Wemyss Ware Pig Tops $15,000

Ten thousand British pounds ($15,500) was the auction price of a rare Wemyss (pronounced "weems") pottery sleeping pig that recently sold in Edinburgh, Scotland. Wemyss Ware, made in Scotland around the turn of the 20th century, is very popular in England and Scotland, but not many pieces are seen at U.S. auctions. We listed a sleeping pig in the 2009 edition of "Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide" for $16,739. Most popular are the standing pig figures with floral or fruit decoration. They usually sell for $300 to $7,500, depending on age and size.


wemyss sleeping pig pottery


 Photo: Lyon & Turnbull


#1 Wemyssshearnes 2013-09-04 17:16
I have quite a bit of Wemyss pottery with a beautiful rose pattern,that came from an old Inn in RI. There is a wash basin, strainer type thing, soap dish with strainer and some plates, most have chips :(. Is there any value or do the chips make them worthless?

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