ANNA POTTERY MASTERWORK.
Important Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware
Grover Cleveland Pitcher, signed and Dated “ANNA POTTERY / January 15, 1885,”
Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1885.
Among the Kirkpatricks’most ambitious works known, this pitcher features hand-modeled and sculpted decoration in-the-round of newly-elected President Grover Cleveland, inscribed “President / 1885,” flanked by three other figures inscribed “Change,” “Reform,” and “Ex Sec / Interior.” One of the most elaborate and historically-significant creations by these celebrated ceramicists. H 11 3/4”.
Iconic American Folk Sculpture.
Important large-sized cobalt-decorated stoneware figure of a reclining stag, OH or Western PA origin, circa 1875.
Literature: Illustrated IN GREER, AMERICAN STONEWARES, P. 252. l 14”; H 11 3/8”.
Very fine redware flowerpot with applied bird and floral decorations, Absalom Bixler, Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA, circa 1850. H 6” D 8 1/4”.
Outstanding five-gallon stoneware Jug with large cobalt feeding squirrel decoration, New York State Origin, circa 1875.
This Jug’s rendering of a squirrel is one of the largest freehand figural designs known in 19th Century American stoneware. H 18 1/4”.