What is an antique crock worth?

$500 to $400,000
Collectively, antique stoneware crock values range from $500 to $400,000. However, actual antique crock selling prices depend on whether the crock has the iconic cobalt blue design.

How do you identify Robinson Ransbottom pottery?

Logo: Robinson Ransbottom made use of a cobalt blue crown logo with a number at its center that indicates the capacity of the stoneware. Also, sometimes the logo is ingrained into the surface of the stoneware.

What is Robinson Ransbottom?

The Robinson Ransbottom Pottery. The Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company. In 1900, Frank Ransbottom and his brother started a pottery company in Roseville, Ohio to make stoneware and pottery. By 1916 Ransbottom Pottery was the largest producer of stoneware jars in America.

What were vintage crocks used for?

If you are not familiar with crocks, before the advent of refrigeration, crocks were used in American kitchens to store foodstuffs such as butter, salted meats, and pickled vegetables. The crocks were usually made of stoneware, a durable, economical ceramic that remains water-tight, even without a glaze.

How much is a 50 gallon crock worth?

Tamara, if your dad’s Red Wing 50 gallon crock is in perfect condition, the value is between $1700 & $2000.

How do I know if my stoneware is antique?

Unique characteristics of this antique stoneware included:

  1. A shiny, glass-like surface with occasional bumps (salt particles)
  2. Simple hand-painted decorations (usually cobalt blue ink)
  3. Decorations were handcrafted beneath the surface of the glaze.
  4. Hand-drawn or stenciled numbers and letters.

How is Roseville Pottery marked?

To find a mark on your Roseville pottery, simply turn the piece upside down. The mark will be on the underside of the item in the unglazed portion of the bottom. Look for a series of letters or numbers. Some pieces feature raised marks, while others have imprinted marks.

What do the numbers on crocks mean?

A single number painted, stamped, or impressed on the crock typically indicates its size. A three would mean 3 gallons or 3 quarts. The style, font, and placement of the number can sometimes help you identify the maker.

How do I know if my stoneware crock is antique?