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Americana Collection of Pat & Rich Garthoeffner

Sat, Jan 14, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 156

Fine Anna Pottery Pig Flask

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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Anna Pottery Stoneware "World's Fair" Pig Flask, Anna, Illinois. Dated 1893. Albany slip with incised details to face and hooves. Anatomically correct with incised penis on underside. Incised with the inscription "Fresh Pork / From the Worlds Fair With a little good old Rye in a Pig's 1893". The rear is additionally incised "Cut Rates to the World's Fair by the I.C.R.R." beside the pig's cut testicles, an example of this pottery's fondness for play on words. Condition: Excellent condition. A small in-the-firing chip to one rear hoof. Shallow chipping and roughness to spout. Very light surface high spot scratches. A tiny nick to back edge of one ear, possibly in-the-firing. L 6-1/4" H 3-1/2". Provenance: Crocker Farm Auctions, 2016. Copy and paste this link for high-res images: