Red Wing stoneware reported stolen from Mankato, Minn., antiques shop

AMBOY, Minn. – A theft occurred April 16 at the Villager Antiques in Amboy Minnesota. At least 20 pieces of Red Wing pottery were stolen from the antique store.

Among the stolen pieces were several water coolers, quite a few jugs, including the older brown ones, and some chicken waterers, many very old items as well as some of the Red Wing collector pieces from past conventions.

Early Red Wing crock  Early 4-gallon Red Wing crock, unsigned, decorated with blue bird. Photo courtesy RWCS.

The most recognizable piece is a very distinct early 4-gallon salt glaze crock with a cobalt blue bird decoration (shown  here). This crook is not marked Red Wing but is an early piece.

Nothing else appears to have been taken from the shop. Photos of other pieces stolen are available on the Red Wing Collectors Society website.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact Mankato Police Department of Justice in Mankato, Minn., at 507-304-4814, Case number #12-0372.

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