Mood shot of Susan Parkinson's hand painted happy pig
Frontal view showing the smiling face of Susan Parkinson's Model 78 Pig
Image showing the bottom of a Parkinson Pig which features a curly 'S' shaped tail, for Susan
Rear view of Susan Parkinson's Model Number 78 slip cast porcelain Pig
Side view of a chubby little ceramics pig hand painted with black stripes
A Richard Parkinson Pottery Ltd porcelain pig designed by Susan Parkinson in the 1950s
Underbelly of Parkinson Pottery Pig corner shows the 'P' stamp used on small items
A black and white porcelain Pig designed and made by Susan Parkinson inspects a walnut
Top view of an abstract ceramic pig designed by Susan Parkinson
Profile picture of little piggy whos ears cover their eyes, made in England in the 1950s
Parkinson Pottery

Susan Parkinson Pig

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A hand decorated slip-cast porcelain sculpture of a Pig, designed and made by Susan Parkinson at her potteries near Ashford, Kent, circa 1956. 

The petite pig, which could easily be mistaken for a guinea pig, is Model Number 78.

Even though the eyes of the sow are covered by its ears, the fluid and lively lines which render the snout, markings, and tail, convey a very joyful-looking pig.

The pig's tail is in the form of the letter 'S', which stands for 'Susan'. This is documented in Carol Cashmore & Tim Vincent-Smith's 2004 publication about Susan and her life & work.

Model Number: 78

Model Name: ‘Pig’ 

Designer: Susan Parkinson 

Manufacturer: Parkinson Pottery 

Year of Design: C. 1957 

Dates Produced: C. 1957-63 

Colour: Black, white 

Height: 4.5 cm, Width: 3.5 cm, Depth: 4.2 cm 

Condition: Perfect

Branding: Impressed with ‘P’ mark used on small items but P is illegible.