Some types of antique ceramic pigs available to buy include pottery art planters for window sills, vintage ceramic shelf pigs, Enesco ceramic pigs that serve as jelly pots or sugar bowls and vintage painted ceramic piggy banks. A few other ceramic pig options include salt and pepper shakers, gilded pigs with barrels that can be planters or pencil holders, small ceramic pig brooches and creamer containers.
The vintage ceramic pig pottery art planter for window sills is pale yellow with traces of red paint on his nose and in his ears. The red paint was applied using a cold paint method that dates back to the 1930s and 1940s. The ceramic shelf pig weighs more than a pound and is designed to lean out over the edge of a shelf. From the mid-1900s, the Enesco potted pigs for jelly or sugar are made of ceramic and feature a glossy caramel brown glaze. Decorating the sides of the pigs are raised leafy designs with no chips or cracks.
Ceramic pigs in forms such as piggy banks and cookie jars have long been popular in Western homes. Collectors Weekly tracks eBay auctions for a range of pig products, whether ceramic, wooden or glass.