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•May 4, 2013. Three-Session Sale: Textiles, The Maryland Sale, Americana
•July 20, 2013. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
Price Realized: $1,265.00 ($1,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Anna Pottery Stoneware Advertising Pig Bottle, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880, Albany-slip-glazed, molded bottle in the form of a pig with incised facial features, hooves, and anatomically-correct underside, the rear with applied tail and circular opening. Incised on one side "St. Louis, the future Capital / Compliments of / John Gobatz / With a little good old Bourbon in." Remainder of pig incised with a map of the American Midwest, including the following landmarks: Anna Pottery, Mounds, Carbondale, Duquoin, Centralia, Odin, Sendoval, Miss River, Cairo, Chicago, and Cincinnati the ancient Porkopolis. The large size and crisp, finely-penned incising on this example suggest it is a fairly early pig by the Kirkpatrick Brothers. Also of note is the unusual spelling of the advertiser's name, which reads "Gobatz" instead of the typical "Gaubatz". Provenance: Recently discovered in Missouri. Loss to one ear. Chip to one back leg, possibly in-the-firing. L 7 7/8".
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