Extremely Rare Oversized Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 89

Price Realized: $6,000.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Oversized Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask, Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1870, molded flask in the form of a reclining pig with hole at rear, incised details to face and hooves, and anatomically-correct underside. Incised on one side with the inscription, "Pure Old Bourbon / in a hog's -" and remainder of pig incised with a railroad map of the Midwest, including the following landmarks: Cairo, Mound City, I C R R, and Chicago. Underside incised "Lard Oil Drill." Surface covered in an Albany slip glaze. This early-period railroad pig flask by the Kirkpatrick brothers is the largest that we have ever offered, measuring 9 3/4" long by 4 1/4" tall. Previously, their iconic "Springfield Hog" was the largest that we have sold at 8 3/4" long. An extremely rare example with imposing proportions. Provenance: Recently surfaced in Pennsylvania. Very nice condition with some in-the-firing damage to tail, a section of snout reglued, and a minor in-the-firing ping to back. L 9 3/4" ; H 4 1/4".

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