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Painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Lion and Two Monkeys" Bank

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
619
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Lion and Two Monkeys" Bank, Kyser & Rex, c. 1883, place a coin in the front monkey's hand which is connected to the rear monkey, and by pressing the branch-form lever at the rear of the tree stump, it triggers the rear monkey to flip forward and the lion's mouth to open to receive the deposited coin, ht. 8 in.
Estimate $500-700


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