Very Fine ANNA POTTERY / 1889 Stoneware Pig Flask w/ Elaborate Incised Railroad and River Guide

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 298

Price Realized: $11,800.00

($10,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Fine Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pig Flask with Incised Railroad Map, Inscribed "St. Louis the future Great / Latest and Only Reliable / Rail Road and River Guide / By / Anna Pottery / 1889", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1889, molded flask in the form of a reclining pig with incised details to face and hooves, hole at rear, and anatomically-correct underside. Incised on one side with the cobalt-highlighted inscription, "St. Louis the future Great / Latest and Only Reliable / Rail Road and River Guide / By / Anna Pottery / 1889". Remainder of pig incised with a cobalt-highlighted map of the Midwest, including the following landmarks: Miss River, G Tower, Purcy, Pinkville, O & M, Springfield, murpheys, Jones B, ICRR, Bloomington, Pullman, Kankakee, Champagne, Odin, Centralia, Tamaroa, Carbondale, Cairo, Olney, iCRR, C & V RR, Vincennes, Mound City, Anna, Chicago the Corn City, and Cincinnati the Pork City. An excellent example of an iconic Anna Pottery form, exhibiting crisp incising, beautiful color, and even salt glazing throughout. Provenance: Property of a New York State collector. Very nice condition with a small spout chip and a tight crack to tail. L 7 1/4".

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