This unfortunately is not an incised Stoneware Anna Pig which go in the tens of thousands of dollars, but was made in a very similar design. The pig is tan (with dark flecks), light brown and dark brown. It looks like it could be salt glazed, but I don’t know enough of the process to be sure. The spout in the rear end was for chugg….. I mean sipping whiskey, but it may have been used for other liquors as well, if indeed it was used. These are EXTREMELY rare and a real ice-breaker at parties! You could always use it, I guess, but who knows where that rear has been haha! The pig is anatomically correct in most aspects. Check out the bottom where its legs and feet are tucked in so cutely. Its incised eyes are painted brown, poked out snout holes, flopped down ears with a little twirly tail in the rear. 7 from snout to rear, approx. 2 1/2 wide at belly center and it’s approx. As far as I can tell, the only damages are a little paint loss near the butt hole, some of the yellowish glaze on the ears has come off, and there’s a crack in the bottom which could have been from when it was molded. Of course there is the expected wear of probably around 100 years. Thank you for viewing this item and please check out my other listings. I found this excerpt in an online article, which isn’t quoted word for word by me, but you may find it as interesting as I did: Pigs were a sign of prosperity during the 1870s1890s. The pigs were fed corn and corn was also used in the distilling of whiskey. The critters were cute and popular with the public so the distillers capitalized on these figurals as a marketable tool. The pig also represented the evils of drink. Using the cork to seal the contents at the rear allowed crude and rude jokes or slogans to enhance the product, for example Something Good in a Hogs > (with the arrow pointing to the rear). Beside pottery, these pigs appear in glass form. Anna Pottery from Anna, Illinois produced the famous Railroad Pig that goes for top dollar. The Kirkpatrick brothers who worked in Anna summed up their feelings in an article in the Jonesboro, Indiana Weekly Gazette in 1869: It is rather a hoggish propensity to be guzling whiskey, and if the habit is indulged in, will soon reduce a man below the level of the hog, and cause him to wallow in the gutter. The item “Antique Anna Pottery Style Stoneware Midwestern Whiskey Pig Flask Early 1900’s” is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Animals\Farm & Countryside\Pigs”. The seller is “lillywhite315″ and is located in Syracuse, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.