Unusual Old Painted Chalkware Still Penny Bank Pig Standing on All Four
Date: Unknown but most likely mid to the late 1800s (19th century) or early 1900s (20th century).
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The bank measures ~6 1/4" at its longest, ~5 1/4" at its highest point (to the top of the loop handle), and is ~3 3/4" at its widest. The bank weighs about 9 ounces.
Marks: The bank is unmarked.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice, very interesting and hard to come by still penny bank which would make a nice addition to your collection.
Condition: This chalkware bank is in relatively good condition. It has no breaks, no hairlines, and no repairs. The bank appears to be all original with losses to the paint and chips along the coin slot. The back right leg of the pig has a long chip (~5/8" long) and the left back leg has two small chips at the end. We have attempted to show the chips in the last photo. It is a miracle that the bank is still intact since it would have been a toy and as such it would have suffered. The bank shows some soiling, scratches to the surface, and general wear to the paint, which can be seen in the photos. Be that as it may, this is a great looking bank worthy of a spot in your collection. Please view photos to appreciate beauty of this bank and for additional condition information.
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