Antique Figural Cast Iron Golden 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 large pig or hog sitting on its hind legs with its front legs fully stretched. The bank is painted in gold with red highlight for the pig's mouth. 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. For the same bank, see bank number 582 "Seated Pig by A.C. Williams" in Andy and Susan Moore's book, The Penny Bank Book, Collecting Still Banks Published By Scfiffer Publishing Ltd. of Exton, PA in 1984. 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, this bank was produced by A. C. Williams in the period 1910 - 1934.
Origin: Purchased in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. The bank was made in Ohio 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 12.5 ounces.
Maker: 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 >70%25). It has developed a nice age patina and looks great. It has scratches and surface dings where the paint is lost. The bank has its original screw and fits together very well. It is definitely an 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.