This is a 19th-century antique treacle glazed money bank in the shape of a seated cat.
It was either made at one of the Staffordshire potteries - or more probably it is of Scottish origin, and hails from the Rosslyn Pottery in Kirkcaldy.
Rosslyn Pottery's penny banks were also known as 'Pinner' or 'Pirley Pigs'.
They were amongst the factory's most interesting productions and were often coated with a rich thick brown 'Rockingham' treacle glaze.
This is a highly collectable ceramic bank - in excellent condition. There are no chips or damages around the coin slot on the back. In many of these antique banks, you would find chips around this slot - where children had tried to get coins back out to the bank with the use of a knife or long blade.
This bank is in fantastic antique condition with no damages - the thick glaze runs down its body and forms a skirt of drips around the bottom edge.
The bank is 4 3/4 inches in height and has a width of 3 inches.
These cat banks are hard to find in such fine condition - its rarity is reflected in my asking price.