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Red Wing Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5007 - Charcoal Iridescent
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Red Wing Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5007 -  Charcoal Iridescent
Red Wing Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5007 -  Charcoal Iridescent
Red Wing Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5007 -  Charcoal Iridescent
Red Wing Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5007 -  Charcoal Iridescent
Red Wing Pedestal Compote Bowl # M 5007 - Charcoal Iridescent


Description: 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 Small 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 various colors found on these pieces are so very indicative of those popular during that time. Along with he colorful garden colors, metallic glazes also gained popularity. This compote is a soft metallic charcoal color, in a low gloss satiny glaze. Like the other Garden Club pieces, it has a distinctive retro look.

The pedestal style centerpiece bowl, so popular back then for fruit, etc. was created from the # M 5007 mold. There were two different versions of this compote, identical except for the size. This one is the smaller of the two, measuring 4-1/2 inches tall. The top of the bowl area is just over 7 inches in diameter, and the base is 3-3/4 inches across. My closest measurement would put the depth of the bowl at 1-1/2 inches. The photo of the bottom of this piece is difficult to see, however, it bears the Red Wing U S A and M 5007 embossed identification under the glazes. 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 today's look.

This piece is in very nice condition, with the glaze showing no signs of wear. HOWEVER, there is one very small fleck of glaze missing on the upper rim. I have taken a close-up photo of this area, so please examine the photos. The actual fleck is just less than 1/8 inch across. We have discounted the price of this pedestal bowl to reflect this imperfection. I think it could be carefully restored; however I do not attempt any repairs myself, but leave that to the experts or the buyer. I do make a point of pointing out any flaws I find, to maintain my credibility. If you have questions please contact me through our Contact Tab.

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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