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Two Painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Black" Figural Banks

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
633
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Two Painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Black" Figural Banks, a "Jolly Nigger Bank" and a "Dinah" bank, when you place a coin in their right hands, and press the lever located on their left shoulders, they lift their hands and deposit a coin into their mouths, ht. 6 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

new bank cover, lacking eyes, tongue.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Nigger Bank, bank, bank cover