Antique Old Sleepy Eye Stoneware Pottery Mug

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Old Sleepy Eye was a Sioux Indian Chief born in Minnesota in 1780. A town and a flour mill were named after him. In 1906 – Western Stoneware Co. of Monmouth Illinois started producing Cobalt & White items with the bust of the Indian Chief. These pitchers – creamers – sugars – salt boxes – vases – and other items were used as everyday utilitarian wares. This Old Sleepy Eye mug measures 4 1/2″ high and is in excellent original condition. The underside is marked with Western Stoneware Monmouth, Illinois logo stamp This is one piece of several that came from a Sleepy Eye collection in Gosper County, Nebraska.

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