Staffordshire figure Group
" The Tythe Pig "
Staffordshire group of "The Tythe Pig".
Very good detail and fine colours.
Some good restoration and lacking
The farmer Hob holding the pig and his wife holding the baby are meeting the
Vicar who they pay rent to for the
church land. The common practise was
to levy a "tythe" as part of the rent.
Hob's wife offers the baby as part of
their produce and states "If you do not
take the child there will no be handing
over the pig" Hence the startled look
on the clergyman's face.
12.5 cm x 12.5 cm