American, 1883. Anna Pottery pig flask of rare form with glass eyes, by Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna Pottery, Illinois. A salt-glazed molded stoneware pig bottle, anatomically correct, with hole at rear, incised hooves and facial details. Incised on one side with St. Louis the future capital/ Latest and Only Reliable Railroad and River Guide/ By Anna Pottery/ 1883. Remainder of pig incised with a map of landmarks: Dubuque, Duluth, Miss River, Bloomington, Decatur, Springfield, Alton, O.& M.R.R., Chester, C.& St L.R.R., Grand Tower, Cairo, Mounds, Anna, Carbondale, DuQuoin, Tamaroa, Centralia, Odin, Effingham, Matoon, Tolono, Champaign, Kankakee, Pullman, Kensington, C.B.I.C.R.R., Chicago the Corn City, Cincinnati the Pork Packer; lg. 7 in.
Condition: Chips on tail and front knees. Undissolved salt spot on side.