An unusual 19th Century novelty silver miniature pigsty or pig shelter with a pig inside a fenced enclosure fitted with a feeding trough. Of Dutch or Continental origin, this unusual model has a folk art charm, although of fairly basic construction it has some attention to detail in the shelter decoration and the etched diagonally laid stylised flagstone design on the plinth. The pig is nicely cast when viewed in profile through the fencing. The plinth has various marks, some unidentified but the stylised dolphin mark is for Dutch silver duty mark used between 1859 - 1893.
Date: 2nd half 19th Century. Recently cleaned with a little tarnish left in the crevices. Length: 71.06 mm (2.797).Width: 33.05 mm (1.301). Height: 27.66 mm (1.089). The item "Small antique Dutch silver pigsty or pig shelter with pig, novelty collectable" is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Miniatures". The seller is "theantiquecompany" and is located in Liskeard. This item can be shipped worldwide.