Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Railroad Pig Flask, possibly Texarkana Pottery (Arkansas)

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 66

Price Realized: $720.00

($600 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Railroad Pig Flask, possibly Texarkana Pottery, Tekarkana, AR, circa 1885, molded flask in the form of a reclining pig with spout at rear, anatomically-correct underside, and incised details to face and hooves, incised on one side with the inscription, "A Little good old Rye in a hogs-" above an incised railroad, inscribed "Ills'CRR" for Illinois Central Railroad. Remainder of pig incised with the following landmarks: Pork Depot, Cairo, Chicago, Mounds, and Cincinnati the City Pork. The pig's color and stylistic similarities to Anna Pottery examples suggest it may have been made at the Texarkana Pottery of Jacob Bachley, a former Anna Pottery worker. Crude, partial restoration to snout. A shallow chip to each ear. L 7 1/4".

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