Red Wing Pottery production began during the 1860s. German immigrants who settled in Red Wing, Minnesota, used the natural clay deposits from that area, and began producing ceramic items. The company made and sold crocks, jugs, and bowls, and many other utilitarian items. Redwing also produced salt glaze pottery which was characterized by grey or tan clay with a rough surface. It was usually decorated with a simple hand-done, cobalt blue decoration of a bird , flower, or number. Red Wing eventually became the largest pottery company in the United States and during the 1940's and `50's introduced and manufactured many ceramic items that included dinnerware, vases, and private label items. This success was not long lived as foreign competition forced Red Wing to close its doors in 1967.
Offered is this hard to find pattern called "Flight" in a cereal or soup bowl. The hand painted canvas back duck is fairly realistic as he skims over the reeds and cattails as portrayed on the painted surface of the bowl. The bottom of the 6 inch bowl is clearly marked "Red Wing" USA. This bowl is in exceptional condition and absent of wear marks, chips or cracks.
Red Wing "Flight" Soup or Cereal Bowl