Ironstone Piggy Bank, Brown Speckled, Folk Art Bank, Animal Bank, Crimped Snout Pig Bank, Collectible, Figurine
This is one of the most adorable Piggy Banks I have ever found. It is made of ironstone and as such is very heavy. It is brown speckled (looks like a stone) and it has a crimped snout, ears that face forward, and a curly tail on its back. The coin bank empties from the bottom and has its original cork closure. This sweet little pig would make a wonderful gift or a great addition to a collection.
The piggy bank is the traditional name of a coin container normally used by children. The piggy bank is known to collectors as a still bank because it doesn't move. Piggy banks are usually made of ceramic or porcelain. They are generally painted and serve as a device to teach thrift and savings to children.
During The Middle Ages, in about 15th century, metal was expensive and seldom used for household wares. Instead, dishes and pots were made of an economical clay called "PYGG". Whenever people could save an extra coin, they dropped it into one of their clay jars. They called this their pygg bank or their piggy bank. The use of the name 'piggy bank' gave rise to its widely recognized 'pig' shape.
6 inches in height
7 1/2 inches in length
17 inch girth
This pig is in "like new' condition. It has no chips, cracks, or crazing.
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.
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