A Staffordshire Tithe Pig Group - circa 1820
A lovely example of a Staffordshire classic.
In the early 19th century Tithing was a traditional
and unpopular practice of giving a tenth
of your produce to the church.
Our Staffordshire potters produced many variations,
showing a farmer and his wife giving their tenth child along
with the pig, eggs, corn etc.
This is a bright and colourful example
of a classic Staffordshire figure.
Most of this figure is in very good condition.
There is restoration to:
4 bocage tips
The tip of the mother's bonnet
The hands of the Priest
and priced accordingly.
Height: 7.5 inches
Manheim New York
Wynn Saymann Richmond Mass.