Pig Open Salt?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by cxgirl, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    All I can think of for this is an open salt dish - open to any ideas:) He is 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 2"H.
    Dry/unglazed bottom, maybe from Germany?
    Any information appreciated.
    thanks for looking
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  2. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    My only contribution... beautifully sculpted, to me... really nice pig anatomy and authentic pose... cute little pig face. Good luck!
     
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  3. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    I love this piglet. It looks mor like roasted than live pig depicted.
    Yummy anatomy!
     
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  4. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    They look like that when they're asleep in the mud, too! My uncle raises them. I know my pigs. Unfortunately.
     
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  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I would think German or Czech was most likely.
     
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  6. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    lol makanudo, are you hungry?
    Thanks gila, yes he is nice looking.
    Thanks MOS, I was thinking Germany but wasn't sure.
     
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  7. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Why are some pigs so darned attractive?
     
  8. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    I would guess German. It's not too far removed from the antique German "Pink pigs" figurines.
    They're pretty cute too.
     
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  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Thanks skeezix! Pink Pigs, maybe that is why I thought he looked familiar.
     
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking more of home-cured bacon.(LOL)
     
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  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Would guess Germany too, and he may have started life as a pincushion...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  12. TheOLdGuy

    TheOLdGuy Well-Known Member

    Really neat little ceramic piggy. Does remind me of the German pink piggies. Sorry, can't add further except it is most likely a planter. I've seen several similar size pottery/ceramic animal planters.
     
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  13. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    I vote pin cushion also. If you Google "pig pin cushion," a multitude of images come up of them. They all seem to have a very similar size and shape opening as this one. I didn't see many porcelain ones. 90% of them were silver or a silver finish.

    --- Susan
     
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  14. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    A piggy stuck full of pins????
    Say it ain't so!
    Please let it be for salt or plants!
     
  15. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    Gilla dont worry.
    Its a healthy piggy.
    It is just undergoingits treatment of acupunture :)
     
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  16. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    Well...I could be hungry if theres a piggy on a stick over fire somewhere :)
     
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