This is an antique mid-19th century miniature money box or bank made of stoneware and covered in a rich brown treacle glaze.
The bank takes the form of a little man seated on a low chair.
He is obviously in a tavern as it clutches to his chest a big jug of ale.
There is a slot at the bank where you put little coins in.
The bank is fully sealed and the only way to have got your money out would have been either to smash it open or insert a knife to withdraw your money.
He is in excellent antique condition and with no signs of anyone fishing about around the money slot at the back.
Dimensions: height 4 3/4 inches (11.5 cm).
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