This is a rare piece of 19th century Scottish pottery and in exceptional condition.
These old Pirlie-Pig Banks are harder to come by as many were broken or smash to get the coins out of when full. Often the hole where the money goes into is damaged - as it was common for people needing to access their savings would try and get coins out with a long knife blade.
This one has no condition issues - and as nice a one as you might find.
The green, blue and brown shiny splatter glaze suggests that this was made at Morrison and Crawford in Kirkcaldy - I have some large storage canisters made by them in my store.
These antique coin banks would have been made with the name of the owner incised into the clay and then fired: this one was made of a lady called Magdalene Anderson. The slot for the money is above the name.
This is a much rarer shape - with a globular body section - and on a round foot. Love the spiral finial on the top.
As you can see in my photographs - just super condition. You won't find another like this quite so readily. The rarity and the exceptional condition is reflected in my asking price. Lots of these banks are now in museum collections or with specialist collectors.
Dimensions: Overall height is 6 1/2 inches. The diameter of the main body section is 3/4 inches. The diameter of the foot is 3 1/2 inches.
The weight unpacked is just under 500 grams.
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