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A Real Survivor Victorian Treacle Glazed Figural Money Box in the Form of a Monkey with His Cane (1 of 10)
The Three MusCATeers
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I am a small private dealer with a love for small decorative items predominantly from the Georgian and Victorian periods each with their own beauty. A beauty that is not always expected.
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A Real Survivor Victorian Treacle Glazed Figural Money Box in the Form of a Monkey with His Cane

REF: LA444272
£200
€234
$252
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Description
The money bank is formed niavely into a stylised monkey holding a walking cane, he is ceramic and is covered in the most glorious deep honey brown treacle glaze. When I acquired him, I was advised he was most likely from a Staffordshire Pottery dating to about circa 1860. Although not unusual for the Staffordshire Potteries of this period he is not marked, but I have begun to wonder whether he maybe from the Scottish Potteries as I did come across some similar treacle glazed examples of money banks although none were of monkeys. In fact in all my research I was unable to find another example so I guess this does make him pretty rare. And of course the other wonderful thing is that this money bank has survived in such good condition all these years as there were only two ways to get your money out, one was to smash it and the other is to put a knife through the slot, to coax the coins out.
measurements
Height:
14 cm
Width:
6.5 cm
Depth:
5.5 cm
declaration
The Three MusCATeers has clarified that the A Real Survivor Victorian Treacle Glazed Figural Money Box in the Form of a Monkey with His Cane (LA444272) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1860
condition
This money bank is in very good condition. There are no chips or cracks that I can see and that includes around the slot for the money. The base of the money box reassuringly shows signs of a long life. And there is a roughness to the glaze at the bottom of the monkey, which I hope you can see from the photographs. There is also a coin trapped in the money bank which I have not attempted to get out but I fear it is not a gold sovereign, more likely an old penny. I also want to point out that I found him very difficult to photograph his glaze is so beautifully shiny it carries so many refections and I also think his true colour is a little deeper than the photos show.
location
This A Real Survivor Victorian Treacle Glazed Figural Money Box in the Form of a Monkey with His Cane is located in Kent, United Kingdom

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