View in Catalog Lot # 3506 will be auctioned off September 12, 2011.
These list might be joined by names of city and county officials, churches and their personnel, officers of the "secret societies" such as the Odd Fellows, Masons and sometimes a candidate for political office. After all the names were inscribed any space that remained open was often filled in with something; incised fearns, vines, leaves, cross hatching something to add depth to the piece. Incised is the list of the Officers for the 1884 Southern Illinois Fair, its Directors and Executive Committee in addition to the various classes or categories of entry for the fair such as Class A Horses, Class B Thoroughbreds you will find the committee organizers for each class. The unique features of this jug list the candidates for President and Vice President "Republican James G. Blaine, Maine & John A. Logan, Ill" "Democrat Cleveland NY & Hencricks, Ind", the Union County Offices such as the Sheriff, Stest Attorney, Superintendent of Schools, Treasurer, Coroner and Justice of the Peace for various cities. The Anna public offices were included as well listing the mayor, Police Magistrate, Street Commissioner and more. Boldly at the top of the jug near the spout in a very prominent area incised is "C & W Kirkpatrick/Anna Pottery, Anna, Ill" Under the base of the spout is "Fifth Annual/Southern Illinois Fair/of the/ Southern Illinois Fair Association/ Held on their Grounds, at/Anna Illinois/ on August 26th, 27th & 28th, 1884. Interestingly Cornwall incised his date of birth "C. Kirkpatrick / Born Dec. 23, 1814" in a banner at the base of the jug. This is a wonderful example of a Fair Jug and features a beautiful glossy salt glaze with "turkey dropping" running down one side from the excess salt in the kiln. H 22', W 13"