Antique Hubley Cast Iron Dog Still Penny Bank Wirehair Terrier in Red collar
Description: A beautiful and rather uncommon antique cast iron still penny bank. It is cast in the form of a wirehair terrier dog sitting on its hind legs with a red collar around its neck and having a black spot on its back and having black ears. The dog is sitting up and looking straight ahead. It has a flat base and is made of two halves held together with a screw. It has the coin slot on the back of its head. See page 81of Andy and Susan Moore's book "The Penny Bank Book; Collecting Still Banks" Published by Schiffer Books, of Exton, PA in 1984 for a similar example, bank No. 422. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size: Base measures ~4 5/8" in height and the bottom measures ~5 5/8" by ~2 1/8". The bank weighs one pound and 3.5 ounces.
Maker: Known to have been made by Hubley.
Marks: Marked on the inside on both halves of the bank with the stamped numbers 825 and the number 1 below it (see last two photos) to see the marks.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice example of this very desirable bank. It would display very well and make a nice addition to your collection.
Condition: The bank is in very good condition with no breaks, major loses, or repairs. It maintains most of its original paint with minimum losses, which can be seen in the photos. The screw appears to also be original. The bank is soiled and would probably benefit from a good cleaning but we leave that to the discretion of the new buyer. A beautiful bank, which would display very well in your collection. Please view photos carefully for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this great piece.
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