Antique Cast Iron Still Penny Bank Elephant with Howdah
Description: This is a nice antique cast iron penny bank in the form of an elephant. The elephant stands on four legs and is painted in a golden color. The elephant has a chair or sitting bucket (Howdah) on his back which is set on a blanket showing crescents and stars in a raised design. Its head is tilted side way, it has big ears ant the end of its trunk is curled and resting on its leg. The piece shows great details and the two pieces, which are held together with the screw, are fitted together very well. This is a first quality piece showing great details and remnants of its original color. The bank has its coin slot in the bucket on the beast's back, just a wonderful piece which would display very well in any collection. Please see Andy and Susan Moore's Book "The Penny Bank Book: Collecting Still Banks" published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. in 1984 bank number 459 page 83 for a similar example. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size: Measures ~3" high, ~4" long, and is ~1 1/2" at its deepest. The piece weighs almost 13 ounces.
Maker: A. C. Williams.
Marks: No marks on the outside or the inside that we could find.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice example of cast iron figural penny banks, which would display very well and make a nice addition to your collection.
Condition: The bank is in good condition with no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It is all original including the screw holding it together. It has considerable losses to the paint, has signs of rust, and is fairly soiled. A great piece to add to your collection. Please view photos carefully for additional condition information.
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