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Unusual Old Bisque Black Pig with Knife Candlestick / Match holder?

Post by hubsnbubs on August 11th 2018, 5:08 pm

Hello All,

My wife and I recently discovered (and fell in love with) this very lovely unusual pig, but are struggling to find anything like it and would love some help with our research if anyone has any ideas?

It measures just over 8" tall and is a somewhat sly looking painted bisque pig with collar and apron brandishing a knife! He has a 1 1/4" diameter x 1 1/4" deep hole in the top of his head- slightly snug but plausible as a candlestick or otherwise an oversized match holder? Or of course something we aren't thinking of? It has a registered number the back (3822) but no other marks as far as we can see.

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Thanks all if anyone has any ideas,

Chris & Ali
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Post by tenpot on August 11th 2018, 5:42 pm

looks as if its out of a butchers shop
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Post by NaomiM on August 11th 2018, 8:13 pm

Just a guess but maybe Bretby or one of the gerrman manufacturers? Art Deco period?

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Post by Essenjay on August 12th 2018, 1:56 pm

I'd suggest that it is perhaps German or Bohemian, early 1900s, and more likely a liqueur bottle, in the style of Vater & Sohne.

I find it a bit creepy. Perhaps George Orwell was inspired by one?!
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 12th 2018, 3:00 pm

I also think Continental, Edwardian, but it is slipcast and has a hole in the bottom as well as the top, so not bottle.
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Post by hubsnbubs on August 12th 2018, 4:53 pm

Thanks all for your thoughts- we thought probably German too but other than Schafer & Vater don't know of any other makers by name. I would like it to be Butchers piece though why there would be the hole in his head I don't know (the head hole has a base about 1" down much like a candlestick, but its a bit snug in width for todays candles)- the mystery continues.
Any thoughts are as always appreciated!
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Post by Essenjay on August 12th 2018, 5:43 pm

22 Crawford St. wrote:I also think Continental, Edwardian, but it is slipcast and has a hole in the bottom as well as the top, so not bottle.



Haha, how did I miss the hole in the base?!
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Post by denbydump on August 12th 2018, 7:24 pm

Too busy looking for the contents Simon!

Don't think it's Bretby, I would be thinking German/Austrian.
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Post by Essenjay on August 13th 2018, 8:08 pm

[quote="denbydump"]Too busy looking for the contents Simon!


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