Flat ‘circular shaped’ pig piggy banks
The first of these funny piggy banks I found in the 70’s at the former department store Vroom and Dreesman in Zwolle. The red one with black spots is made by Pottery Frodo. Frits Rood was a ceramist in Alkmaar (famous from the cheese carriers) and used the name Frodo. His work was signed with a sticker, but (as usual) these stickers were removed. But it is Frodo! By removing the stickers (the former owners did that) is identifying the other flat banks not possible anymore. They are imitations of, or also made by, Frodo. Size: about 11 cm. Dated: 60s and 70s.
I bought all of these piggy banks in central Holland. In itself it means nothing. I however have reason to believe (based on experience), that they were produced in Gouda and/ or Schoonhoven. Not sure, because no indication of origin was found. Two sizes: 15,5 and 13,5 cm. Date: 1950-1960.
Number 791The mould of these piggy banks is used in many countries. I know them from Germany, but also from the USA. The shown here I Bought them in different stores in the Netherlands and I suppose they were also made here. Mould number 791 and a four leaf clover right above the tail. Length 13.5 cm. Period 1950 to 1965. These days you see them a lot from “Scheurich” (West Germany) with mould number 792 and a lock in the belly.
DIY/ Basic/ CommonThis series shows common piggy banks. The mould of these pigs is used in many countries. You also see examples from the Antilles. These type of pigs is easily created when one finds the right clay (slip) and a pottery with a kiln. Schools and institutions use them for creative lessons, anniversaries, etc. Or for sale as a souvenir. Length 14 to 16 cm. Date: 1960-present.
Plateelbakkerij Flora Gouda?This series are in two versions: short (9 cm) and long (fish shape, 16 cm). They often have a label of a tourist attraction, being souvenir pigs. About the pottery that produced them I have indications that it is possible "Plateelbakkerij Flora Gouda" (1945-1994). Flora Ceramics Gouda made leading and affordable ceramics for decorating the interiors of the working class to the middle-class in the years 1950-1970.