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Cast Iron "HUMPTY DUMPTY" Mechanical Clown Bank

Auction:
2482
Lot:
612
Sold for:
$1,067$900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Cast Iron "HUMPTY DUMPTY" Mechanical Clown Bank, Shepard Hardware Co., Buffalo, New York, c. 1884, the bank activated by pressing a lever, a coin placed in the clown's hand raises and is swallowed while his eyes roll back and his tongue rolls in, (scattered paint loss), ht. 7 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Clown Bank, Shepard Hardware Co., bank, Alice in Wonderland, Humpty Dumpty, Riddles

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