Anna Shoo Fly Jug

May 19, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 154

Price Realized: $21,850.00

($19,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Albany Slip Glazed Stoneware Shoo Fly Jug, Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1885, flattened, flask-shaped form, with applied clay figure of a black woman in a dress hanging from the neck of the bottle. Incised detail to woman, including anatomically correct underside. An applied fly is positioned between the woman"s hands and the incised inscription "shoo fly" is written across the front of the jug. Near mint condition with one tiny spout nick. H 5 7/8".

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