Stoneware Stanhope Jug att. Anna Pottery, Anna, IL

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 363

Price Realized: $431.25

($375 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Miniature Anna Pottery Stoneware Stanhope Jug with Lord's Prayer, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, fourth quarter 19th century, molded miniature jug with Albany-slip-glazed surface, hollowed base, and magnifying lense in spout. When interior of jug is viewed through spout, a microphotographic image of the Lord's Prayer is visible. Stanhopes became popular during the second half of the 19th century, and allowed one to view a microphotograph without using a microscope. They are named after Charles, the third Earl of Stanhope, the creator of the powerful lens that made microphotographic viewing possible. Anna Stanhopes are difficult-to-find retaining their original lenses, as this example does. Excellent condition. H 7/8-of-an-inch.

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