Fine Albany-Glazed Anna Pottery "Railroad & River Guide" Pig Bottle

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 100

Estimate: $2,500-$4,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $6,000. 


Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask, Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880, molded flask in the form of a reclining pig with hole at rear, anatomically-correct underside, and incised details to face and hooves. Surface covered in a chestnut-brown Albany slip glaze and incised on one side with the inscription, "Latest & most reliable R.R. & R. Guide." Remainder of pig incised with a railroad map of the Midwestern United States, including the following landmarks: St. Louis the future Capital, Miss River, grand Tower, Sandoval, Vandalia, Pana, Tolano, mattoon, Effingham, Odin, Centralia, Ashley, DuQuoin, Carbondale, cairo, mounds, Anna Pottery, Ohio River, Chicago the great Corn mart, and Cincinnati the ancient / Porkopolis. Original black-and-white cold paint to eyes. A fine middle-period Anna pig flask with particularly crisp, legible incising. Excellent condition with a tiny nick to top of snout, probably in-the-making, and very minor wear to spout. L 8".



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