Rare Pig Flask attrib. E.B. Hissong, Cassville (Huntingdon County) PA

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 95

Price Realized: $1,440.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Tanware Pig Flask with Folky Albany and Kaolin Slip Decoration, probably Hissong, Cassville, PA, circa 1885, molded flask in the form of a reclining pig with spout at rear, anatomically-correct underside, and incised details to snout and hooves. Eyes formed from small impressed ovals. Surface features an unusual treatment of dipped Albany slip and matte kaolin slip, each overlain with drips of the opposing color. The uncanny similarity of this pig to a brown-and-white, dipped-slip pitcher with distinctive Hissong-style floral motif, sold as lot 172 in Crocker Farm, Inc.'s July 17, 2004 auction, suggest it too was made at the Hyssong Pottery of Cassville, PA. Provenance: Recently discoverd in the Western U.S. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. L 7 1/4".

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