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Flat ‘circular shaped’ pig piggy banks by FRODO
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 (known from the cheese carriers) and used the name Frodo. His work was signed with a sticker, but (as usual) most of these stickers were removed. Recently I bought one form a charity shop in IJmuiden with a sticker. Which gives me more certainty about the origin of the other piggy banks. Just look at the similarities. 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.
DIY/ Basic/ Common
This 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 has two versions: short (9 cm) and long (fish shape, 16 cm). They often have a 'label' of a tourist attraction, so souvenir piggy banks.
In January 2020, I received indications about who produced them.  It could possibly be "Plateelbakkerij Flora Gouda" (1945-1994). This is based on images of vases from Flora Gouda with similar decorations and colours. Flora Keramiek Gouda made "leading and affordable ceramics for the interior of the working class to the middle class" (quote) in the 1950's-1970's. So it could just be that the piggy banks shown are from Flora Gouda!
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