This very unique still bank is a “must have” for the discerning still bank collector, in that it is made of bakelite, in addition to it having a fish theme; only a couple of other banks depict a fish. American and probably manufactured around circa 1930, (making it an Art Deco piece), this pre-war bank, though unmarked, is undoubtedly a bakelite product; that company having been formed in 1922, utilizing the discovery and patent of bakelite in 1907 and 1909 respectively. Art Deco collectors would find this piece highly decorative and “period” compatible.
This fish bank is in excellent and all original condition. The bank is rare in and of itself, but another element that makes it particularly scarce is the fact that, other than the old “knife in the slot” there was no way to remove the coins once the bank was filled without smashing it apart and destroying it. Great gift for that February/March pisces birthday.
Dimensions: 8 1/4″ long x 5″ high x 2 1/8″ wide
Note:I am a leading specialist in the field of vintage coin banks, having been buying, selling, and examining these fine objects for over 40 years. This experience makes me well qualified to analyze, evaluate, and guarantee the authenticity of original examples