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Vintage Painted Cast Iron Still Penny Bank Male Deer Buck (Elk) 6 Point Antlers

  • $ 49.99

Description: A nice vintage painted cast iron still penny bank. The bank is cast in the form of a male deer (a buck), or male elk. The buck's head is pointed slightly up and turned around half way. The animal has a rack of antlers having 6 points. The piece is pained in light brown for the entire body of the animal with the front of the animal's neck being white in color. The elk has a short tail and his legs are in a moving position. The bank is made of two parts held together with a screw. The casting shows details of the buck's eyes, ears, nostrils, horns, and the muscles at the top of his hind and front legs. The bank appears to be all original and retains most of its original paint. It has the coin slot on the back of the buck's neck. This is a very nice-looking penny bank in very good condition and would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Unknown but we feel it is probably from the mid to third quarter 1900s (20th century).

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Size: The bank measures ~6" at its highest, ~1 1/2" at its widest point, and the beast itself is ~4 1/2" long. The bank weighs about 11.5 ounces.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: We were not able to open the bank and as such we were not able to determine if it is marked on the inside. The piece has no markings on the outside.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice still penny bank which would make a nice addition to your collection. Condition: This cast iron bank is in very good condition. It has no breaks and no repairs. It retains most of its original paint (estimate >90%) with minimum losses to the paint at the tail, the neck, and the antlers. The bank appears to be all original with its original screw. We were unable to unscrew the bank to open it and decided not to force the screw in fear of damaging the piece. The bank shows some soiling, scratches to the surface, and losses to the coloring. One issue we note is the fact that the antlers are a bit loose and move around slightly. 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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