Anna Pottery Lake Shore Saloon Pig Flask

October 25, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 209A

Price Realized: $2,875.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Anna Pottery Stoneware "Lake Shore Saloon / Terrehaute" Pig Bottle, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880, salt-glazed bottle in the form of a reclining pig with hole at rear, anatomically-correct underside, and incised details to hooves and face. One side of pig incised in fine penmanship "Peter Staff / Proprietor / Lake Shore Saloon / main bet ninth and tenth sts / Terrehaute / The best wines Liquors Cigars &c allways in". Reverse incised with the free verse poetic inscription "Think it not Passing Strange or unla[wful] / If in this hog you find the mountain [dew or] overjoyful / Use but don't abuse the Liquid of this Pork." A rare example of Anna Pottery advertising for a saloon in Terre Haute, Indiana, featuring a wonderful inscription on the reverse referencing the Temperance Movement and the evils of alcohol. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which descended in a Midwestern family. As-made condition with various in-the-firing flaws. Glazed-over loss to snout. In-the-firing blackening to face. Additional blackening, dryness, and chipping to one ear. In-the-firing contact mark to rear. A dark in-the-firing iron spot to shoulder area of reverse side and a smaller spot to top of back. L 8".

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