This is a rare and hard-to-find original antique cast iron money box.
It takes the form of a Victorian little space heater that would have been used in a 19th-century conservatory.
I believe that this old bank is quite a rare one made by Chamberlain & Hill.
It dates to the end of the 19th century about the early 1890s.
It is in good condition with no damages which is rare given that cast iron of this age can tend to be quite fragile and will break or crack if dropped.
The dark bronze effect japanning is still in pretty good condition, as you can see from my photographs, and the detailing is nice and crisp.
The bank has a little screw at the bottom - and you can unscrew this to dismantle the bank - the base has holes and the registration number: 187026.
It is certainly finely cast with great detail - very aesthetic movement in style and decorated all around with foliage and birds to front and rear - the words BANK and two coin slots also appear on the lid section.
Dimensions: Height is 6 1/2 inches. The width of the base section at the widest is 4 inches.
Nice weight: 710 grams.
A nice old example of a hard-to-find money box / bank with very fair price attached. Of course - no quibbles money-back guarantees in place with regard the date of this one!
It will cost £4.95 with Royal Mail Recorded Post in the UK - this will be applied to your order at the checkout.
Happy to post internationally, please ask for a postage quote to your location.