Antique Large Cast Iron Still Penny Bank Dutch Boy on Barrel By Hubley
Description: This is a nice large and heavy painted cast iron penny bank in the form of a boy sitting on a barrel while holding something in his hand (He is actually whittling a piece of wood). The bank is painted in blue, yellow, red, flesh tone, and shades of gray. The boy's hair is yellow and he is wearing a hat. His lips are red while his face and hands are colored in flesh tone. His clogs are also yellow. The barrel is a dark gray while his pants are a lighter gray color. The bank is made of two halves and held together with a screw. The piece has the coin slot on top of the barrel on the back. The colors appear to be all original and show minimum losses. Please see Don Duer's book "The Penny Banks Around the World" by Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1997, page 11 for a similar example. Please review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Size: The base measures 31/2" by 3 3/4" and it is almost 9 1/2" high. The bank weighs 5 1/2 pounds.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker on the exterior. We have not opened the piece.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and in great condition example of this beautiful and iconic cast iron figural penny bank.
Condition: The bank is in excellent condition with no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It has minor losses to the paint. The screw holding the bank does not appear to be original to the piece. It has no obvious rust that we could find. Please view photos carefully for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this rare piece.