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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

The Tithe Pig

Figure Group
ca. 1765 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels
Brief Description
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.
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
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.5cm
  • Base width: 12.1cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Craenen, Brussels, for £4 in September 1882.

Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 304 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:203-1885

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record createdAugust 14, 2008
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