Antique Figural Cast Iron Painted Still Penny Bank Pig or Hog Sitting on Hind Legs
Description: A beautiful antique figural cast iron still penny bank. It is cast in the form of a pig or hog sitting on its hind legs with its front legs fully stretched. The bank is painted in white with black highlights on the back, the ears, the eyes, the hoofs, and the snout. The pig's mouth is colored in red. The bank is made of two halves which fit together nicely and are held together with a screw. We believe the screw is original to the bank and fits well within the pig's belly. The bank has the coin slot on the back of the pig's head between its ears. The casting of the bank is very well done and shows great details of the pig's body, eyes, mouths, and ears. We have opened the bank and could not find any markings. We show the open bank and the way it looks inside. This bank was purchased as part of a large collection of cast iron penny banks, which we will be listing over the coming weeks and months. Please carefully review the pictures presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, But most likely sometime in the first quarter of the 20th century.
Origin: Purchased in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: Measures approximately ~2 7/8" in height to the top of the ear, is ~4 1/2" long, and is ~2 1/4" at its widest. The bank weighs about 12.8 ounces.
Maker: Uncertain but similar shaped banks were made by A. C. Williams.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very nice bank in very good condition having quite a bit of its original coloring. Definitely a quality piece that is well made and all original, which would make an excellent addition to your still penny bank collection.
Condition: Bank is in very good original condition with no breaks and no repairs. It has losses to its original paint, but still retain quite a bit of it (estimate >90%). It has developed a nice age patina and looks great. It has scratches and surface paint is loses. The paint itself has developed crazing and has leathered in appearance with age. The bank has its original screw and fits together very well. It is definitely all original and has honest age wear. This is a very nice piece, which would display nicely in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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