Painted Cast Iron "Jolly Nigger " Mechanical Bank
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2397
- Date / Time :
- February 17, 2008 11:00AM
Painted Cast Iron "Jolly Nigger " Mechanical Bank, Shepard Hardware Co., Buffalo, New York, "Pat. Mar 14 '82," by placing a coin in the figure's hand and pressing the lever on the back, he raises his arm and swallows the coin as his eyes roll back and tongue retracts, (scattered paint wear), ht. 6 3/4 in.
mechanics work, the front half of his jacket is painted darker than the rear half, but both paint look comparable in age, his bowtie is dark blue.