There was something in the rich limestone soil deposits found in Minnesota’s Goodhue County that was more than just a medium for local farmers to make utilitarian pottery pieces. What started as a cottage industry in the 1860s grew into one of the leading potting manufacturers in the United States before closing its doors in 1967. Having been in business for a century, Red Wing Pottery produced a prolific and varied catalog of products—literally something for every type of collector of American-made ceramics.
During the 1940's Red Wing entered the field of Dinnerware. By the late 1940's the pottery was primarily a dinnerware manufacturer and the majority of its marketing efforts promoted this field. By July 1952, on fifteen percent of Red Wing's output was art pottery. This lovely covered tureen is the "Blossom Time" pattern, consisting of a bright yellow body and handle, with white lid and finial decorated with blossoms and leafage in shades of green, yellow, pink and black. The tureen measures 8 1/4" across, 12" including the handle and 5" in height to top of finial. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some interior crazing and stains.
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