Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I would be happy to help with your pig figurine.
Could you very kindly provide a photo, and one of the mark on the base.
Also, how big is he?
All the Wemyss and Plichta pigs are hand painted, as I am sure you know. Lucky you to have a collection of them! They have always been a favorite of mine.
Have a close look at the colors with a strong magnifying glass and let me know if you see dots. That means it's printed decoration, but possibly may have some 'heightening' by hand as well. There were quite a number of Wemyss "wannabe" potteries producing pigs at that time.
Here's a REALLY simple way to attach additional images (three clicks and a copy and paste and you are done).
Go to http://www.imgur.com/
(no need to 'log in' or 'register' it makes it far too complicated)
Click on Computer
Select the pictures you want to send me from the box that pops up.
Click on Start Upload
And then copy the link they give you. It will look similar to this http://www.imgur.com/xxxx and it's located right under where it says Link (email & IM) and paste it here where you are typing to me.
Many thanks and wait to hear,
I am sorry you are having difficulties with Imgur.
The email to use is [email protected]
It may take up to 48 hours for the photos to be sent on to me as they have to go through a third party to protect everyone's privacy. I'll let you know as soon as I see them this end.
Thank you so much for the very comprehensive set of pictures.
Let me see if I can track down some information on this mark.
Meanwhile, it does look like this is decal (printed) decoration rather than hand painting.
I'll be back to you as soon as I can.
Hi Paul,I have drawn a blank, I'm afraid, I can't find anything on this pig or its mark.
I think it would be best if I opted out and see if another of our experts can help.
Here are the pics so everyone can see them:
Best of luck,
Just to let you know, you will not be charged anything until or unless you accept an answer and your deposit will be refunded.
As far as when to expect an answer, I would leave your question on the open questions board (where it is now) for a couple of days at least. If it still not answered, I would do as you suggest and find a good auction house appraiser.
I'm so sorry I can't give you the answer you are looking for, but I do hope you find someone who can.
All the best,Robert
You are still eligible for a refund should you not get an answer.
It may be that no records of this mark survive. I cannot find it in any of my references and I like to think I have most of the reputable and reliable ones there are. The only hope, in my view, is that one might stumble upon a mention of it in contemporary trade journals of the day such as The Pottery Gazette.
I would probably do both, but start with the 1930s. You are right, it has the look of something from the 1930s, particularly the chintz-like way the roses are done.
However the font style of the "Made in England" looks 1950s or 1960s even.
You'll have to go to http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-can-i-request-refund
to get confirmation on the refund.
As I work 'on' rather than 'for' JustAnswers as an independent agent, I can't do this from my screen, I'm afraid.
Let me know if your refund has not been processed. A refund request will take a little while as PayPal needs 3 to 5 business days to return the funds to you.
I'd be very interested to know if you find out. Please let me know if you do.
Best of luck,Robert