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Anna Pottery
Date: active 1859 - 1896
Remarks: The Anna Pottery, located in Anna, Illinois, operated from 1859 to 1892. Two brothers, Cornwall Kirkpatrick and Wallace Kirkpatrick, owned the pottery. Although the pottery thrived on standard utilitarian wares, the brothers also made art wares on commission and for special occasions. Each was a master craftsman specializing in different techniques: Cornwall in incised ornament, Wallace in sculpture wares. Cornwall is credited with inventing the pig bottles inscribed with railroad maps and Wallace was known for making sculptural jugs with snakes.