If you are a lover of smoking or tobacco items, this wonderful pig with piglets humidor would make a great addition to your collection. It measures 8 1/4″ long and 6 1/4″ high. It is an earthenware pottery piece with a faience or tin glaze which was most likely made in either France or Germany in the 19th century. It is not signed. It is only marked with the numbers 83 7079 on the bottom. As often is true with faience pieces, this humidor is not in perfect condition. It does have some chips mainly on the lid. There is a chip on the first piglet’s snout, and there are chips around the edge of the lid as well. The only chip I see on the mama pig is on the bottom of one of the hoofs. These kind of chips are very common on faience and majolica pieces. Please look closely at the photos here as they can better describe this piece and the chips than I can using words. Despite the condition issues, this piece displays well. It still has a sponge in the lid. I can’t find another one like it anywhere on line. This year marks my 41st year as an estate liquidator. I strive to be accurate in my listing descriptions. If you have a question or concern about any item, please contact me BEFORE making an offer. The item “RARE German or French Faience Pig with Piglets Humidor” is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines”. The seller is “emerson1743″ and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Maker: Unknown
- Material: Ceramic & Porcelain
- Color: Off White/Tan
- Country/Region of Origin: European (France? Germany”)