however since most of the items are either antique or at best vintage, due to their age, they are sold in "as is" condition. Please examine the pictures and contact us with any questions, to request additional pictures, or to contribute further information, by using the Contact tab on our Home page. We are not experts and always welcome your input.
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