• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A MOLDED AND INCISED STONEWARE RAILROAD AND RIVER GUIDE PIG FLASK

    ANNA POTTERY, UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DATED 1881

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    A MOLDED AND INCISED STONEWARE RAILROAD AND RIVER GUIDE PIG FLASK
    ANNA POTTERY, UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DATED 1881
    3 in. high, 2½ in. wide, 7½ in. long,


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    Anna Pottery was founded by brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick in 1859. Operating in Union County, Illinois until 1896, the shop primarily focused on the production of utilitarian wares, but became especially renowned for whimsical forms of figures and animals made from clay. Shapes such as this flask were exhibited widely during the 19th century.

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    Please note that the material of this lot is stoneware.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BENJAMIN F. EDWARDS III