Anna Pottery / 1885 Stoneware Doll Head

November 1, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 2

Price Realized: $5,980.00

($5,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Doll's Head with Painted Surface, Incised "Anna Pottery / 1885," Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, Ill, finely-molded bust of a young girl with flowing hair, wearing a bonnet with bow. Bottom edge of bonnet on reverse with serrated incising. Decorated with white, magenta, pink, light brown, and dark brown paint over a salt-glazed gray and tan ground. Two original holes bored in the clay on the front and back before firing to allow the head to be attached to a cloth body. Incised on underside "Anna Pottery / 1885." One of two Anna Pottery doll's heads known, and the only one of its type, the other being a boys' head. Recently discovered in Georgia. Chips to base. Wear to paint. H 5".

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