Naive Folk Art Sussex Pig from the Belle-Vue Pottery Rye, Circa 1870.
Naive Folk Art Sussex Pig from the Belle-Vue Pottery Rye, Circa 1870.
Naive Folk Art Sussex Pig from the Belle-Vue Pottery Rye, Circa 1870.
Naive Folk Art Sussex Pig from the Belle-Vue Pottery Rye, Circa 1870.
Naive Folk Art Sussex Pig from the Belle-Vue Pottery Rye, Circa 1870.

BELLE-VUE POTTERY RYE (1869-1939)

Naive Folk Art Sussex Pig from the Belle-Vue Pottery Rye, Circa 1870.

c. 1870 England

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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Naive Folk Art Sussex Pottery Pig,
from the Belle-Vue Pottery, Rye,
Circa 1870.

This Sussex pig from the Belle-Vue Pottery Rye is actually a drinking vessel with removable head that can be used as a cup and its body when tilted back used as a jug - and this particular example is in amazing condition.

The interior of its head is inscribed by its maker with a cross 'X' and within this cross it bears three letters R.S.W. and in the remaining space the word Rye, the letters stand for 'Rustic Sussex Ware'
Dimensions: 5 1.2 inches high x 8 1/2 inches long x 4 inches deep

The pig's shoulder is also inscribed in Sussex dialect with the words ' Won't be druv' which come from a local rhyme:-
And you can pook
And you can shove
But a Sussex Pig
He wun't be druv.
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In Sussex these pigs are used at weddings when each guest is invited to drink a hogshead of beer to the health of the bride and at other social and convivial meetings On these occasions each person is expected to drink this cup or hog's head full of liquor.

Dimensions
Height 5.50 inch (13.97 cm)
Width 8.50 inch (21.59 cm)
Depth 4.00 inch (10.16 cm)
Stock Code
NY8532
Medium
pottery
Signed/Inscribed
R.S.W. and the word Rye, the letters stand for 'Rustic Sussex Ware'
Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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