Exceptional Stoneware Pig Flask, "By / Anna Pottery / 1888"

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 258

Price Realized: $15,600.00

($13,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask, Signed "By / Anna Pottery / 1888," Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1888, molded flask in the form of a reclining pig with incised details to face and hooves, anatomically-correct underside, and spout in rear, incised on one side with the large cobalt-highlighted inscription, "Railroad and River Guide / By / Anna Pottery / 1888." Remainder of pig incised with a cobalt-highlighted map of the Midwestern United States, including the following landmarks: St Louis the future Great / miss R / chester / CT / C & A / O & m / Springfield, ICRR, Bloomington, m & O, Carbondale, Cairo, Mound City, Duquoin, Tamaroa, Centralia, Odin, CRICRR, Champagne, Kankakee, Pullman, Vincenes, C & V RR, Tunnel Hill, Anna, Cincnnati the Pork Packing City, and Chicago The Corn City. This example features outstanding color, with a high-gloss salt glaze over bright cobalt slip, as well as particularly large script. The pig's incised eyes feature highly unusual pupils formed from raised cobalt slip. Among the finest Anna Pottery salt-glazed pig flasks that we have ever offered. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. L 7 5/8".

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