Important Anna Pottery Stoneware Frog Pitcher w/ Monkey Handle

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 175

Price Realized: $17,825.00

($15,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher with Monkey Handle, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880, large-sized molded pitcher in the form of a crouching frog clutching a stump covered with oak leaves and acorns, the frog's wide mouth forming the spout of the pitcher. Incised details to frog's fingers, toes, and eyes. Applied molded handle in the form of a hatted monkey grasping a branch. Surface covered in a salt glaze, and body of frog decorated with large brushed cobalt splotches. Frog’s eyes covered in a light brown slip. Exceptional and extremely rare figural form. This pitcher was likely copied from an example of majolica produced during the time period. One of the finest example of Anna Pottery to be offered at auction in recent years. Two spout chips. H 13 1/2".

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