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Sleepy Eye
Sleepy Eye

Sleepy Eye collectors look for anything bearing the image of the nineteenth-century Indian chief with the drooping eyelid. The Sleepy Eye Milling Co., Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, used his portrait in advertising from 1883 to 1921. It offered many premiums, including stoneware and pottery steins, crocks, bowls, mugs, and pitchers, all decorated with the famous profile of the Indian. The popular pottery was made by Weir Pottery Company from c.1800-1905. Weir merged with six other potteries and became Western Stoneware in 1906. Western Stoneware Co. made blue and white Sleepy Eye from 1906 until 1937, long after the flour mill went out of business in 1921. Reproductions of the pitchers are being made today. The original pitchers came in only five sizes: 4 inches, 5 1/4 inches, 6 1/2 inches, 8 inches, and 9 inches. The Sleepy Eye image was also used by companies unrelated to the flour mill. Sleepy Eye was one of four American Indians to meet President James Monroe in 1824 and was later involved in treaty that gave Sioux lands to the U.S. government. 

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 Sleepy EyeCreamerBlue & White, Indian, Teepees, No. 1, 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeMugBlue & White, No 2, 4 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherBlue & White, Indian, Teepees, No. 2, 5 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherBlue & White, Indian, Teepees, No. 3, 6 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherBlue & White, Indian, Teepees, No. 4, 8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherBlue & White, Indian, Teepees, No. 5, 9 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherBlue & White, Old Sleepy Eye, No. 2, 5 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherBlue & White, Old Sleepy Eye, No. 5, 9 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherBlue Rim, No. 4, Monmouth, 8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePlateSouvenir, Roses, Bird, 7 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeSteinWestern Stoneware, 1979 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeBlotterSleepy Eye Flour2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeCreamerIndian Teepee Stoneware Diamond Mark Monmouth Stoneware Co. 4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeLetter Head2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeMugIndian Teepee Brown Glaze Western Stoneware Maple Leaf Mark 5 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeMugIndian Teepee Stoneware Diamond Mark Monmouth Stoneware Co. 4 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherIndian Standing Blue Stoneware 8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePitcherIndian Teepee Stoneware Diamond Mark Monmouth Stoneware Co. 9 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyePostcardIndian In Canoe2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeSaltIndian Teepee Stoneware Weir Stoneware Co. 6 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeSignSleepy Eye Meritorious Flour Indian Tin Lithograph Self-Framed 24 x 20 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeSignThat Sleepy Eye Flour Indian Tin Over Cardboard 19 x 14 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeSteinIndian Teepee Stoneware Incised S Weir Stoneware Co. 8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeVaseIndian Teepee Stoneware Incised O Weir Stoneware Co. 9 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Sleepy EyeVaseIndian Teepee Stoneware Incised W Weir Stoneware Co. 9 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price


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