Tan/Cream pot with 3 and flowers

While in Little Falls a friend of ours found some interesting items with a metal Detector. While homing in on a target they stumbled upon a Union Stone Company pot labled Red Wing. at the rim of the pot is a fancy hand painted number (3) three. What dose that mean? the pot is flat bottomed, 12" across, with blue flower print on a tan/cream colored peice. We would just like to know what time period this was made? because we came across and old jar as well. Thanks, Mitch


Answer: Mitch, you have a Minnesota, 3 gallon salt glazed crock. I was manufactured anywhere from 1883 & 1895. Al Kohlman