Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yellow Ware Bowls

I attended my first farm estate auction when I was 19 years old. (About 20 or so years ago). The first thing that I bought was a 2 gallon Red Wing crock. I have been enthralled by crocks ever since. I have 100's of them. My favorite sub-category is the yellow ware (really stoneware, but then you got to go with what eBay sells) mixing bowls. I have 100's and still buy them when they are interesting or cheap.

This is a big (12 inch) blue banded Red Wing mixing bowl.
And this is an even bigger (13 inch) Red Wing bowl.

This bowl with chevron embossing is from Illinois.

And this little bowl with a rounded bottom inside, called a beater jar, is used for making mayonnaise.

They come in many designs, some even with advertising.

There is a lot of variety in the small bowls too.

And the small sponge decorated are very desirable.

Even modern productions come with interesting designs and colors.

And it is fair to say that I have a lot to choose from.

Mr. Flannery


red.neck chic said...

Your collection just bowls me over...

oh, and I like the advertising one!!!

;-D robelyn

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Now THAT is a bowl collection! BTW, I did catch that "20 or so years ago" statement. Good one! :)

Charlene said...

I own one dark brown/black crock my grandmother had. I think she got it from her mom. I put fruit in it.

I love mixing bowls, though I like books more and I don't have room for both.

Those are some fantastic examples you have!

Jaybird said...

Wow you have a bunch!! I am only looking for one and have not had any success :^(
I think you have them allllllll.
Happy New Year,

DogpackMOMMA said...

That is one awesome collection - I really like how you have displayed them. Thanks for the crockery education.

Jenny said...

I have some to sell..any interest?

Janet, said...

Wow, you sure have a large collection of yellow ware bowls. I think they are so pretty. I have one that was my mom's and 2 that was my mother in laws, plus a very large brown one I got at a yard sale. I recently found a tiny one 3 1/2" across and 2" tall. I haven't seen any that small on the internet. Did they make them that size? It's kind of a dark mustard color with three brown stripes around it.