Extremely Rare and Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Hanging Basket, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880, ornately-potted basket or urn with flared rim and skillfully-turned base ending in an acorn-shaped finial on underside. Circumference of basket decorated with an elaborate cobalt trumpet flower design. Inner rim of basket with coggled edge. Base and finial embellished with coggling and cobalt highlights. Finial on underside was hollowed in the making to serve as a drain hole. Includes original metal chain for hanging, which is connected through three original holes in the rim of the pot. An extremely rare and highly decorative form by the Kirkpatrick brothers. A similar example, including chain, is pictured on an Anna Pottery packing receipt dated 1881. Provenance: From a Georgia consignor, who purchased it in Kentucky approximately twenty years ago. Excellent condition with a chip to coggled molding near base. H 6 1/2" ; Diameter 8 3/8".
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