P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


American Pottery Pig Bank Circa 1880’s

$ 265
  • Description
    American pottery still bank in the shape of a pig, used for saving coins (usually pennies) to encourage children the importance of thrift. Pottery still banks are somewhat scarce since the typical way to remove coins was to smash the bank open, albeit, with this particular example, perhaps a knife was used for coin removal (note the wear to the coin slot—see images) or perhaps the additional wear is also from many coins having been deposited.
    The bank is in good all original condition , from an unknown potter (unmarked) circa 1880’s, and probably a variant of #633 “Two Toned Pig” in Andy Moore’s “The Penny Bank Book” written in 1984 when collecting pottery banks was just becoming popular. Small chip to the left ear, and some chips around the coin slot as noted; charming bank. The bank is glazed in a cream color with rust colored spots on the pig’s back.
    Dimensions: 5″ long x 2″ wide x 2 1/2″ high

    American, Circa 1880's c.
    HEIGHT:2 1/2"
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Creation Date: 1880's
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 585696
  • Dimensions
    W. 2 in; H. 2.5 in; D. 5 in;
    W. 5.08 cm; H. 6.35 cm; D. 12.7 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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