Yellow Gallé Tiny Pig
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Wemyss Ware® is Scotland's most famous pottery. Hand finished and hand painted in Ceres, Fife at the Griselda Hill Pottery since 1985. Fife is the birthplace of Wemyss® pottery in 1882.
The Gallé design is named after the French designer Emile Gallé, who made pottery cats in his ceramics factory in Nancy from the late 1870s. It is thought that Robert Heron, the owner of Wemyss Ware®, was very impressed with the bold yellow cat with hearts and roundels which he saw in one of the Paris Great Exhibitions at the end of the nineteenth century. He bought one and decided to have a similar cat made in the Wemyss® way - similar but subtly different. The Gallé cat is one of our most popular designs.
In Bohemia the pig is a symbol of good luck, and chocolate pigs are traditional New Year presents. It is believed that Karel Nekola brought his enthusiasm for pigs with him from his homeland, and persuaded his boss at the Fife Pottery to make them in several sizes. They were an immediate success, finding their way into many living rooms to enchant generations.
Our Tiny Pig with large ears is a twentieth century Wemyss® shape.
- Length: 7cm
Want to make it even more special?
Each piece is hand painted by our talented Pottery Ladies and we can personalise any design, whether it is a wee bee to finish it off or some meaningful names, dates or sayings. Or how about your favourite flower or a beloved pet? We can even hand sculpt a mouse or butterfly onto a piece for you, the world is your oyster!
Please ask for personalisation when phoning or emailing us and we can discuss your design and piece. Timescale and price will also be given at this time.