Stoneware Pig Flask Stenciled in Cobalt "OLD RYE IN A---"

July 17, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 11

Price Realized: $460.00

($400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Bottle with Cobalt Inscription, Midwestern origin, late 19th century, molded bottle in the form of a pig with spout at rear, applied tail, and molded facial features including raised teeth. Stenciled in cobalt across the body "OLD RYE / IN A," along with a stenciled cobalt hand pointing at the rear of the pig. Near mint condition. 1/2" faint line in spout, which probably occurred in the firing. Length 8 1/2".

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