Rare World's Fair Stoneware Train Bank w/ New York Advertising, White's Pottery, Utica, NY, 1893

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 238

Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $4,250. 

Very Rare World's Fair Stoneware Train Bank with New York Advertising, attributed to the White's Pottery, Utica, NY, 1893, molded bank in the form of a globe with relief design of a train, embossed "93" for the year, 1893. Inscribed on the front in embossed lettering, "WORLD'S FAIR / MY EXPENSES TO / CHICAGO / PAT APPLIED FOR." Reverse impressed with the advertising, "COMPLEMENTS(sic) / SMITH CRAY & C. / CLOTHIERS / NEW YORK & BROOKLYN." Cobalt highlights throughout. Only the second White's Utica train bank that we have ever offered, this example including rarely-seen advertising for a New York clothier. Among the most iconic White's molded forms in existence. Excellent condition with minor nicks to coin slot, a faint 3/8" line from slot, and a minor glazed-over base chip. H 4 1/2".

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