Famous brands 1 - Piggy Banks

1000+ authentic, old fashioned pig piggy banks
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In 1951 the Hungarian Joseph Szeiler started Szeiler Studio in Hanley (Staffordshire). With custom designed moulds he made small figures of clay which are famous for Szeiler. In 1957 the studio moved to Burslem and started producing vases, crockery and piggy banks. After the death of Joseph in 1986, his widow took over the business and later sold it to Moorlands.
Nice piggy banks with large ears (which are often broken). The Szeiler mould was also used by Price Brothers and later Price & Kensington (Burslem).

  • SylvaC: Shaw & Copes Take Ltd Longton (Staffordshire). From 1936 on piggy banks are made. The factory had a management buyout in 1982, which was short lived. The black piggy banks come in two sizes, 10.5 and 16 cm. The largest is only available with stopper in the belly!

  • Surrey Ceramics: Known are Grayshott Pottery in Godalming and Kingwood Pottery, Wormley (Surrey).

  • Rye: Since medieval times pottery is made in Rye. Two potters David Sharp and Rye Pottery still produce, but no piggy banks anymore. My piggy banks are by Rye Pottery between 1947 and 1975.

version 14.3 - 2019, June 20
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