Anna Pottery, Anna, Illinois, 1876 Centennial Pig Flask

July 17, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 2

Price Realized: $6,555.00

($5,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Anna Pottery Pig Bottle with Centennial Date, Incised "By / Anna Pottery / 1876," Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, molded bottle in the form of a pig with opening at rear and incised details to face and hooves. Incised in fine penmanship across one side "Latest and Only Reliable / Railroad and River Guide / By / Anna Pottery / 1876." Bottle is further incised with a detailed map of the Midwest, including the following landmarks: St. Louis the future Capital in / Miss River / Grand Tower / Chester / Chester & Tamaroa / Cairo Short Line RR / O & M R.R. / Vandalia / Bloomington / C B. i. C. R. R. / Effingham / Odin / Centralia / Tamaroa / DuQuoin / Carbondale / Mounds / I.C. R.R. / Cairo the / Chicago the Great Corn Mart of the World / Cincinnati the Ancient Porkopolis / and Anna the Jug City". Surface covered in a brown Albany slip glaze. The earliest, and certainly one of the finest, Anna pig bottles we have ever offered, incised with an extremely early Centennial date. Mint condition. Length 7".

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