Vintage Lead Still Penny Bank Sheep Sitting on All Four Feed My Sheep
Description: Vintage and rather scarce very nice lead still penny bank. The bank which is made of lead depicts a sheep sitting on all four in a Sphinx like pose. The sheep is sitting on a rectangular platform with the words "FEED MY SHEEP" in raised lettering on its edge. The sheep's head is looking forward with details showing eyes, mouth, nose and ears. The bank is of course hollow and has a plate on the bottom held in place with two screws. The bank has the coin slot on the sheep's back. The casting shows details of the legs, the tail and the wool on the sheep's body. This is a substantial bank weighing over one pound and 5 ounces. This is a very nice looking penny bank that is relatively uncommon that is in very good condition. Please see page 90 in Andy and Susan Moor's Book "The Penny Bank Book: Collecting Still Banks" Published by Schiffer Books in 1984, for a photo of a similar example (bank number 596). Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely early to mid 1900's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The bank measures ~4 1/8" at its longest and ~2 3/4" at its highest point. The base measures ~3 3/4" by ~2" and the bank weighs over one pound 5 ounces.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a great and fairly scarce still penny bank which would make a nice addition to your collection.
Condition: The bank is in very good condition. It has no breaks and no repairs. The bank shows some soiling and scratches to the surface. It also has some minor dings along the edges. The piece also shows some filling marks along the casting edges which are original to the making. Please view photos to appreciate beauty of this beautiful bank and for additional condition information.
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