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Vintage John Wright Cast Iron Still Penny Bank Painted Lamb Sheep Standing

  • $ 77.77

Description: A beautiful vintage cast iron still penny bank. It is cast in the form of a sheep standing on all four and looking forward. The body of the sheep shows details of the sheep's curly fur. The piece also shows its ears and details of its face. The sheep's face is black in color as are his hoofs. The bank is made of two halves held together with a screw. It has the coin slot on the back behind its head. See page 90 of 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. The book suggests the bank was made by John Wright in 1970. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Known to have been made in 1970.

Origin: USA.

Size: Base measures ~5 1/4" long, ~2" at its widest, and is 3 1/4" at its highest. The piece weighs about 15 ounces.

Maker: Known to have been made by John Wright. Marks: We did not see markings on the exterior and we chose not to open the bank.

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 excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. It retains most of its original paint with minimum loss. It also has some foreign colors, red, green and yellow which most likely got there because as a toy it was played with sometime in its life. Be that as it may the piece is beautiful and would display very well. Please view photos carefully for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this great piece.

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