Unusual Multi-colored Earthenware Pig Bank Inscribed "Joseph"

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 471

Price Realized: $172.50

($150 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Stoneware Presentation Pig Bank, Inscribed "Joseph," attribute to the Moore Insulator Company, Akron, Ohio origin, late 19th or early 20th century, figural bank in the form of a standing pig atop a slab base. Pig detailed with curled tail, incised details to hooves, and well-detail head with lop ears, wrinkled snout, and serious facial expression. Incised banner across pig's side reads "JOSEPH," the person for whom this bank was made. Carved slot in back. Surface colorfully-glazed in shades of blue with green and purplish-brown accents. Banner glazed orange. Excellent form and color. 2" x 5/8" restored section adjacent to slot, the damage caused when money was removed from the bank. Otherwise excellent condition. L 7 1/2" ; H 4 1/4".

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