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Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910

Warthog large sized majolica character jug produced in France circa 1910. The warthog is a wild member of the pig family found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. The warthog is a medium-sized species. It is identifiable by the two pairs of tusks protruding from the mouth and curving upwards. The lower pair, which is far shorter than the upper pair, becomes razor-sharp by rubbing against the upper pair every time the mouth is opened and closed. The warthog is a prized catch and staple of rural life. No part of the kill goes unused by a resourceful woodland family. The banner around the pitcher reads "Tout en est bon de la tete a la queue" or "All is good from the head to the tail." He is marked 46 on the bottom.

Maker:

unknown

France

circa 1910

Model #:

46

Majolica

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

9 1/2"

Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910
Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910
Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910
Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910
Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910
Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910
Warthog character jug large - France circa 1910
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