Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Cincinnati Advertising and Railroad Map

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 345

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Fine Albany-Slip-Glazed Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Cincinnati, OH Advertising, Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880, molded flask in the form of a reclining pig with hole at rear, incised hooves and facial features, and anatomically-correct underside. Incised in ornate penmanship on one side with the advertising, "Brickmann & Moussard / Wines & Liquors / 81 west. 3rd Street Cincinnati / with a little fine Old Bourbon in". Remainder of pig incised with a map of the Midwestern U.S., including the following landmarks: St. Louis, Miss Riv, Grand Tower, Sandoval, Odin, Centralia, Carbondale, Mounds, CAiRO, Chicago, and Anna. Genitals incised "Ohio Riv" and underside incised "Cincinnati". This example includes a wonderful, old gilt, red, and green cold-painted surface, possibly original to the pig. Professional restoration to tips of ears. An old 3/8" chip to one rear leg, possibly in-the-firing. L 8".

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