2007 Eldreth Glazed Redware Still Penny Bank 4 Footed Pig Standing Floral Décor
Description: This is a contemporary glazed redware penny bank in the form of a pig standing on all four legs. This bank is glazed and colored in brown with yellow and green or dark brown flowers decoration. The pig has two ears, two yellow eyes with brown centers and a corkscrew shaped tail. The pig has an opening in the front of its face which is plugged with a cork. It also has a coin slot on the back. The bank is marked on the bottom with the letter "M", the name "Eldreth" and the number "07". This piece was made at the Eldreth pottery in New Oxford Lancaster County Pennsylvania in 2007. A beautiful piece to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The piece was made at the Eldreth Pottery in New Oxford, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size: The bank is ~4 1/2" long without the cork being inserted, ~3 1/2" in diameter in the bag and the opening in the front is ~1 3/4" in diameter. The piece is ~4 1/2" at its highest point and weighs over one pound and 2 ounces.
Maker: Eldreth Pottery.
Marks: Marked on the bottom with the letter "M", the name "Eldreth" and the number "07".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice redware pottery bank in very good condition. Definitely would make a great addition to any collection of still penny banks or contemporary redware pottery.
Condition: The bank is in excellent good condition with no cracks, no repairs, and no hairlines. The bank has no observable crazing to the glaze. The piece has a few of the defects you would expect in primitive pieces of redware pottery such as pops, areas where the glaze did not fully flow, slubs, a spot of wondering slip (see the back of the pig), and uneven areas. This piece has very few of those but they are there. Be that as it may, the piece is in great condition and looks great. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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