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Very Rare Anna Pottery Salt-Glazed Stoneware Snake Stopper, Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1875-1885, hand-modeled jug stopper in the form of a coiled snake extending from a post. Snake features a deeply-carved mouth, incised circular eyes, and pierced nostrils, its body detailed with profuse, hand-incised crosshatching. Additional incised crosshatching to post. The snake features a particularly large head, slightly-tilted in a curious, expressive manner, exemplifying the Kirkpatricks' skill at portraying life in clay. This creation is considered a very rare survivor, as Anna Pottery's masterpiece snake jugs are often found missing this important component. Excellent condition. L 5 1/4".

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Very Rare Anna Pottery Hand-Modeled Stoneware Snake Jug

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Mar 23, 2019