Czech Hand-Painted Wood Ramp Walker Pig!

Regular price $45.00

What a wonderful pig! I found this beauty in an an antique shop in New Hampshire that had some terrific old wooden things and I was immediately smitten. I don't know much about it but that it appears to be pretty old and is, I think, great from head to toe--from those hand-painted black and white eyes almost on the very top of its head, to its attached wooden snout detailed with red nose holes and mouth, all over big gray spots, and short upturned rope tail. Its little legs, terminating with giant feet, move back and forth, and it appears, based on small holes in the side of its body, that it may once have had moving arms as well. Just teeming with character, This is one pretty special little pig!

Update: I've learned this pig is a "ramp walker," made in Czechoslovakia probably 1930s. Ramp walkers were made in the form of a variety of characters, from human to animal. There are some wonderful ones out there...though this pig is still my favorite!

4 1/8" tall x 2 1/8" wide x 2 1/4" deep, he's in generally good condition and structurally very sound with a bit of dryness/light cracking to the wood of his feet.