Help ID'ing a Porcelain Pig

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by LilDi, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. LilDi

    LilDi New Member

    Hello! My daughter found this porcelain (I think) pig figurine at a thrift store last weekend. I’m just curious on its background but don’t know anything about reading maker’s marks.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I always like learning something new!
     

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That's one self-satisfied pig!

    Debora
     
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  3. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Full of himself !!! .. LOL .
     
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  4. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    The impressed number is most likely a shape mark. I can't make heads nor tails out of the other marks. I can say that most of these cute little pig trinkets were made in Germany.
    Don
     
  5. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    I can see Depose in all caps across the middle.
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Good spotting, Janet!
     
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  7. LilDi

    LilDi New Member

    Would that make it a French piece?
     
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  8. LilDi

    LilDi New Member

    Agreed!
     
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  9. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    I think German from the mark and the impressed numbers. They exported to Britain and the rest of the European continent, so Depose may be for the French market as Depornit is usual on German items. Just speculating.
     
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  10. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    He IS a cutie-pie!!!

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  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  12. LilDi

    LilDi New Member


    Interesting! I looked up the Sitzendorf mark and it does seem like weak knockoff of it! Ha ha! We just bought it for the cute piggie.

    Thanks for the insight. Identifying antiques/collectibles is like learning a new language!
     
  13. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Welcome to Antiquers, @LilDi !

    What is the height of this? I've used small planters to hold pencils and pens sometimes. The design of this one could work for that, if it's the right size.
     
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  14. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    WELCOME LilDi !!! ... Joy. :)
     
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