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Figure group - The Tithe Pig

The Tithe Pig

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:203-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 2

Physical description

Group representing 'The Tithe Pig', of soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, comprising a farmer's wife offering her baby to a clergyman in payment of tithe, instead of a pig, which is held by her husband; they stand under the shadow of a flowering tree, and on the ground are a basket of eggs and applied flowers and foliage

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 12.1 cm base

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Craenen, Brussels, for £4 in September 1882.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Group 'The Tithe Pig' in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels, of a farmer's wife offering her baby to a clergyman in payment of tithe, instead of a pig which is held by her husband, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1765.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Clergy; Woman; Pig; Farmer; Egg; Baby; Man

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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