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May 31, 2018 02:00 PM - June 8, 2018 02:00 PMCalender

Polychrome Cast Iron "Penny Pineapple" Mechanical Bank

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3104T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 31, 2018 2:00PM


Polychrome Cast Iron "Penny Pineapple" Mechanical Bank, c. 1960, designed as a figure with the head of a pineapple, and patriotic shirt with star inscribed "50th" on front, titled on the back and marked "July 4 1960," ht. 8 1/2 in.

Note: "Mechanical banks have always captured my imagination, and this one is so whimsical and odd that I can see myself feeding it coins all day." - Jonathan Soroff
Estimate $300-500

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Jonathan Soroff