Exceptional Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask Advertising Great Springs Resort

October 29, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 79

Price Realized: $6,840.00

($5,700 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Bottle with Great Springs Resort Advertising, Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1890, molded bottle in the form of a pig with incised face and hole at rear, featuring the elaborate incised and extremely rare incised inscription "Great Springs is the Great Health / Resort for Summer and Winter / situated in the Great Ozark Range. / 1300 Feet above the Level of the Sea. / 120 Miles Southeast of St. Louis". Pig's body additionally incised with a railroad map of the following landmarks: Louis Vale, Paducah, Birds Point, Ohio River, Brooklin, Metropolis, Chicago (twice), Cairo, Mound City, St. Louis, Miss River, Gd Tower, Chester, Belleville, Murphysboro, Buckneyville, Harrison, I.C.R.R., Dongola, Anna, Cobden, Makanda, St. L. & Paducah, Marion, Carbondale, Duquain, Tamaran, Centralia, Odin, Sandava, Parker City, Big 4 RR, and Great Mineral Springs (on pig's underside)". Exceptionally-detailed map and unusually elaborate inscription. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example consigned from Indiana. Damage to spout. Chip to back of a rear leg. Small chip to one ear. Minor nick to snout. Small in-the-firing contact mark to side. L 7".

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