Rare Stoneware Frog Inkwell, Anna Pottery, Anna, IL, 1881

November 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 200

Price Realized: $5,750.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Stoneware Frog Inkwell with Cobalt Spot Decoration, Signed in Script "Anna Pottery / 1881," Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1881, in the form of a molded frog with incised mouth, feet, and back, seated atop a molded clamshell with opening at center. Cobalt spot decoration to throat of frog and narrow end of clamshell. Additional cobalt highlights to frog's eyes, sides, legs, and other areas of clamshell. Surface covered in a heavy salt glaze. One of the whimical, figural forms, for which Anna Pottery has become so famous. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from the Mid-Atlantic. Sealed tight crack extending through body of frog, with associated chip to underside of frog, and some small nicks along crack line. A few chips to edge on underside, and a few tiny edge nicks. Contact mark on underside. H 3 3/8" ; L 3 3/4".

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